Editor’s Note: Last year, Michael and Nicole Borrell began reviewing Lebanon Valley’s restaurants and eating attractions as the Lebanon Valley Food Critics. Since then, the couple has aimed to offer unbiased reviews of the eating and drinking establishments the Lebanon Valley has to offer. LebTown is pleased to be partnering with LVFC to share these reviews with our readers. Bon appétit!
Welcome to the first season of our highly anticipated Lebanon Valley “Wing Wars.” Eight entrants from four regions of the Valley will compete, bracket style, to be declared the winner of Best Wing in The Valley.
Our judgment will be based upon several factors, including wing sauce/rub flavor, size of wing, how they’re cooked, presentation, and critic impression.
We begin in the west region pitting the Corvette Bar & Grille in Annville against Mount Gretna Hide-A-Way in Mount Gretna. And once again this evening, we have a special guest, Fireman Bob, along for the ride and to offer his take.
202 W. Main St.
Annville, PA 17003
Phone: (717) 867-4750
Tue: 12 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Wed: 12 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Thu: 12 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Fri: 12 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Sat: 12 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Sun: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Located along Main Street on the west end of Annville, the Corvette has bounced back from a devastating fire. They recently reopened and the regulars are extremely happy about it. They do not offer a wing night special.
An order of 10 wings is listed at market price. For this judging, they are $18/order.
Tonight, we got two orders of wings. Our sauces of choice were Chipotle Citrus and Cajun mixed with Ranch.
When the wings came out, they were big. They were able to meet several important benchmarks: big, juicy, fall apart, and crispy skin. An order was enough to suffice as a meal. In fact, I took a couple home for a second meal. For the price, no wing will be going to waste on this order.
Our second impression, the sauce options include some staples amongst all the competitors. The Chipotle Citrus piqued our interest. The citrus flavor comes out on the backend. This will leave some sticky fingers. The Cajun/Ranch combo was not on the menu, but they mixed it together for us. For next time we may just order the Cajun rub and mix in just a little of our ranch dressing to keep the Cajun heat.
Our final impression:
- Wings were large, fried very well.
- Some different sauce selections.
- A pricey wing.
- No wing night specials.
Be on the lookout as we will head on over to our other contestant in the west region and see how they compare. After which we will announce the winner.
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