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mofo313 Nov 20, 2007 11:19 AM

I'm not from Buffalo so I'm not real strict on authenticity but I'm wondering if anyone has any favorite spots to scratch that wing itch? So far my favorites in SF are from Kezar and I haven't found much that comes close to those. What else is out there?

  1. Melanie Wong Nov 20, 2007 01:38 PM

    You only want Buffalo wings? Otherwise, i'd have to vote for the salt and pepper wings (with fresh jalapeno slices) at Capital in SF Chinatown.

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    Capital Restaurant
    839 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94108

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      Jeff Nov 20, 2007 03:00 PM

      Again, not Buffalo wings, but the angel wings at Marnee Thai in the Sunset (25th and Irving, and 9th b/n Lincoln and Irving) are good. Sweet, spicy and sticky.

    2. Civil Bear Nov 21, 2007 08:18 AM

      For southern fried wings, you can't beat the wing dinner at Johnson's BBQ on San Bruno. Eight whole wings fried perfectly crispy with two sides for under $10.

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        mofo313 Nov 26, 2007 11:22 AM

        When it comes to my wing cravings, I'm usually "buffalo-style or bust". Thanks for the tips though, my GF doesn't dig the buffalo-style as much as I do.

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        IanW Nov 26, 2007 12:21 PM

        The one's from Kezar are hard to beat in San Francisco. There are other good Wing variations out there as discussed in the other posts, but for straight up Buffalo Wings you are probably not get better than Kezar.

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          osho Nov 26, 2007 08:32 PM

          How about this place in the Marina? How does it compare with Kezar ?

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          Original Buffalo Wings
          2499 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123

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            mofo313 Nov 27, 2007 11:04 AM

            I live pretty close but have never been. Might have to try em out Sunday--I'll report back.

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              Big Larry Nov 27, 2007 11:24 AM

              they are not good. they deliver to the bars on union street so i've had them on numerous occasions watching football down that way. the sauce isn't that bad, it's pretty close to a traditional buffalo wing sauce, but the wings are very very small and deep frying them totally dries them out and makes them chewy and tough.

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                mofo313 Nov 27, 2007 12:13 PM

                coming from someone who goes by Big Larry, I'll take your word for it

                looks like its Kezar or bust when it comes to wings

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          lamster Nov 26, 2007 03:01 PM

          Any interest in making them yourself? I make them often for parties. Deep fry the wings in peanut oil, then coat with a little melted butter and Frank's hot sauce. Serve with your choice of dip and celery.

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