Recently I went down to Wild Wing Café in Gainesville GA to dine on some great wings and see a regional favorite band. I unfortunately was pretty disappointed in what I found at this Wild Wings location.
I was informed that just recently the restaurant had changed owners and management and I knew something was up because things just didn’t seem to be running smoothly.
I was there with several friends all set to enjoy the evening. A very nice female server came up to us, identified herself and took our orders. The server was great; in fact she was the best thing about our night.
Several of us ordered dinners and the food was either over cooked or under-cooked. One of my friends had a grilled chicken sandwich and the chicken was over cooked and the bread was soggy. I had chicken wings and they were over cooked and two other friends had specialty salads that had what looked to be day old lettuce.
To be fair the drinks were good. We ordered more of those and even though the food was not good, we decided to stick around because of the band. At 10:00 p.m. the band started and things were really going great until a drunken patron trying to talk on a cell phone started yelling to the soundman to turn down the band.
We were all hoping that management would escort this drunk out but instead the management had the soundman turn the volume down. I have never seen anything like that happen before and it totally took me by surprise. In my opinion, the new owners need to not let drunks dictate what, how and when things occur in their venue because if they continue to do that, they will loose what business they have.
We were willing as a group put up with bad food as long as we could still see this band but when we saw the management treat the band and remaining patrons that way, it was more than we were willing to accept. You see the volume of the band was not too loud. It was a good strong mix.
In the future the new owners should suggest to drunken patrons that if they want to use their cell phones or hold conversation, they can do so in the bar area or outside where smoking is permitted and not attempt to do so in the music performance area.
Also perhaps the owners should also be more concerned about what media might be seated at their tables whether it be food, music or venue critics and less concerned with the opinion of an annoying inebriated customer who was driving business out of their establishment with loud yelling and rude behavior. I for one will not be entering the doors of that establishment again until I hear that it has been sold and at the rate they are going there that should be in less than a year.