Buffalo Wing: Anchor Bar, Duff's or else?
My family will visit Niagara Falls tomorrow and want to try original buffalo wings. There are different opinions on which one are the best. What you guys think? For me, I do care on the taste of chicken with or without sauce, first. Then, sauce need to be harmonized with the wings (not like "swimming in the sauce" style).
What will it be - the "Original" or the best? If you want the original - it's the Anchor Bar but they aren't the best. Anchor Bar is a tourist trap. IMHO, Duff's is a college hangout that has mediocre wings. They are barely a small step up from Anchor Bar.
I happen to like BarBill (in East Aurora).
I've not been but have heard good things about Elmo's and Gabriel's Gate.
I agree, Anchor Bar is THE original, but it isn't THE best. It's alright, I've had their wings and I like that they've got a crispy texture to them. I'm used to Buffalo Wild Wings (down on Niagara Falls Blvd) because they've got that Tuesday night special. Its interesting because they've got a gazillion flavors including Asian Zing, Garlic Parmesan and my favorite, Mango Habanero. Cool place to just relax, there's always something on TV and games to play. And I don't like Duff's at all.
Buffalo Wild Wings is a national chain, with homogenized wings to appeal broadly. The wings themselves aren't bad, the preparation is OK, but their absolutely hottest sauce wouldn't qualify as Medium at Duffs.
Elmo's is a good bet. Large, meaty wings, crispy, not swimming in sauce.
I personally hate the anchor bar, it has changed recipes over and over again. Its a tourist trap and is so cliche. My favorite BUFFALO wings are Duffs, Elmos, Gabriels Gate or Amherst Ale House. But if you want to experiment with non-original style sauce then i totally recommend going to Bar Bill in East Eurora, or Elmos in Amherst by UB. But i believe if you want the best Buffalo Style wing then hit up Duffs, otherwise the other places i listed have many great sauces and cook there wings really well.