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 judgement will be based upon several factors including: wing sauce/rub flavor, size of wing, how they’re cooked, presentation, and critic impression.
We continue in the west region pitting the Mount Gretna Hideaway in (you guessed it) Mount Gretna against the Corvette Grill in Annville. Tonight, the regular critic team was out and about looking to judge some wings.
Mount Gretna Hideaway
40 Boulevard Ave
Mount Gretna, PA 17064
Phone: (717) 675-7987
Mon: 3 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Tue: 3 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Wed: 11:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Thu: 11:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Fri: 11:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Sat: 11:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Sun: 11:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Located along The Boulevard in Mount Gretna Heights, the Hideaway offers a lively mix of casual dining and bar area seating. They do not offer a regular wing night special. Once a year as a fundraiser for the fire company, they offer free wings by donation to help support the fire company.
Tonight, we ordered two orders of wings. You get 10 wings per $15 order. Our sauces of choice were Garlic Hot and Sweet Chili. The Hideaway offers eight different wing sauces for your choosing.
The wings were of average size and came tossed in their respective sauces. While not with a crispy exterior, a few of the wings were slightly over fired.
As for the sauces, they offer a standard selection with only one unique flavor, the “Snake.” It is their own hot sauce. A while ago, my stomach would attempt it, but not anymore. As for our two choices, the Garlic Hot was not strong on the garlic, a winner in my book, while the Sweet Chili had a nice, sweet tang.
Our final impression:
- Average size wing.
- Standard sauce selections.
- While good wings, nothing made it stand out.
- No wing night specials.
This concludes our match up in the West region. We have a winner! Congratulations to Corvette Bar & Grille for coming out of the West Region. The Corvette was selected for its large wing with crispy exterior. We were pleased with the sauces we got and can’t wait to go back for more wings.
This also concludes all our first round matches. The Corvette will go up against the winner of the Central Region (Red Headed League) in round two of the “Wing Wars” presented by the Lebanon Valley Food Critics.
If you have a restaurant you would like us to visit or review, whether a place you like or are nervous to try, please message us on Facebook or email [email protected] and let us know. We thank everyone for the recommendations and the kind words we have received.