Wing Night at Iron Creek Bar and Grille
For my next wing night, I took a trip down to South Fayette township to visit Iron Creek Bar and Grille. I’ve lived in McDonald my entire life, yet I had never heard of this place until I was looking for Thursday night wing specials around Bridgeville. It was surprisingly close to where Drew and I were headed afterwards for a swimming party, so we decided it was the perfect option for a little chicken tastiness. Overall, there were a nice selection of wing sauces and the ones I had were quite delicious.
Iron Creek Bar and Grille is nestled in a corner right on Millers Run Road. It is one of those majestic places that has wings specials on two different nights, Tuesday and Thursday. We went on a Thursday, when wings were $.50 each. The only stipulation with that pricing was that you also had to purchase a drink. Not a problem for us, as beer is a part of the wing night tradition! You are allowed to get whatever flavor combinations you desire, so we each got two different flavored batches of six wings.
To begin with, I was impressed with the flavor options available at wing night at Iron Creek Bar and Grille. A lot of the previous places we had gone to just had basic wing flavors with nothing really new to try. As you can see, there were several interesting choices to choose from! In my quest to pursue ever spicier options, I went with buffalo ranch as well as my traditional garlic parm (though I almost chose spicy garlic parm).
The buffalo ranch… was delicious! Ranch is one of my favorite things ever, so to eat it on a wing is just great. The buffalo flavor added in that essential bit of spiciness, while the ranch mellowed things out and made everything creamy and juicy. Drew noted that my passion for this flavor might stem from my passion for buffalo chicken dip, since it’s kind of the same ingredients… and he might be right. But to me, it didn’t really taste like that… it was more of a spicy ranch. I don’t know, the point is that I would definitely eat this flavor again.
As for the garlic parm, they were decent. Since this is the wing I have all the time, I guess I have a little of a higher standard when it comes to this. They were yummy, but not necessarily anything amazing. The wings were drenched in a delicious butter garlic sauce, and parmesan cheese was generously applied on top.
Drew decided on going with buffalo and honey garlic parm. I sampled a honey garlic parm. It was good, but I think I liked the normal garlic parm better. Honestly, I think they tasted pretty similar, the honey was just a bit sweeter. I just dipped in a finger in the buffalo sauce to try it – it definitely wasn’t as good as the buffalo ranch combo I had. Ranch just makes everything better!
The wings themselves were done just right – not overcooked and dry, but still crispy. The sauce was appropriately distributed and there was enough on the bottom of each basket for dipping and reapplying on any dry spots. They were pretty normal sized wings – certainly not overly large, but not minuscule either.
Along with the wings, we ordered our typical side of fries. These fresh-cut beauties cost $3.99, which I think is definitely worth the price. They were crispy and cooked to perfection, then coated with a fine layer of sea salt. I would just love to eat them on their own with a side of ranch dressing… mmm…
- Good selection of tasty sauces
- Good sauce distribution
- Cooked to crispiness
- Fries were great!
- Wings weren’t “jumbo”
- Garlic parm didn’t have the “wow” factor
Overall, I really liked these wings. If I still lived in McDonald, I would probably go there more often. However, if I ever find myself in that area on a Tuesday or Thursday, I’d really like to stop back and try a couple more flavors (as well as re-indulge in the buffalo ranch). I’d give them a 4 out of 5. And surprisingly… Drew agrees with me! He’d also give them a 4 out of 5 for what I’m assuming are the same reasons I have stated (he’s currently unavailable for comment/doesn’t care about my blog).
P.S. Check out my Pittsburgh Wing Night calendar for up to date information on wing nights in the area! It runs on Google Calendar, so you can easily add it to your own schedule to keep track of wing nights.