MVBRB Review: The Rig, Howland (10-5-11)

MVBRB takes the Rig burger for a ride,
with award-winning wings on the side

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.

.     The burger is your typical bar burger,  with a nicely toasted bun.  It was very filling and the fresh toppings helped to enhance the burger’s flavor.

.     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.

The MVBRB would like to thank everyone for their burger suggestions.  You can keep sending them to mvbrb@hotmail.com.  Also, check out http://www.burgerguyz.wordpress.com to read our review and check out the latest burger news.

The Rig
9421  E. Market St
Warren, Ohio  44484
330-856-7992


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