This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. Neither #CollectiveBias or the advertiser influenced my opinion of the restaurant in any way. I only recommend places that I love and places that I will go back to myself. #WingsAndRings
My family is a hard to please bunch. I’m not going to lie… going out to eat can be a challenge for us when we try to all go together. I don’t want to go anywhere too terribly loud, the kids don’t want to go anywhere that they have to be terribly quiet and the sports fan in the family, well… he really doesn’t want to miss his favorite games. Finding a balance is hard. When #CollectiveBias offered the opportunity for us to check out Buffalo Wings & Rings in South Charlotte, I almost passed (despite the offer of free wings and rings.) Going out with our kids is not generally the highlight of my weekend. (And yes, that sounds way worse than I really mean it to.) I want to be able to go out with the kids and enjoy a nice meal, but most moms know – that is a challenge.
The South Charlotte Buffalo Wings & Rings has a really nice location. The area isn’t terribly busy (which is hard to find in South Charlotte) and though we went a little earlier than the normal dinner rush, there were plenty of people coming in to enjoy the food and sports. I took that as a good sign. There were several families who came in right after us and a few who were already dining when we arrived.
The layout inside was really nice, not too crowded, and offered a variety of seating options. With kids, at least for us, a booth is always best. It was a little overcast and cool, otherwise I think we would have opted for the patio. While the furnishings were dark like most traditional sports bar set ups, the overall space was very light. I hate eating in the dark. The volume level really surprised me… not too quiet and not too loud. I never felt like my kids were being too loud or that they were disturbing anyone. That’s a rare feat for my kids.
If you want to watch baseball, basketball, golf or pretty much anything else, you can watch it all from your seat. Our vantage point gave me easy access to 10 different screens. If I wanted to look to the side a bit, there were several more. I even caught my daughter gawking at a football game.
We couldn’t settle on an appetizer (I could not come to a place call Wings & Rings and not get wings and rings), so we went with the sampler. The kids love the fried pickles, as do I, but my daughter particularly loved the potato skins. I would say they were perfectly cooked. Not over done, just right. And of course, the onion rings were delicious!
My daughter took wings & rings to heart, well at least the wings part, and insisted on boneless wings for her dinner. The boys is more of a “kid-food” traditionalist and had mini corndogs. Peach Habanero Boneless Wings had my heart as soon as I saw them on the menu. None of the food disappointed.
Knowing that my kids have a thing for dessert, I succumbed to my daughter’s request to order the Chocolate Lave Cake. My girl knows her food. It was so good that I had to make both kids take a “dessert time-out” at one point. I was afraid if I didn’t, they were going to eat so much so fast that they would be sick. We couldn’t have us getting uninvited back.
Do you have a sports enthusiast in your family? Do you have a hard time getting them out of the house on Sundays (or Thursdays or Saturdays…)?