The Bulldog has entered its 2.0 phase with its barbecue, but how do the hot wings stack up? Pretty well, actually, and the Gonzaga bar should be a stop for any wing afficianado, even though near-by Northern Lights is in a different class. This is above average bar-wings at least.
I'm getting tired of just having Frank's thrown over some chicken -- it takes about a minute to do that at home -- so points to the Bulldog for a sauce that goes with their barbecue theme. It's smokey and sweet with a bit of a kick to it. Not too much heat, and there's no spiciness rating either, but enough kick to give a mild tickle in the back of the throat.
I like the flavor of the sauce. You will recognize it immediately if you've ever had the Bulldog's barbecue before. It has a nice depth to it, and would probably go equally well on ribs as on chicken. It gets a bit sweet toward the end, however.
In that sense the wings should probably be shared. Not because they're too spicy, just a bit too sweet.
Sadly, too, the wings are served with ranch dressing. I do not get this obsession the Northwest seems to have with ranch. It's the ketchup of the dressing world.
But yes, overall I like these wings, although they wouldn't be my first choice from the Bulldog's menu. Try 'em out if you're a wings-head.