2010 list of hot wings
I would like an updated list of the best places serving hot wings in the general Los Angeles area. Can include, sf, sg valleys, and south bay, long beach, westside, etc. I got started on this, because I just had some really good chile lime wings.
I will start with East India Grill on La Brea and Beverly Blvds. They have great wings from hell and you can get them mild, medium and hottt. I like it with raita and onion cilantro nan.
What is your favorite wing place?
East India Grill
345 N La Brea Ave Ste A, Los Angeles, CA 90036
I know Baby blues bbq is regularly met with mixed reviews on here, but recently I tried their wings and thought they were great. Fairly big and off the grill, I was really surprised. Both my friend and I wondered how we had been coming here for so long and not ever tried them before.
Defintely worth a shot if you are on a quest!
Baby Blues BBQ
7953 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046
I feel like I've been talking about wings a lot lately, but just to reiterate, OB Bear has great spicy Korean wings. I talked down Buff Wings in Eagle Rock in another thread, but I've since been back and I gotta say, if pure heat is all you're after, the ghost pepper-based ludicrous sauce is easily the spiciest buffalo sauce I've ever tasted. And if you live in the area and are feeling lazy, Kyochon delivery is a godsend.
4411 Eagle Rock Blvd N, Los Angeles, CA 90041
I went to the new Buffalo Wild Wings in Irvine last week, unfortunately timed during Monday night football. With the crowd stalling table turnover to watch the game, we waited a good 40 minutes before we got seated. Be advised this place has so many big screen TV's tuned to the same channel it's like you're eating at a Best Buy, not at a restaurant. That's not my bag, but YMMV.
The wings weren't bad, but it didn't rise above average, either. The best things I can say are : they served plump, good sized wings and 2) they weren't crisp-skinned, but they weren't overcooked either. Meh.
The second to hottest "Wild" sauce had some decent heat and made my nose run, but it wasn't all that flavorful, nor was it that hot to my taste. I'd go back if there was some stick-and-ball sporting event that I'd want to watch with a crowd that yells in unison at the TV, and there aren't many of those.
The wings were about a buck each, and you order by the dozen. I must be getting old and curmudgeonly, because I remember in my upstate New York college town during the `80's we'd hit bars that offered nickel wing nights. Now you kids get offa my lawn!
For the record - my vote is Kyochon. Crisply fried, fiery hot wings with lots of heat, big flavors, and hot, greazy crunch.
I was never a fan of wings until I tried them at Alondra's Hot Wings in Long Beach. They have other locations (Montebello, Alhambra, Paramount), but this was the only one I've tried. They were FANTASTIC. There are 18 different types of sauces to choose from (one so hot, you have to sign a waiver).
A fried ordered the traditional, which had just enough kick. I ordered the Honey BBQ, which was nicely mild. They were perfectly cooked, juicy and smothered in sauce. Yum yum yum!
The place is also decorated with poster-size mugshots of old gangsters like Bugsy Siegel, which was entertaining all on its own.
Alondra Hot Wings
245 Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802
Alondra does have very good wings..
Buffalo Wild Wings are average at best. Their hot sauce has too much vinegar for my taste.
Korean fried chicken, I like the crispiness of the wings but the soy garlic or hot flavors don't do it for me. If I could combine Korean fried chicken and the hot sauce from Ye Rustic, you have a near perfect wing.
Buffalo Wild Wings
40155 10th St W, Palmdale, CA 93551