The Vaudeville Inn
Hotsy Totsy, Medium “Moonshine”, “Milquetoast” Mild, “Bee’s Knees BBQ, Butter Garlic, Caesar Garlic, Maple Bourbon, Pecan Smoked Bacon Pineapple, Golden Gatsby, Honey Mustard, Buffalo Honey Pineapple, “Not your Fathers” Wing Sauce, Pickle “Pip” Buffalo
Wing To Get: Golden Gatsby
Vaudeville Inn Podcast - 09/15/16
We’ve got quite a treat for you today! We made a return visit to Vaudeville Inn, so that means we recorded a podcast for you. Yes, that’s the treat referenced in the first sentence. Hopefully it lived up to your expectations. Either way, head to the bottom of this post to listen to the podcast.
In this podcast, we reference wrestling once again. In fact, I call Serniak out on all the wrestling references. I want to say at least 50% of our podcasts talk about wrestling in some regard. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. We also talk about our experience with the boneless wings from Vaudeville, which were all-around pretty darn good.
If you want read about our first visit to Vaudeville Inn, head over to the Vaudeville Inn Review Page. Otherwise, enjoy the podcast!
The Vaudeville Inn - 09/15/16
The Vaudeville Inn
Overall Rating: 76Lynch Serniak
Lynch's Rating: 38 out of 50Environment: 8
The Vaudeville Inn is a newer place located in the West Side of Scranton right off of Main Street. I’ve been hearing a lot about it lately as it is a speakeasy-themed restaurant, so I was excited to check it out. Walking in, you definitely get that speakeasy vibe with the décor in the bar and dining room. I was secretly hoping it would be much more hardcore, requiring a sort of secret knock or password to get in. Alas, that was not the case. It was not super busy and we sat right at the bar. I didn’t get to see much of the place, but apparently it is pretty large with a room that has a pool table and other fun activities. I hear there is a secret room behind a bookshelf that has a one-way mirror that allows you to view a part of the restaurant. I didn’t check it out, but it does sound really cool. Our waitress was very nice, friendly, and attentive. The wings did take a bit to come out, but some Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy, favorites among The Wing Men, kept us entertained. Overall, I did enjoy The Vaudeville Inn and recommend it to others to check out.
Wing Size: 8
The wings at Vaudeville Inn were extremely big. Serniak and I got the same amount, but it seemed like my pile was much more heaping. While I’m definitely not complaining, I was really struggling towards the end of my order. Order your regular amount and you will be stuffed to the gills.
Wing Flavors: 6
The Vaudeville Inn makes up for its lack of wing flavors with some very interesting options. I’d be amazed if you’re able to find a Pecan Smoked Bacon & Pineapple wing anywhere else in the world. Also, the Golden Gatsby, which was a Hot Ranch and Garlic wing, is a nice twist on a traditional flavor.
Wing Taste (x2): 8
The Vaudeville Inn allows you to place orders of five, so we had a nice variety in our flavors. The Hot is your traditional Buffalo wing with a bit more of a kick. It had a nice little spice that I truly enjoyed. The Caesar Garlic was a whiter, creamier sauce, which had a good flavor. These wings didn’t blow me away, but if you like a Caesar Garlic wing without the mix of hot sauce, you’ll be happy. The Maple Bourbon wing was a sweeter wing that worked surprisingly well. The maple syrup flavoring really came through and the taste worked with the saltiness of the wing. The Pecan Smoked Bacon & Pineapple was a wing flavor I couldn’t wait to try. I am a huge fan of bacon and pineapple on a pizza, so I thought I would love these wings. These were probably my least favorite out of the mix though. They were mainly wings with shredded pineapple and a small amount of bacon on them. I think they would have benefited with some sort of sauce on them, perhaps a small amount of teriyaki glaze or similar sauce. If they tweak this option a bit, it could be one of the most unique and tasty wing flavors out there. Finally, the best wing of the bunch, was the Golden Gatsby. First, I love how they named it to fit the theme of the restaurant. That’s a smart move. I don’t think they should do that with too many flavors because it would most likely lead to confusion, but I was OK with it here. Basically, it is a mix of hot sauce, ranch, and garlic. It sounds simple enough, but they really do it well here. The taste is fantastic. It was the cat’s pajamas. If you get one wing at The Vaudeville Inn, make it the Golden Gatsby. You will not leave disappointed.
Serniak's Rating: 38 out of 50Environment: 8
The Vaudeville Inn, located of Main St. in Scranton is fairly new place. I think it’s only a few months old. With a name like Vaudeville Inn, you can imagine what types of things you may see inside. Covering the walls are all types of pictures and old flyers paying homage to the classical time that the restaurant represents. If you look hard enough, you may even find some secret passage ways. Equipped with a bar, the Vaudeville Inn also has many tables and two other rooms for seating. There also is a pool table and darts to keep the completive juices flowing. Our server was also our bartender because that’s where we sat. She was extremely nice and helpful in explaining everything on the menu.
Wing Size: 7
At one time 50 cents a wing for wing night would have been crazy. But, that’s right around what the average is any more. Gone are the days of the 10-25 cent wing nights, I’m afraid. Fortunately, the wings at the Vaudeville were pretty large. It was a slight chore for me to polish away 20.
Wing Flavors: 7
Now I’ve been to places that have many more flavors, the Vaudeville gets a 7 because the uniqueness of their selection is splendid. They have your hot, medium, mild, bbq, Caesar garlic and butter garlic but they add some original ones with spicy honey soy glaze, maple bourbon golden Gatsby and pecan smoked bacon pineapple.
Wing Taste (x2): 8
I got the hot, maple bourbon, golden Gatsby and pecan smoked bacon pineapple. The hot were solid. They had some nice spice to them. They weren’t wildly spicy or anything but they your typical kick. The maple bourbon were great. They had that classic stickiness to them, which I love in this flavor. The sweetness of the bourbon balanced with the smokiness of the bourbon made a lovely choice. When I saw the pecan smoked bacon pineapple my eyes lit up because I’ve never seen anything like that. When I saw them I was still impressed. Eating them, however, I thought there was too much pineapple. I know I know, I always say give more of ingredients on my wings. But the pineapple, for me, drowned out the other flavors. The bacon and pecan were there but pineapple was little overwhelming. Now as for the golden Gatsby, that was a tremendous flavor. It was kind of hot ranch that certainly had those elements but what set it apart was that it had a buttery and smoothness to it was divine. It was silk, but a wing flavor.