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The Ultimate : Buffalo Wings

Wheels1 Feb 2, 2011 08:02 AM

Did anyone see this short article on Boston Magazine website ?? Are you kidding me ...

1) Boston Beer Works
2) Jerry Remy's
3) Champions
4) Squealing Pig
5) Lucky's Lounge
6) Game On!

Please ... Buff's Pub ... Wendells ... blow these away ... Please add your favorite .. What kills me is that someone got paid to write this little article .... Do your homework Maggie Brooks !!

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    jjbourgeois RE: Wheels1 Feb 2, 2011 08:14 AM

    Isn't Boston Magazine similar to the Phantom Gourmet? You need to pay to play.

    1. okra RE: Wheels1 Feb 2, 2011 09:05 AM

      Neither advertise in Boston Magazine, thus they don't exist, regardless of how good their product is. Everyone knows that Boston Magazine is a joke.

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        Gordough RE: Wheels1 Feb 2, 2011 09:10 AM

        1. Buff's
        2. Fat Cat
        3. the rest although I admittedly have not tried Wendells.

        Has anyone had the wings at Harry's on Comm Ave? I have heard more than a few people tell me they are worth a visit.

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          KilgoreTrout RE: Gordough Feb 2, 2011 11:06 AM

          Harry's are great. Confit-ed then fried to order. Bar manager is a Buffalonian (sp?) and brought the real deal sauce recipes. No one else confits wings as far as I know, most bake first, or fry first. Also they are half price on Wednesdays.

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            Luther RE: KilgoreTrout Feb 2, 2011 06:08 PM

            The Boston nachos blog also rates their nachos in the top 5 of a very long list.

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              gourmaniac RE: KilgoreTrout Feb 3, 2011 06:49 AM

              good to know. IIRC, the sauce is bottled Franks hot sauce and butter (not a tough recipe).

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            Gabatta RE: Wheels1 Feb 2, 2011 10:13 AM

            Boston Mag food recs are about as credible as Phantom Gourmet. My favorite is Buffs, I dodn't care for Wendells. Comments here


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              gaucho14 RE: Wheels1 Feb 2, 2011 10:54 AM

              While Buff's is tops for me, I had wings at the Squealing Pig last Friday night and they were very good. Plump, crisp, sauce was spot-on; only compaint that a few were a bit dry. I like my wings both crisp and juicy and many establishments have a hard time striking that balance. Buff's does a great job, as does the Galway House in JP.

              Squealing Pig
              335 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657

              Galway House
              720 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

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                phatchris RE: Wheels1 Feb 2, 2011 01:18 PM

                Just to play devil's advocate all the places listed are in Boston. Buffs and Fat Cat....Not so much.

                1. C. Hamster RE: Wheels1 Feb 3, 2011 07:21 AM

                  Fat Cat.

                  I havent been to Buffs for ages but they were awesome.

                  Orchard Park Grill but only after like 10 beers.

                  Fat Cat
                  24 Chestnut St, Quincy, MA 02169

                  Orchard Park Grill
                  208 Waverley Ave, Watertown, MA 02472

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                    hynespb RE: Wheels1 Feb 3, 2011 08:01 AM

                    Roggies. At $.30 each, they are perfect price/taste ratio.

                    Roggie's Brew & Grille
                    356 Chestnut Hill Ave, Brighton, MA 02135

                    1. CocoDan RE: Wheels1 Feb 3, 2011 10:24 AM

                      I'm going with Buff's first place, and The Fat Cat a very close second if not tied for first. I've tried others, but none come close to these two.

                      Fat Cat
                      24 Chestnut St, Quincy, MA 02169

                      1. Mike5966 RE: Wheels1 Feb 3, 2011 11:39 AM

                        Any thoughts on the wings at J.J. Foley's in the South End? I'm thinking of getting a few dozen to go for the Superbowl. Other suggestions for more downtown locations are also appreciated. I don't want to travel too far though because I don't want them to get soggy. But I do want to eat them while watching from home. Maybe ask for them naked with the sauce on the side?

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                          Jolyon Helterman RE: Mike5966 Feb 4, 2011 06:01 AM

                          I like the wings at Foley's South End, just had them on Tuesday.

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                            teezeetoo RE: Jolyon Helterman Feb 4, 2011 07:56 AM

                            I love Buffs but when I'm on the cambridge side, I like Pugliese's.

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                              Gabatta RE: teezeetoo Feb 4, 2011 08:22 AM

                              Do tell. I have never tried Pugs, but always see it when I go to New Deal. Will have to hit that soon. Though finding good wings in this area could be trouble!

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                                teezeetoo RE: Gabatta Feb 4, 2011 10:17 AM

                                heck, pugs is right next door to mayflower. chances are they get their chicken right there.

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                              Mike5966 RE: Jolyon Helterman Feb 4, 2011 08:54 AM

                              Thanks, this seals the deal! I've never had Anchor Bar's wings or Buff's yet so I'm no connoisseur; I'll generally be happy if they're just solid, regular Buffalo wings that aren't over-fried and dry, and served with celery sticks that aren't brown on the ends.

                              Does anyone remember those frozen wings from Costco? Slimy, vinegary, way too bright orange, and gross... The day I tasted those wings for the first time was the day I knew that not all wings were good. Kinda like when I saw Spice World in middle school and realized that not all movies were good just because they're movies.

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                            Billie Jean RE: Wheels1 Feb 4, 2011 10:33 AM

                            On the North Shore I happen to love Michael's wings. In Newburyport. Perfectly fried, just enough piquant sauce. If you're in the area they are worth trying.

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