Wednesday, January 23, 2008

The Best...

...buffalo wings in the city.

In the early nineties, my family moved up to the Buffalo area. Hamburg, NY to be exact. Hamburg's neighboring town, Orchard Park, just happens to be the birthplace of the Buffalo wings, so you can imagine the yummy yum yum yum food we ordered on many a lazy afternoon.
After I returned to the NYC area, I was going through some serious wing withdrawal, and everywhere I went I ordered wings in the hopes that it would be the same as my beloved Blasdell Pizza shop. More times than not it was a let down. Only these two places knew what the hell they were doing:

Atomic Wings, locations all over Manhattan
The owner is from the Buffalo area and insisted upon using the same recipe as his Upstate colleagues. And goddamn if I don't thank him for that everyday!! Don't forget to order the waffle fries when you go there; they are sooooo good, too!

The Barbecue Pit, Riverdale, NY
I don't know if they are even still in business, but I ordered their delicious wings so often that they had my name on file. If they are no longer around, I feel sorry for the Manhattan College population...

*smooches...trying desperately to stay away from wings for at least two months*
I'm sure wings are the reason I gained my Freshman Fifteen in college...