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 second season of our highly anticipated Lebanon Valley “Wing Wars.” This season will feature four locations fighting 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.
Tonight, the critic team kicks off the new season down in the deep southeastern corner of Lebanon County at K-Ville Hotel & Tavern.
Located along Route 897 in the village of Kleinfeltersville, this stand-alone restaurant offers a full menu and boasts the traditional dining room as well as an open deck. Kville Tavern has Shwing day on Sunday… 1 lb. of wings tossed in your favorite sauce with 1/2 lb. of Old Bay shrimp for $24.95, or substitute boneless wings with Old bay Shrimp for $16.95.
K-Ville Hotel & Tavern
2647 Heidelberg Ave
Kleinfeltersville, PA 17039
Phone: (717) 949-8413
Wed: 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Thu: 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Fri: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Sat: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Sun: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Tonight, we ordered two orders of wings. Our first critic ordered 10 traditional wings ($15.95) with the Type 897 sauce (honey-BBQ, suicide, garlic, and spices). The second order was 10 boneless wings ($10.95) with the K-Ville sauce (blend of mild, ranch, and spices). Side dressing and celery are $1.25.
The traditional wings were a good size and came generously tossed in the sauce. The wings were crispy but not overdone. The boneless wings were large chunks. The K-Ville sauce had a little kick to it, but seemed heavy on the ranch. For one critic, it was near perfection. For the other, not so much.
The Type 897 had a good amount of suicide sauce included. The heat came on the back end. I was not able to distinguish the garlic element. The spices also standout to give a nice bite of wing. I’m always a fan of blended sauces that create a unique house flavor.
Our final impression:
- Good size wing fried crispy
- Two unique house flavors that are worth a try
- Sunday Shwing specials
Be on the lookout as we will head on over to our other contestants, Frog’s Hollow, The Wetlands, and the Gin Mill. After which we will announce the winner.
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.