Thursday, August 27, 2015

Bowie Restaurant Project: (87) Wingstop

15477 Excelsior Dr.
Most Recent Foursquare Check-in: 5/27/2015
Total Foursquare Check-ins: 2
Pre-Foursquare Visits: No
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

I don't know, it's another wing place. We had Wing Zone, and that was OK. Both of Bowie's stand-alone Pizza Huts now offer Wingstreet wings (I have no interest in re-reviewing them, however). Free State Mall is getting an America's Best Wings (which I suspect may be carryout only). That seems like more wings than we need, especially without a Buffalo Wild Wings.

Anyway, both times I visited Wingstop I ordered on-line to save time. The first time, the time-saving went poorly, where they appeared to start my order when I arrived, then had to be reminded to give it to me when it was ready. The second time, things were much smoother. In both cases the wings were tasty enough. So I guess, if you want wings, I'd give this a slight edge over Wing Zone, unless you want your wings delivered.

Bowie Restaurant Update

I think I have six restaurants left:

  1. Sakura
  2. Jerry's Seafood
  3. Simply Southern
  4. Chuck's Wagon BBQ
  5. Potbelly
  6. Wesley's Southern

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Bowie Restaurant Project: (86) Yamon! Island Grill

For an explanation of the Bowie Restaurant Project, look here.

For a list of all the Bowie Restaurant Project reviews, look here.

Yamon! Island Grill,
3872 Town Center Blvd.
Most Recent Foursquare Check-in: 8/7/2015
Total Foursquare Check-ins:2
Pre-Foursquare Visits: No
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Jamaican food is back in Bowie after the departure of Irie Cafe. And I have to say, it's better than ever. Yamon! is at least as flavorful as Irie, and the prices are much more down-to-earth. Hopefully locating in the Bowie Town Center food court will allow them to turn a profit with those lower prices, because I'd like to see them stay in business. Bowie needs more independent restaurants and a greater variety of cuisines, and Yamon! provides both.

Bonus points for spelling "grill" correctly.

Bowie Restaurant News

It's been an annus horribilis for Bowie's restaurant scene. First we lost the best Chinese restaurant. Then we lost the best option for pizza delivery (Cetrone's). And now we're losing the only decent Mexican restaurant nearby (Mi Hacienda). This is not good!

Not everything is depressing. Bowie Town Center is getting a Potbelly. I have yet to be overly impressed by any of the "step up from Subway" chains, least it's a step up from Subway!

The Bowie Town Center food court is also welcoming "Wesley's Southern Cuisine" "next week". Hopefully it can succeed where Carolyn Quinn's didn't.