Where are the best wings in NYC
- Jacob Labendz
If I could only eat one food for the rest of my life it would be wings. My brother agrees. We are new in the city and looking for the best of the best. Wings should be hot, but we are looking for a joint with a variety of flavors. Also, a major pet peeve is that most wing places serve scrawny wings... Do they breed chickens to have wings that small? Where can I get some spicy wings and cold beer? I am a simple man with simple needs... Please help!
Don't know if this is what you're looking for, but Dinosaur BBQ has great wings. They're not buffalo-style; they're smoked, they're big, and they come with a choice of sauce heat-levels (I like the medium hot stupidly named "wango-tango" sauce). IMO, they're the best choice on Dinosaur's menu.
I haven't had them ALL, but my favorite Manhattan wings are:
Croxley Ales (East Village)
28 Avenue B Btwn 2nd & 3rd St
Good, fun downtown bar with an outdoor garden, LOTS of great beers and great wings, on which there are frequently special deals. In my opinion, a much cooler place than Blondie's, but I live close by.
Blondie's (two branches, I prefer upper west)
Upper East: 1770 2nd Ave Btwn 92nd & 93rd St
Upper West: 12 W 79th St Btwn Bway & Amsterdam
Sports bar. Decent sports-bar food, great wings, average beer, cute waitresses. Blondie's wings are especially beefy (chickeny?) in the size department.