I was near ecstatic to find out Saskatoon had a wing restaurant. A WING RESTAURANT! Wings are delicious and the news of a restaurant just for wings in countless flavors (there are 30*) tickled me pink.
My first impression was familiarity. The layout is much similar to Subway, Mr.Sub, and other various fast food places. It is obvious this is mainly a take-out venue. I could see the larger packages available working very well for watching hockey games, lan parties, or get togethers.
I was greeted by a very friendly cashier/cook who took the time to explain the most popular flavors. I took her advice on the Puckerin’ Lemon Pepper Wings(½ pound) and on my own accord I ordered Rippin’ Raspberry Pepper Wings(½ pound), Maple BBQ Wings(½ pound), Goooeeeey Honey Garlic flavor(½ pound), Parmesean Ribs(1 pound) and a deep fried Mars Bar! This came to around $30.
It is around a fifteen minute drive back home from Wing Nuts so we dug right into that Mars Bar. Yum! JUST STICK IT IN MY VIENS! I could see this pairing with ice cream or magic green herbs very very well. The mars bar gets 4/5. It isn’t the best, but it is a great unique treat when you are looking for something new.
When we returned home and opened everything up there was a mess of sauce in the bag. I would have scanned the take-out menu for this review but it was covered in raspberry vinegar, parmeasean sauce and some mysterious goo. The ribs and wings were cold and the packaging was very poor. The ½ pounds were packaged together (two per styrofoam) and the flavors mixed.
I believe this restaurant is a great idea with poor execution. The small price that would be involved in wrapping the wings in tinfoil, placing the wings tinfoil bags or tin containers would greatly improve the product and the overall experience.
The wings were delicious after they were reheated, but the flavors hit and miss. I didn’t weigh the wings themselves but the weight seemed a little bit less than ½ pound per order. The rib orders seemed much more accurate for weight.
I would go without the Rippin’ Raspberry Pepper Wings next time, I’m not sure if vinergarettes really go with wings but I would totally get a double order of the Puckerin’ Lemon Pepper Wings. I really love lemon pepper and these wings do lemon pepper the justice it deserves! The preparation of the wings itself gives them a great texture and flavor. I approve of the wings.
On the other hand the dry ribs were lacking in texture and flavor. I remember referring to them only as “meaty chunks”… this isn’t a good thing. I will order the Goooeeeey Honey Garlic flavor again, but next time on wings . The parmeasean ribs were not executed well and could really be improved upon. They would have been much better if the parmesean was a coating for the ribs itself instead of just being sprinkled on top.
I’ve returned to the restaurant since and the wings have remained consistently great. Mmm Wingnuts wings! Overall I think this is a good place to go, just for wings and dessert (they have deep fried Oreoes as well) but maybe pass on the dry ribs and bring your own take-out containers.
700 CENTRAL AVE,
SASKATOON, SK S7N 2G5
(Between: C Central & 107th)
(Near: 107th ST W and Central AVE)
Delivery available for entire City of Saskatoon!
Hours: Sun-Wed : 10:30 AM – Midnight
Thurs-Sat: 10:30 AM – 3AM