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Pizza Hut – S. Westnedge

October 12, 2010

  • 4438 S. Westnedge Avenue
  • Kalamazoo, MI 49008
  • (269) 349-3383
  • Website
  • Menu

So it’s been a crazy couple of weeks.  So crazy I got way behind on blogging again.  I was hoping by now to share some pretty big news for J and I, but one of the banks that were too big to fail has failed epicly for us.

The news is, J and I are staying in Kalamazoo for a while.  We’re (hopefully) buying a house.  It was supposed to happen last Thursday.  We had everything set to close with no indication that it wasn’t going to happen.  On Wednseday, we’re told the bank is having massive “system problems” with their underwriting computer and had been for five days.  They get it fixed, our file goes to the underwriter, he finds a mistake from the appraiser.  Closing’s not happening when it supposed to.

Needless to say, that put J and I in a really bad mood.  She’s got a car full of paint.  I have a truck full of furniture and we have a bed in our living room while we’re waiting for this to now happen (supposed to be tomorrow, again, bank didn’t get everything done in time).

Anyway, back to last Wednesday, we had been looking forward to the big Anniversary Sale at Art Van thinking maybe we could get a new couch.  Even after our closing was canceled for the next day, we decided to go look.  J probably hates me now because I wouldn’t let her buy anything even though we found something we both liked for a price I was comfortable with paying.

We headed back home and I assumed J was going to go to bed.  I assumed wrong.  She was too angry.  I was hungry and had just planned on ordering some wings.  Since she was staying up, I thought I’d better ask her if there was anything she wanted too.

My plan was to take advantage of Pizza Hut’s $.50 wings.  The price isn’t really a deal even though they try to make it sound like it is, but the only other time I had Pizza Hut wings, I remembered being pretty happy with them.

I chose to do carry-out from the Pizza Hut on the corner of Westnedge and Kilgore right on the Kalamazoo/Portage line.  This store is not one of the iconic red roofed buildings.  It’s actually a carry-out only operation that is housed in a strip mall.

I did the order online using pizzahut.com.  The thing I like about Pizza Hut’s website is they don’t make you register for an account before you order.  You can create one after your done if you order from them a lot, but you don’t have to if you’re like me and order from them once every five years.

I stuck to the game plan and ordered ten wings.  I got give garlic parmesan and five mild buffalo.  You get the choice of crispy bone-in which is the default, boneless, or traditional.  I saw bone-in and stuck with it even though what I really wanted to order was the traditional.  The crispy are battered and fried then covered in wings sauce.  The breading actually got a little soggy.  As for the wings themselves, they weren’t worth $.15.  These were the puniest wings I think I’ve ever seen in my life.  There was almost no meat and I could suck the bone clean in one bite.  Flavor wise, they were alright.  I’ve been spoiled on garlic Parmesan wings and these didn’t quite measure up.  They were fine flavor wise.  The mild buffalo were pretty good, but had the same shortcomings as the garlic Parmesan.  The flavor was good, but there was no meat on the bones.

Growing up, my favorite thing about Pizza Hut were there breadsticks.  I always begged to go to our local Pizza Hut just because I wanted them.  I liked the pizza better at my family’s favorite pizza joint, but I loved the bread sticks at Pizza Hut that much.  Of course, I got an order.  I got an order of five and planned on sharing with J if she wanted any.  She took one, but she didn’t have much of an appetite so that meant more for me.  The bread sticks were just how I remembered them.  They were crunchy on the outside with a dusting of a Parmesan seasoning yet still chewy on the inside.  I should have just ordered a family order for myself and skipped the wings.

J was sort of in the mood for pasta, but they don’t sell individual portions for carry-out and we didn’t need a family size portion in our fridge.  Instead, she found the Stuffed Pizza Rollers on the Sides & Desserts tab of the website.  These are new product for Pizza Hut.  They use their hand-tossed dough and wrap it around mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, and marinara sauce.  It’s then topped with a garlic Parmesan sprinkle.  J added a side of ranch for dipping and actually seemed pretty happy with them.  She ate all but one and shared with me.  I thought they were alright, but a little doughy.  I wasn’t dipping them in anything though because I don’t like ranch and didn’t have any marinara left from my bread sticks.

Our bill for what was basically three appetizers was around $17.  It’s not a bad price to pay for what we ordered if the wings weren’t so damn puny.  The bread sticks delivered, like always, but that was the highlight of the meal for me and about the only thing I would continue to order…actually the only reason I’d keep going back to Pizza Hut.

Garlic Parmesan Crispy Bone-In Wings

Breadsticks w/Marinara

Stuffed Pizza Rollers

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Rachel permalink
    October 15, 2010 7:24 am

    Congrats on the house! Too bad it isn’t in Lansing. I am just happy that you are staying in the state. Been a while since I commented, probably since you were in Lansing. Maybe I will go to Olymbic Broil in your honor. I have been craving chicken strips. Rachel

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