Game day eating means more than wings

College Hill Tavern is located across 17th street from Washburn’s campus

Michelle Boltz / Washburn Review

Although sports fans may have their own dining preferences before going to the game, here are three restaurants that come highly recommended for your culinary pleasure.

    Buffalo Wild Wings are famous for their wings, and have 14 varieties of sauces that range from as mild, “Sweet BBQ,” to the screaming hot, “Blazin’. They also offer a plethora of scrumptious appetizers and entrees that are reasonably priced and provide a kicked back atmosphere with prompt service.

    “Traditional boneless wings are our most popular item to order,” said Robbie Eisenhut, server at Buffalo Wild Wings. Eisenhut is a Washburn student, a junior biology major.

    Other popular items ordered are their burger slammers, buffalo chips, and potato wedges. Wings specials can fit any budget. Tuesdays, traditional wings are only 45 cents each, and Thursdays, boneless are 60 cents each. Drink specials are also available.

    Unique to Buffalo Wild Wings is its “Blazin’ Challenge.” A contestant purchases “Blazin'” traditional wings, and if they can successfully eat 12 in six minutes, they win a free T-shirt and get their photo taken to put on their Wall of Fame.

    Three flat-screens on the patio show current games, as well as a large number inside. Nowhere is there an empty space, so no matter what game is the favorite, it won’t be missed at Buffalo Wild Wings.

    Henry T’s is a great place to come in before or after the game, and has catering, tailgating and party packs available for parties on the go. It is recommended to call a half hour in advance to have it ready when it’s time to pick up the order.

     Henry T’s also has a kid-friendly menu to please even the most finicky eater. There are several ways to customize your burger, which include chicken, turkey, tuna or veggie. Henry T’s has 14 complimentary toppings, eight cheeses and more.

     Some of their signature items available are their Chipotle fish tacos, chicken strips, and pepperjack nachos. Fried Twinkies served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream make a wonderful dessert.

    Henry T’s have a variety of large-creened televisions with different games featured at the same time.

     College Hill Tavern is another hot spot for great food and is conveniently located just across from Washburn campus at 17th and College. College Hill offers everything from burgers to taco salad. In addition to their burgers, College Hill has salmon or veggie burgers for a delicious alternative.

     One of College Hill’s favorite ordered items are their crab rangoon. “People order Chinese food elsewhere, but get their crab rangoon from here,” said Luke Dwyer, bartender and server at College Hill.

     Another popular item is the Hangover, which is a brisket sandwich on Texas toast with cheese and a fried egg. College Hill gets their meat locally from Herman’s Meat Market.

    “Everything we make is made to order and hand made,” said Paige Dickeson, owner of College Hill Tavern.

College Hill offers a Bloody Mary Bar that offers many ingredients that make anyone’s Bloody Mary unique to their own individual tastes: black and green olives, hot pickles, celery, artichokes, horseradish and beyond.

    “People pick what they want, give it to the bartender, and they blend it just the way they like it,” said Dwyer. “There’s no wrong way to make a Bloody Mary.”

Specials include all-you-can-eat wings from 6-9 p.m., and 99 cent sliders on Mondays. Saturdays have tacos at 75 cents each, and honor all drink specials on Sundays, including the Bloody Mary bar. There will be new items added in mid-end September.

     Their outdoor patio is a popular place to have private parties, and have a separate bar for those special occasions.

    College Hill Tavern offers the largest gaming sports packages in town, and has nine games on all at once, including the Sunday NFL ticket.

Buffalo Wild Wings is open open Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 1 a.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m to 2 a.m and Sunday 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. 

Henry T’s is open Monday and Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Wed through Sat 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

College Hill Tavern is open daily from 11 a.m. until 2 a.m.