>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!