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Jan 29, 2007 10:15 AM

Top 5 Chicken Wings (IMHO)

1. Kasadela's Tebaya (EV classy izakaya with the stickiest, gooey-est and most delicious chicken wings)
2. Tebaya (Chelsea takeout with similar style of wing, pretty damn tasty)
3. BBQ's Honey-basted Wings (yes, BBQ sucks, but these wings, tho sweet, are delicious)
4. Pete's Tavern Buffalo Wings (these are not the bufffalo wings you know; instead they are sweet, crispy, crunchy, delicious)
5. The Hong Kong Chicken Wings (OK, this is not in New York City but in Harvard Square in Cambridge, but these are great too; gooey stickey sweet sauce, fried to a crisp, and in a similar style to the above)

So, anyone agree, disagree? Have something to add? I keep hearing about Dinosaur's wings but I just can't imagine what they're like.

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  1. I agree with you on BBQ's honey wings (I've started getting the boneless ones there), my husband and I drive from Jersey to the Brooklyn location for these... and the tangerine margaritas too.

    I got them to sell me a quart of the honey basting sauce and I took it to NC with me for X-mas, it was a big hit!

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    1. re: TarheelYankee


      I've been searching and trying to figure out how to make the honey sticky wings! How do you make yours? What is in the honey basting sauce? Thank you!

    2. Dinosaur's wings are big, smokey, and the best thing on their menu. Get the medium hot sauce on the side. Worth a trip.

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      1. re: Striver

        where is Dinosaur's wings located?

        1. re: poorstudent

          Dinosaur is on the UWS, right across from the Harlem Fairway parking lot. You can take the 1 to 125th Street, walk west on 125th to the highway overpass (only a long block away), and turn right onto 12th Ave. Dinosaur is just up the block on your right. The address is 131st St., but in one of those quirky NYC street things, it's just a block or so north of 125th.

          Check out their website for more info:

        2. re: Striver

          I completely agree with Striver - Dinosaur's wings are to die for. I've eaten at Dino for years and always resisted ordering the wings, I could not believe how good they were when we finally tried them. It is definitely worth traveling uptown to get them.

        3. Sleeper pick at Asia Roma, the bar-restaurant-karaoke joint on Mulberry: not the Buffalo wings, which are nothing special, but the other wings, listed only on the bar menu. Fried with a light dusting of salt and seasonings, including a touch of five-spice. Crisp, sauceless skin, juicy and tasty inside. Squeeze on some lemon if you like.

          Don't know if they're top-five material, but they're really good.

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          1. re: squid kun

            hmmm. where exactly is that? because winnie's has no food to speak of, but if i could combine my two passsions in life (wings, and lionel richie), that would be beautiful.

            1. re: bigjeff

              40 Mulberry (between Mosco and Bayard), across from Columbus Park

          2. Dallas BBQ's (NYC) Sticky Wings are really great too. Some of the best wings I've ever had.
            Also Quaker Steak and Lube's wings are freaking amazing if you're in a state that has them.


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            1. re: GurglingStomach

              That's the place I'm talking about we just called it "BBQ's". I'm having a craving for them too.

              1. re: TarheelYankee

                yep, I got 3 full orders (that is 33 huge wings people!) to a superbowl party and they were the undisputed hit! a bit too sweet so when dipped in some hot sauce: yowza!

                1. re: bigjeff

                  mmmm... now I really want some!! They are sweet, that's why I order extra blue cheese... :P

                  1. re: bigjeff

                    Finally tried the wings from Dallas BBQ's.They were delicious. I didn't realize the full order would be about 14 of those enormous wings. Tyson makes frozen wings that are really similar, in sections (not whole wings) and not as sweet (these are a bit too sweet).