Yorker's Buffalo Wings
hearing in Judge Turner's chambers
well, no one ever said San Francisco was the buffalo wing center of
the universe. Certainly not Midwest Ted. But the lack of wing joints
still surprises me. Maybe we're not looking hard enough, but we've
only found two so far. And New Yorker's Buffalo Wings (number two)
is fairly lackluster, I'm sad to report.
menu to Original Buffalo Wings (number
one), with the wings and the fresh potato chips and the blue-cheese
dipping sauce and veggies on the side. But it just seemed a little
bland in comparison. Not really bad, mind you -- just nothing to write
home to Buffalo about. The wings seemed to have a little less zip
than OBW, and not just in the heat department. Maybe they were not
fried to the same crispiness, I don't know. It's becoming increasingly
clear -- I can deny it no longer!!! -- SF ain't no wing town.
hey, we still have OBW, who do a fine job. And if I have my way the
Füd Court will soon present a make-your-own-buffalo-wings-at-home
feature. So stay tuned. And let us know of any good wings out there,
for crying out loud.
I'd hate to hear
what Midwest Ted would say about New Yorker's Buffalo Wings. The judges
found them pretty mediocre, even based on our apparently lower standards.
Like Judge McClure said, the sauce is the downfall. Admittedly, we
may have ordered poorly (because I made the call). I stammered some,
and we didn't have a menu, so I said something like "mild hot." Whatever
that means. And what we got was certainly mild. Bland, I'd say. And
buffalo wings should NOT be bland.
Yet they're still
buffalo wings, and I ate them eagerly. I enjoyed eating them. But
not overly. I'd recommend them if Original
Buffalo Wings shut down or quoted you an unacceptable delivery
For those of you
curious about the "beak" count (number of malformed, anemic, and stunted
wings), I counted three. That's out of 50 -- not bad. I started to
eat one, as they were the only things left at the bottom of the box.
Then I thought better of it. People shouldn't eat beaks.
think with a name like New Yorker's Buffalo Wings they'd be able to
serve up a pretty good wing. Well, you'd be off a bit. They serve up
an okay wing at best. They have an extensive menu with the Fish 'n Chips
and the burgers and such, but what we were looking for was the tasty
wing. The trouble for me was the sauce. I believe we asked for "Hot",
but what we got was pretty mild. May need to step up to the super duper
spicy to find that spicy bite I crave. The chips were a big disappointment.
Fresh-cut they were, but overfried they were as well. They turned out
a little crispier than I like. Not a bad deal on the chips though if
you like 'em like that. Only $2.50 for a large brown bag of overcooked
Yorker's Buffalo Wings does deliver, but the delivery area can change
with your approach. I suggest that when you call, don't ask if they
deliver to your area -- just order. Better yet, get on down to the Marina,
then head east to North Beach for the "Original"