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May 1, 2001 04:49 PM

Chicken wings

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Where can you get real, spicy Buffalo chicken wings in Manhattan?

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    David Sprague

    i think it's hard to top Aiello's on Second Ave in the high 20s. it's a place where "hot" means HOT, and some care is taken with balancing the incendiary qualities with some flavor. the wings themselves are also nicely done, juicy and nicely bronzed, not slapped on a flame as an afterthought the way they are at so many places.

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    1. re: David Sprague
      Caitlin McGrath

      Aiello's is actually on 3d Ave btn 27 and 28 Sts. Can't comment on the food, but I pass it all the time.

      1. re: Caitlin McGrath
        Michele Cindy

        Atomic Wings. They have a few locations. I frequent the 9th Ave. @ 39th St. The wings are served by degree of heat. I'm up to nuclear, and there's no where to go after that. I don't know if they're really spicy becuase I'm at the top of the heat chart with no real problem. So I'd be curious to see someone elses opinion. They do a decent lunch but are slow at night. Atmosphere is minimal. They also have a lunch special 6 wings, waffle fries and soda for I think 6.95.

        1. re: Michele Cindy
          david sprague

          the heat scale at atomic isn't particularly reliable...converted on some sorta old-school wing-ery scale, they're about two levels below where they should be (the "nuclear" being "hot," the "hot" being "medium"). the sauces are actually pretty good, but the wings themselves have always struck me as little more than a conduit for the stuff. aiello's marinates and gets a lot more out of those little guys.

          the waffle fries at atomic are excellent, though...