Buffalo Cantina (Williamsburg, Brooklyn)
We drove here tonight (from Sunnyside queens) and had dinner. It did not disappoint. Usually we go to Atomic Hot Wings in manhattan for wings but decided to try someplace new. We had hot wings, hotter wings, tofu wings in hotter sauce, rice and beans, and jalepeno shrimp poppers. Everything was excellent. The place is individually owned (not a chain) and the owner spent time talking to us about how they make all their own sauces etc.
The fried buffalo tofu was a little spongy and weird but I liked it (my husband did not, but he is less adventurous anyway). The spanish rice and black beans for $1.50 were amazing. Really great seasoning and flavor. We liked the hotter sauce better at first but then my lips felt like they were on fire and I was glad we got some of the standard hot ones to cool down. The jalepeno popper was strange to me (my husband loved them). Filled with shrimp + cheese and wrapped in bacon. Not your standard frozen/fried pepper as we were pleasantly surprised.
Our wing standards are pretty high as we usually go to Anchor Bar in Buffalo for the real deal. Buffalo Cantina is a close second best and a lot easier to get to.
Buffalo Cantina also had a great chilled out atmosphere (which is more than I can say for Atomic Wings). This is our new wing place for sure.