Angela Garbes, the new food editor at The Stranger, dishes on Nate's Wings and Waffles in this week's restaurant review. Garbes opens her review with a brief history of co-owner Nate Robinson's basketball badassery before saying that, overall, his Rainier Beach restaurant (which he recently opened with Darren McGill of Happy Grillmore) is "always good, and sometimes unfuckwithably great. And even when it's not, you're willing to overlook it because you're rooting for the place to win."
Garbes preferred the breaded wings to their "naked" counterparts, saying that the kitchen crew "does not mess around when it comes to the deep fryer." She dug the cheese-based dishes like the mac 'n' cheese and the Nate's Special sandwich but thinks that the waffles need some work: "Rather than being yeasty and rich, crispy on the outside and airy on the inside, Nate's waffles lack the complexity of flavor and texture to make them stand out. A little tweaking of the recipe could make a big difference."