Restaurant: Buffalo Wild Wings

>My most recent food obsession is with Buffalo Wild Wings. My first trip was last week when I met two friends there to watch a baseball game and chat. I was a little weary of going because I had heard the menu was very extensive and I am not the biggest fan of chicken wings. But, one of my friends had to watch the Twins game and I knew it would be fun no matter my opinion of the food.

After getting there and being informed that you get free refills with a soda because you can’t expect people to pay for refills at a wings joint, I started to look at the menu. It was typical sports bar fare with burgers, uninteresting salads, wraps, sandwiches and deep friend appetizers. But, I couldn’t miss the wings page along with the 14 or so sauce options. I decided while walking to dinner that I was going to get wings because that’s what they are named for! However, I was perplexed as to how I was going to decide which sauce to get…’hotness’ level for foods is definitely subjective! I decided I couldn’t handle a mean of only wings so I also ordered an appetizer. That turned out to be a bad decision because I loved the wings and the appetizer was heavily battered and dry. But the wings! They were very good and the sauce I chose (Spicy Garlic) was not only right in the middle of their sauce scale, it was also the perfect combination of salty, spicy, and tangy! I loved it!

I was also pleasantly surprise that, like the movies, my wings came with celery and blue cheese dressing. I understand the blue cheese dressing…it is to counteract the hottness if you pick a sauce that makes your lips burn. But I didn’t, and still don’t understand the celery. I’m not complaining…I love celery, especially dipped in blue cheese dressing, which is something I learned the same day that I learned I like the spicy garlic traditional wings at Buffalo Wild Wings!

I liked them so much that I decided to go back a couple days later to get a double order to go…with two different sauces. I was contemplating taking a step up the spice ladder but I wanted to try their most popular sauce (The Traditional Mild) just to say that it wasn’t hot enough for me (which is wasn’t)!! That day, I also found out that for $5 I could buy a decent sized bottle of the sauce of my choice…very tempting considering the fact that the draw to Buffalo Wild Wings for me was the sauce. I have decided to get a bottle of the spicy garlic next time I go because with a chicken breast, some blue cheese dressing and celery I could eat BWW-ish food more often and cheaper!

I am not even going to get into the multiple nicknames for this place that confuse me because they don’t sound good or make sense!

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2 Responses

  1. >Hannah, how have you not been to BWW (yes, i use the nicknames, especialy B-Dubs) before this October? It is a favorite in my hometown. Proud of you for finally being initiated. What do you think, better or worse than Quick-State Lube or whatever that other wings place on State is?Also, best sauce is Parm Garlic. I can't go any higher on the spicy ladder, I'm a wimp when it comes to hot things! Good for you for going Spicy garlic, though!

  2. >I think it is better than Quaker Steak and Lube…I didn't like that place when we went this summer.I love the Spicy Garlic, it is soooo good! It isn't very hot…it is right next to honey bbq so it is just very tangy and has a little kick…I am tempted to go higher but don't want to not be able to eat them if they are too hot!

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