I visited a Winger’s a couple of weeks ago to pick up a present for a certain family member’s birthday. Not having time to stop and partake of the edible delights that greet people in that establishment, I have had much time for reflection on my Wingers experiences.
I must admit, there was a time, not too long ago, that I did not particularly enjoy spicy food. Yes, sadly, this included the Amazing Winger’s Sauce. I remember the first time I ate at Wingers at Ryan’s recommendation. It might have been when Ryan and Glorajean were engaged. I got a sandwich. Fortunately, I got a drink too. I remember the burning sensation my mouth experienced upon tasting its first major spice. I remember trying to wash out that sensation frantically with with a large (thankfully bottomless) glass of kiwi lemonade. So far, not a fan. Then I tasted it. The motherlode of desserts. Probably the single most delicious thing I had ever tasted in my short life. Asphalt Pie. That was a reason to go back in and of itself.
Throughout the years, due to the strength of Asphalt Pie, I have revisited Winger’s a few more times during visits to Utah. I have gotten more daring with other foods and discovered that I actually LOVE hot foods, which has consequently increased my love and devotion to Winger’s Amazing Sauce as well. My love for Asphalt Pie has not dwindled either. I still regard it as the climax of the dessert world.
Until last night, I had not eaten at Winger’s since October. I have wanted to, but since then chocolate made its way on the banned food list for me. That affected Asphalt Pie, so I have dreaded going back too. Finally, I gave in to temptation. I had forgotten about the popcorn . . . one of my all-time favorite foods. I had forgotten how addicting the Amazing Winger’s Sauce actually is; how it makes you want to lick your fingers in public, defying all rules of etiquette. After devouring popcorn, Nate and I filled up on the Sticky Finger Quesadillas appetizer and I tried Peach Lemonade and a Sticky Finger Wrap. At the end, I was so full and satisfied that I couldn’t have eaten Asphalt Pie, even if I could eat Asphalt Pie! It was awesome. So, yes Ryan, I am still, officially, an Amazing Winger’s Sauce addict. I will keep going back. And I will keep loving it.