Technically, Wild Wing Cafe was born on the beach in Hilton Head Island, where vacationing families and laid-back locals flocked to the town’s first-ever restaurant to serve gourmet chicken wings and buckets of beer. That was back in 1990.
The real story, however, started years before in Atlanta, where Cecil and Dianne Crowley, a couple of advertising executives, treated some 300 guests to decadent homemade party food every Super Bowl Sunday.
The first dishes to disappear, year after year, were the platters of flavored wings served alongside homemade blue cheese dressing. No big surprise, really, for old family recipes that were unlike anything food-loving crowds had tasted at the time.
Creating and dining on deliciously fun food always came naturally to Cecil and Dianne Crowley. So when they moved to the beach they were surprised to discover there wasn’t a single restaurant serving great wings.
The first Wild Wing Cafe opened in the late 1990s with eight sauces and rubs. Back then, flavored chicken wings weren’t the only thing considered a rarity at the restaurant.
The couple were among a minority when it came to preparing popular bar foods like nachos and onion rings using fresh rather than packaged ingredients. It was a lot of work, to say the least.
This Super Bowl Sunday, the Scholer family’s two Wild Wing Cafes will be celebrating the genesis of their restaurants with over 30 homemade wing sauces, a menu packed with everything from (of course) wings, to buffalo shrimp, amazing dips, burgers, nachos, the list goes on and on.
Make plans to join the crew at Wild Wing Cafe this Super Bowl Sunday in Augusta and Grovetown!
Super Bowl LIV, the 54th Super Bowl and the 50th modern-era National Football League championship game, will decide the champion for the NFL’s 2019 and 100th season. The National Football Conference champion San Francisco 49ers will play against the American Football Conference champion Kansas City Chiefs.
Wild Wing Cafe Augusta 3035 Washington Road
Wild Wing Cafe Grovetown 5147 Bluegrass Trail