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ISO the best buffalo wings in the LA area...

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sunnygordy Dec 31, 2008 01:36 PM

My boyfriend & I both are craving top-notch buffalo wings like mad. I'm so often disappointed in what I find...flabby skin, tough or undercooked (!) meat & inferior pre-made dipping sauce are just a few of the injustices I've encountered. Is there anywhere (save for Hooters. Nothing feminist in my stance, just had an ex that "cooked" there so I know the real goings-on of the kitchen, & ummm, eeeewwww.) that we should check out? I'd prefer something in the SFV area, but if they're truly epic wings, we're willing to make a day of it.

  1. Servorg Dec 31, 2008 01:54 PM

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/561473 and Ye Rustic Inn, which is recommended in this thread is the best in LA as far as the ones that I have tried over the years.

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    Ye Rustic Inn
    1831 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

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      bethj80 Dec 31, 2008 02:35 PM

      I'm from Buffalo and I have the same problem! I usually just end up making wings myself. You can order Anchor Bar Wing Sauce online. Wings are actually really easy to make. All you have to do is bake and then toss them in the sauce.

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        pharmnerd Dec 31, 2008 04:28 PM

        Baked? As good as frying in peanut oil? Will have to try some day. Have ordered from Anchor Bar and find Franks, at most supermarkets, is a decent wing sauce too.

        As above, previous threads are a good source for wing joints.

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        dcdude Dec 31, 2008 04:54 PM

        Johnny Reb's in Long Beach and other places. They're smoked first, then they add hot or BBQ sauce, Best I've had anywhere, Don't argue. Go and report back.

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          a_and_w Jan 2, 2009 09:49 AM

          Any other suggestions for places with smoked wings?

        2. SmokeyDoke Jan 1, 2009 04:41 PM

          Big Wangs in Hollywood. Best Wings anywhere. Tues nights they are 25 cents each and do not decrease in quality.

          The atmosphere is meh, just forewarning you.

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          Big Wangs
          1562 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

          1. blackbookali Jan 1, 2009 08:31 PM

            Ye Rustic is the best. Big Wangs is weak.

            1. fgrade Jan 2, 2009 10:47 AM

              ye rustic inn does have good wings, the hot ones are scrumptious. if you want a place that has comparable wings check out alondra"s hot wings in montebello, and they have a nice set of sauce choices to choose from too, the chile lime and the spicy bbq are really really..really good, this place gets packed on a regular basis so beware

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