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Jan 11, 2008 11:12 AM

Take-out wings for the Pat's game?

I want to get some good wings for the football games tomorrow to bring back to my apt. I live in Charlestown, but I'm willing to travel within reason. In the past I have picked up from Soundbites' wing joint across from the breakfast place in Somerville and those have treated me OK, but I was wondering if I am missing something better.

p.s. I am not going all the way to Buffs, so save that noise for another thread. That may help as to how far I am not willing to travel.

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  1. I really like the S&S wings at the S&S restaurant in Inman Sq. Cambridge. I think they have Buffalo too, but their S&S sauce is sweet with a hint of spice. You can call and have them ready to pick up.

    1. Yes, but Buff''s: a) has the best Buffalo wings in Boston, and b) is easy-off, easy-on the Pike. You could probably get there and back faster than a lot of places that are closer as the crow flies.

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      1. re: MC Slim JB

        I'm going to be a naysayer on this thread.

        I LOVE chicken wings (perhaps too much).

        IMHO, S&S' wings are small.

        Tried Buff's once, did not see what all of the hype was.

        My all time favorite is the Terdactil wings at Wing It...nice big wings, excellent flavor

          1. re: ebone

            Wing It is on Commonwealth Ave. in Brighton. I went there when I visited the area in summer of 2006 on the recommendation of a local to the area and LOVED their lemon pepper boneless wings. Way too much food for one meal (if you get the meal deal you get fries), but hey, two meals in one isn't bad either!

            Here's their website:

          2. re: CambridgeFoodie

            I have to agree, I am a HUGE chicken wing fan, perhaps too much, seeing as how I consume them about 3 times a week. I went to Buffs and was not impressed at all. Yes the sauces are good, but not great and the overall quality was far below par. Overall I was greatly disapointed.

            1. re: Boston Scene

              Thats interesting. I went to Buffs myself this past weekend and had some great wings. It had been a few since I had been there, but I have no clue why it took me so long to go back. The wings were crispy, but not dry and the sauces were great, especially the honey hot. I have tried numerous wings in the boston area and these have been the best by a good stretch. I will be returning much sooner this time.

              1. re: Boston Scene

                3 times a week?! Your stomach lining must hate you :-)

                I'm dying to know which wings you feel are better than Buff's! Better or not, if there are wings of Buff's calibre around, I want to find them. And eat them. Lots of them.

                (Damn this site- threads on wings and donuts always create a craving that MUST be satisfied!)

          3. Probably not what you're looking for, but for convenience I sometimes get takeout boneless bufffalo wings from the 99....and i believe there is one in charlestown

            If boneless is an option, Wing-It used to be my favorite option...though I have not been in some time. i believe it's on comm ave in brighton

            1. anyone ever have a wing from the waterfront in the north end?

              i will be over by there before the game and may just give them a shot. the other food i have had from there has been pretty good.

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              1. re: ebone

                Out of convenience I just ended up grabbing a couple wings from the Waterfront. Although I have liked other things I have eaten there recently (pizza/fish & chips) I wouldn't bother with the wings again. They were breaded run on the mill pizza-place wings. Not that my expectations were high, but I wouldn't bother ordering them there again.

              2. I saw an interesting piece about a new place in Arlington called Whatta Wing on the Phantom Gourmet this am. Seems to be in the area you are willing to travel and the variety was amazing. Not a recommendation since I have not been . . .