Beautiful Firedome Pizza & Wings in Henderson, Ky
I’ll give my husband this – he finds the most fascinating off-the-beaten-path places to eat. He very well may have topped himself this time.
A few days ago, Michael asked me if I was interested in pizza and wings for supper. Since I didn’t have the flu and we weren’t under attack from zombies (the only things that could come between me and pizza & wings), the answer was, “Of course. What time do we leave?”
We took off for Henderson, Kentucky. He said he’d heard great things about the wood fired pizza at Firedome. I honestly had never even heard of Firedome, but if it involved wood fired pizza, I was more than a little on board.
Firedome Wood Fired Pizza & Wings is located adjacent to the Ramada Inn on Highway 41 (2046 Hwy 41 to be exact).
When you walk into the restaurant, your senses begin a fierce competition for your attention. There’s the amazing aroma of pizza, calzones, and all things deliciously Italian filling the air. Then there’s the fact that the restaurant is much larger and more beautiful than you’d expect. Not to be outdone, if you’re sports fiends like we are, you’ll also immediately realize that you’re surrounded by televisions – each tuned into sports.
Basically, it’s Heaven.
When I asked the server if they served Coke or Pepsi products (because one of the last things I’d ever want to drink is Diet Pepsi), she made Michael’s day when she said they had RC products. RC is definitely his drink of choice.
By this time, we had our hopes flying high for Firedome Pizza & Wings. The atmosphere was fun (and extremely comfortable), everything was beautiful, and everywhere you looked, you saw sports. I found myself chanting, underneath my breath, “Please be as delicious as you look…” because there’s nothing worse than falling in love with a restaurant, then having sub par food kill the mood.
Firedome has a killer selection of appetizers to choose from, including fried mushrooms and onion rings.
Because I’m onion ring obsessed, we ordered onion rings as an appetizer. I was honestly shocked at how fast our server brought them out to us. It was almost as though she had them up her sleeve. Take a look at the beauties below and tell me they’re not works of absolute art.
The crazy thing is, they’re even more delicious than they look. The coating is delectable and the onions, themselves, are thick and juicy. They’re served with a couple of sauces, in addition to Heinz Ketchup. Now, you know how ketchup picky I am. The fact that they serve Heinz at Firedome will just add to their legend. The onion rings are as delicious with ketchup as they are with the wonderful sauce.. and, get this, they’re even outstanding without anything on them except your teeth.
I can’ t possibly say enough good things about these onion rings. They’re as good as any I’ve ever had.
Naturally, we ordered some wings. How could we not?! They weren’t just delicious, they were stupid delicious. I’ll let you in on a little secret, I’m not that huge on wings. Most of the time, the wings I’ve encountered are either…
- ….too hot to even taste
- ….have so little chicken it isn’t worth the effort
- ….are as dry as my college Economics teacher
The wings at Firedome Pizza & Wings, however, weren’t guilty of any of these sins. They were, in fact, incredible. Not only were they the best wings I’ve ever had – if all wings tasted like these wings, I’d eat them every day. If, unlike me, you already have a love for wings, they you’re in for an especially huge treat. You might just pass out. I don’t know what makes these wings so special. All I can do is give them a standing ovation, with one in each hand.
As you might expect, I’d gorged myself silly on the wonderful onion rings and wings, so when the pizza came, I kind of worried that I’d be able to eat a whole piece.
I was able to eat a whole piece… and then another.
We ordered one of my favorite types of pizza, taco pizza. It’s served with a side of sour cream, which I thought was a cool and unique approach. It was also delicious.
Freaking delicious. Frankly, Firedome’s pizza is out of this world. This was one of those rare pizzas where each component was equally fantastic: The crust (wood fired pizza always has the most amazing crust in the world!), the sauce, the meat, the toppings, the cheese…
Firedome Wood Fired Pizza and Wings scored perfect tens all across the board with me. They nailed the big things:
- Beautiful and clean restaurant – immaculate comes to mind.
- Delicious food – and by delicious I mean, impossibly and ridiculously delicious.
- Non-Pepsi products 😉
- TVs with sports AND, as a bonus, there wasn’t any annoying music playing over the sports – you could actually HEAR the game.
- A manager came by to ask how everything was and even got us extra napkins.
- Lots of choices on the menu.
They also nailed the small things (things that probably only I notice):
- The hostess spoke to us as we left.
- Heinz Ketchup instead of an off brand.
- The lady who brought our pizza to the table smiled and spoke (a lot of times food carriers just drop it and run – like they’re afraid they’ll be caught doing something wrong).
- The Taco Pizza was 98% Pizza and only 2% lettuce. I HATE when I have to actually look for my pizza beneath what appears to be a whole head of lettuce.
- When we asked for “to go” boxes, our server actually brought enough boxes to do the trick – it has become almost a running joke to see the tiny box sizes that are sometimes given to guests in some restaurants. In one diner, recently, I had over 1/2 a burger, nearly an entire order of fries, and about 6 large onion rings to carry out with me. The server brought me a box the size of a box of Crayolas. Michael was like, “That’s a good start…”
Firedome Wood Fired Pizza and Wings in Henderson should absolutely be the next place you go for pizza and/or wings. They’re open seven days a week for supper, but please call (270) 831-1977 for information regarding lunch.
Firedome Wood Fired Pizza and Wing is located on what everyone in this “neck of the woods” calls “the strip” – Hwy 41. Just look for the Ramada Inn. If you’re staying in Henderson, be sure to stay at this Ramada Inn. The hotel, itself, is impeccable – but Firedome seals the deal! You’ll be just minutes from Ellis Park, John James Audubon State Park, and Evansville, Indiana – but best of all, you’ll be mere steps from the best pizza in Henderson, best wings in Henderson, and best onion rings in Henderson.
I’ll go again soon – then I’ll let you know what else they have that’s the best in town!
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