By Anthony M. Fuda
. The Mahoning Valley Burger Review Board (MVBRB) went to the fan request board for this month’s review, and we ended up at The Rig (Howland).
. The Rig is nestled next to Avalon Lakes Golf Course and is the perfect 19th hole when you finish your round and are ready for a couple beers and a burger.
. We made our way to the cozy, sports-themed bar and found a couple tables where we could sit back, relax and try the burger. Ordering was simple. Everything was a la carte and there was one burger — a cheeseburger served with lettuce, tomato, onions and pickles.
. Choosing the burger was easy, and there are plenty of options on the menu for your side. You can go traditional with fries, loaded chili fries or onion rings. A couple of us went with wings for our side — award winning wings to be exact.
. Our bartender, Justin Murphy, ran both sides of the bar and made sure we had everything we needed to make our meal enjoyable.
. Greg said, “for a stereotypical bar burger you won’t be disappointed.”
. The fries were thick cut and served in a generous portion. Add a little vinegar and you have a complete meal. Or so we thought!
. Then we tried the wings and were amazed by the flavor. JT took a bite of the Buffalo Wing and said, “These are excellent.” We also tried the hot and the award-winning Calico Wings. The wings were an excellent complement to the burger, and because the wings were so good, we almost forgot about the burger.
. The Rig entered its Calico Wings in the 2011 Youngstown Wingfest at the Covelli Center and took first place, according to votes “by a landslide.” The award-winning calico recipe was concocted by Justin and another Rig bartender, Tara Weaver. They are keeping the recipe a secret, so if you want to try the wings, you will have to stop in to the Rig and order a basket.
. The Calico wings had just the right blend of heat and cool flavoring to keep you wanting more.
. If you are looking for a place to go when your finished on the course, head over to the Rig and have a burger, and definitely order a side of their delicious, award-winning wings; and make sure to order the 5 star Calico sauce.
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9421 E. Market St
Warren, Ohio 44484