I was craving wings and nachos this past Saturday so we went to the closest wings place — AllStar Wings & Ribs at Woodbine and 16th in Markham. Even though I live super close to the Cachet Centre plaza where this AllStar Wings is, I’ve actually never been here before. Thus, this was my first time at this location of this popular wings franchise restaurant.
We were only one of two parties here on a Saturday 1 p.m. and there was a single server manning the tables and bar (later, some guys walked in and dined at the bar). It was a decent-sized restaurant with lots of booth tables, five flatscreen TVs, and a bar with lots of beer on tap.
We ordered the AllStar Nachos and two servings of wings (Pineapple Curry and Maple Thai flavours). AllStar is known to have over 200 flavours of wings to select from!
The food came in a reasonable amount of time and we enjoyed our afternoon eating away at the comfort food while watching the programming on the flat-screen TVs.
I really enjoyed the AllStar Nachos and it hit the spot in terms of my craving. These were freshly prepared nacho chips topped with 1/2 lb. of cheese, diced tomato, jalapeños, and shallots. It was served with salsa and sour cream. (For four dollars, we also added a serving of 100% ground beef chili to it.) The cheese was so good — chewy and stringy while the jalapeños were just spicy to give a kick. We devoured this and despite its gigantic size, finished it with just three pieces left. It was truly comfort food at its best.
The Pineapple Curry wings smelled of pineapple and curry for sure. The Maple Thai wings tasted very similar to honey garlic wings. The wings came with a few stalks of celery and ranch dip. The wings were all right; I thought they were a tiny tad on the dry side.
The service here was good. Even though it was just that one server manning the entire dining room floor, she came by often enough to check on us and was attentive to any requests we had.
Since this place is so close to me, I know I can visit again in the future if I want to. I noticed on their menu that they had an entire section each for gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, hot dogs, and burgers! I’m very interested in trying their different types of gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches next time. Also, their appetizers also looked really enticing too. XD