MOON TOWNSHIP FAITHFUL SAY NO ONE MAKES a CHICKEN WING LIKE WINGS SUDS and SPUDS!!!
You have heard the saying before, “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it.” For over 30 years, Wings Suds and Spuds in Moon Township has lived this philosophy. They plain and simply do not care. What do I mean by that you ask? They know they have an excellent product and that people located in Pittsburgh’s western region will flock to their restaurant like the Swallows of Capistrano. A dated interior/exterior, paper plates, and old school condiments such as plastic ketchup and vinegar bottles make this place a throwback. However, once you try their food, you will want to keep coming back for more!
Chicken wings – Here is the deal, like anything, making a top-notch chicken wing requires patience. Wings Suds and Spuds starts by frying their wings for over 15 minutes which is essential to cook it through which puts a a nice crispy, crunch on the wing. Ever have a soggy wing? It is no fun! Their chicken is fresh and not frozen; ever have a veiny/bloody wing? Good chance it was frozen before dropping it into the fryer. The size of their wings is above average, has a lot of meat on the bone, but not ridiculously big that makes it hard to cook through. They have a variety of sauces, let me give you the break down.
Mild – The perfect wing sauce for beginners, just a touch of heat
Medium – A great balance of heat and flavor. A suitable selection if you like spicy food but are worried about too much heat.
Hot – Great flavor, but a substantial amount of heat. For people that like a good spicy sauce, it is nothing you cannot manage, but expect a nice kick.
X-Hot – This sauce brings the heat, literally. Full of flavor but expect an intense after bite of spices and snots to potentially pour out of your nose.
Once you have selected your heat level, it is time to select your flavor. Options include buffalo, barbecue, ranch, garlic, teriyaki, honey, Cajun, siracha, jerk, mustard, honey garlic, honey barbecue, honey mustard, lemon pepper, garlic parmesan, Cajun dry rub, and seasoned dust.
Insider’s wing tip – A lot of people are big fans of dry rub which is delicious. However, I am a huge fan of wet sauces. Wings Suds and Spuds for a small upcharge gives you the option to make them “extra wet,” which is a copious amount sauce on the bottom of your wing basket for dipping. Think creatively, now you can also dip your other food selections in their super flavorful sauces.
Other menu items – Wings Suds and Spuds also has appetizers, French fries, salads, soups, sandwiches, and other menu items.
My Final Take
When you first enter the establishment, you can tell that this place has withstood the test of time. The setting is old school with all kinds of memorabilia on the wall. They are not cocky but confident with their product and know that their loyal and new customers will enjoy mouthwatering chicken wings. It is places like these that keep my passion for love of food and exploring new places at peak levels. If you are around the Pittsburgh International Airport/Moon Township, give this place a try, you will not be disappointed!