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Buffalo Wings in Buffalo

drbelfer Aug 7, 2007 09:48 AM

Who makes the best Buffalo Wings in Buffalo? I've heard of the Anchor Bar, Duffs and Brennon's Bowery Bar and everyone has there opinion. So tell me who has the best and why?

I'm heading that way and want to check out the best.

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  1. sbp RE: drbelfer Aug 7, 2007 01:28 PM

    Elmo's on Millersport. Large wings (important to have a decent ratio of meat to skin, or the wing will be too greasy), right amount of heat, crispy (sauce should be a coating on the wing that is barely perceptible --it becomes one with the wing -- otherwise, it gets soggy).

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      houdini RE: drbelfer Aug 7, 2007 01:42 PM

      Well, it sure isn't the Anchor Bar or Duffs! I guess it depends on whether you're a student at SUNY, in which case you only know wing joints near campus or whether you're a native.
      Me, I think some of the best wings are served at BarBill in East Aurora. I also think LaNova wings are pretty good (W. Ferry St.).

      1. Veggo RE: drbelfer Aug 7, 2007 01:46 PM

        I did the Anchor Bar wing thing years ago because of it's reputation as the originator of hot wings. I had the same trepidations and hopeful optimism as the scarecrow and the tinman greeting the wiz. The Holy Grail. The genesis. Soon to be on my table.
        My only take-away was the preponderance of cobwebs enveloping all the bric-a-brac on the walls. At first I thought it must be a decorative halloween theme. But it wasn't October.

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          jprobber RE: drbelfer Aug 7, 2007 02:00 PM

          Anchor was disappointing. I had some very good wings at a place named Gabriel's Gate.

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            oakland27 RE: drbelfer Aug 13, 2007 06:29 PM

            Anchor Bar is fun to go to (although the bar's Jazz singer passed away recently), but the wings aren't actually that great. Duff's medium hot wings are a saucy heaven. Someone mentioned Gabriel's Gate--go there for burgers...some of the best in Blo.

            1. jerryc123 RE: drbelfer Aug 14, 2007 06:40 PM

              Chalk me up as another recommendation for Elmo's.
              Perfect wings.
              Order a beer and wings special.

              I am not a huge fan of Anchor Bar, although they are the originator of the idea, and popular with the tourists.

              If you are visiting Buffalo, you may also want to try a few more local specialties...

              Loganberry drink. ( an uncarbonated loganberry soda)

              Sponge Candy ( caramel sponge wrapped in chocolate)

              Beef On Weck (roast beef on a salty kimmelweck roll)
              check out this link for a discussion...
              www.chowhound.com/topics/406090

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              Elmo's
              2349 Millersport Hwy, Getzville, NY 14068

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                bigmeanjoe RE: drbelfer Jan 21, 2008 06:03 PM

                The best wings AND pizza in buffalo are at BUZZY's ....NO CONTEST.

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