Hi! I'm fairly new here, but I managed to read all 66 pages of comments over the past few months and wanted to thank everyone who posted. My husband and I have found some tasty food as a result of your reviews. Thank you!
I have an offering and a request.
The offering: We tried Wings Xtreme
in Sharonville last week with some mixed results.
Pros: The wings are meaty. The sauces and salad dressings are homemade. The Garlic Parmesan flavor was really good, with real cheese in it. Potato skins had freshly cooked bacon on them. The husband (TH) loved the fried mushrooms and his orange sesame wings. They deliver.
Cons: Honey BBQ was like sugar water, pretty tasteless. TH said the Xtreme wings weren't that hot, but then he is insane about heat and all macho about it.
In the middle on: The owner/waitress talks. A lot. About everything. You want to know where the sour cream came from for the ranch salad dressing, just wait a few minutes and she'll get to it. But she's very nice. It seems to be copying BW3's in terms of menu items, but TH and I think it's better if only because it's fresh, and the wings are cooked properly. But nothing we tried beats NOTG's Voodoo Wings.
My request: (don't yell at me!): A pizza place. I've not had one good pizza since I came to Cincinnati 29 years ago. I've tried everywhere I come across. One place came close, a small pizza joint 20 years ago in the same strip mall as Fort Wright Family Restaurant (which used to have the worlds best goetta/homefries breakfast but I've not been back for a while). But that pizza place is long gone.
What I like: Thin crust, slightly crispy on the outside, chewy. Not soft. Not too heavy and doughy, not like crackers, not like a common loaf of bread. Tomato sauce: Having some body to it, the flavor both tangy and sweet (but not too sweet) with garlic and oregano. Cheese: it's hard to mess cheese up, just no cheddar or Velveeta (sorry I had a flashback to my childhood and one of my father's "pizza" monstrosities), and cooked so it's got a little brown to it and isn't just a pale melted mess. Homemade Italian sausage would be a plus.
I've read all the pizza reviews here but I can't tell whose pizza is what kind. I really don't want deep dish or anything approaching LaRosa's, which is too sweet and bread-like for my tastes. Oh, and I live in Mason so anything up that way would be great. But I'm willing to drive.
Phew, this is long. Sorry about that. Thanks for any suggestions! And thanks again for the great food tips!