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Jan 29, 2007 11:57 AM

best buffalo wings

anybody know where i can get good baked wings in NYC?

i know only of 4th street bar in the east village...

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  1. You had me until I read the word "baked" ...

    1. Frying is just like baking, only in oil, right?

      1. seal - buffalo wings are baked. talk to your friends from buffalo.

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        1. re: luke643

          Um, no. I lived in Rochester for 7 years, and have eaten Buffalo wings in a million joints all over upstate NY, including their original home, the Anchor Bar in Buffalo. True Buffalo wings are NEVER, EVER BAKED OR BREADED. They are tossed naked into a deep fryer until crispy, then sauced.

          To answer the original question, I find that Atomic Wings has the most authentic, upstate NY tasting wings in the city. Blondie's wings are good too, but not as good as Atomic, IMHO. Brother Jimmy's also has decent wings - they have an all you can eat night too, which is nice, since wings tend to be REALLY expensive in NYC (by Rochester/Buffalo standards, anyway).

        2. Luke, I hate to be so contrary with you, but no authentic buffalo wing is baked, it is deep fried. I went to school in upstate New York, and have had Buffalo Wings throughout the state, including in Buffalo, and I don't think I have ever had them baked.

          Heck, the "history of the buffalo wing" on the Anchor Bar's website explicitly states that "Teressa had deep fried the wings and flavored them with a secret sauce."

          1. Luke anywhere you go for wings will say how many should I "drop" - meaning how many should I put in the fryer. Good Buffalo wings are not breaded however.

            If you are looking for nonbreaded wings the best I've had are at Rathbones.