I know we have one of these threads but it’s old and most of the people in it aren’t even on here anymore. We’ve been going out to various wing places basically since covid started with a couple of our neighbors, hitting all the top spots. My top 3 right now are:
#1 Nine-eleven Tavern #2 Barbill #3 Duffs
We’ve hit, not in any rank order:
Paddock Golf Dome
Glen Park Tavern
Libation Station (this one made the cut because we can walk there)
Elmos (man that double dipped cajun is good)
And probably several that I’ve forgotten
On our list still:
The original Anchor Bar on Main
I went to SBAG for wings twice. First time their hot was not hot at all. Second time I mentioned this to the server, who obviously said something to the cook, because the 2nd time they were so hot my one buddy had one and was done. I loved them but man they were HOT. That was a different crew though so we’ll have hit that one with this neighbor crew.
Fav BBQ - LaNova’s
Fav Garlic Parm - Bellas Pizzeria
Old Fav Cajun (now closed, owner moved to FL) - La Pizzeria
New Fav Cajun - Bar Bill
Most controversial - Favorite Medium Wing - Wegmans. It’s more so the Danny’s Fav Medium Wing Sauce I like, not the wing itself.
Worst wings I’ve ever had - Gabriel’s Gate. Granted, their fryer went down so I don’t know how they made them, I’m willing to give them another chance but I haven’t been back after eating one and leaving the rest on the plate.
Regular Wings - Could be from anywhere.
Hot Wings - Not a fan of spicy.
A couple times a year my friends and I will do a “wing feast” - We’ll order 5 different wings from 5 different places.
I’ve never found a place that has all my favorite wings in one spot, it used to be La Pizzeria cause the Cajun wings were outta control, but the owner left Buffalo, and whoever took over doesn’t do nearly as good of a job.
Bar Bill’s cajun is great. So is their spicy asian. Sometimes I’ll do a split of hot and spicy asian or hot and cajun. Duff’s dry cajun is also great, but I’m not of fan of their new saucy cajun.
Was not impressed with Gabriels Gate either, and their fryers were working when we went. Their BBQ were comically covered in sauce (like floating in a bucket of it) and their hot was just plain old franks.
I did learn that Nine-Eleven only has one mixture for their wing sauce. If you want it milder it’s just more butter, and hotter is just more cayenne pepper. Last time we were there we got a jar to bring home and the waitress let me know that was how to adjust it to your spice preference.
My buddy and I started going to Duff’s (Orchard Park) every other Friday for going on 7 years now. Weve only missed maybe 3 rotations. Even during the scamdemic we ordered takout. We’ve tried every flavor in a few months. Settled on hot BBQ. We do the special with fries and beer and get an extra 5 hot and 5 sweet char BBQ.
My favorite so far on size and flavor would be Wingnutz with the wingnutz Mild or Medium. I’m not big on heat and usually keep it to the traditional flavor of Hot, Medium, Mild. But man do they cook a good wing and a good size one at that.
Random, but my new favorite “pizza place” wing is from Cappola’s, in Bemus Point. Their medium sauce is almost identical to 911 tavern. We were all so shocked by how good they were that we ordered two nights in a row.