Large hot with buffalo chicken.
hm sounds intriguing. let me check it out.
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I LOVE BUFFALO CHICKEN. AHH.
and yeah I totally sound insane. but my love for buffalo chicken is... hngggggg.
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IT'S A HOT WING RESTAURANT HOLD UP FOR THE NEW YEAR
Several restaurants have crossed over into the new decade on the hot wing hold up list. We make no changes to our one-new-wing-joint-a-week schedule as we move through the “hold” list. And yes, we’re aware that we’ve yet to make Pizza Hut’s Wing Street, but we’ll begrudgingly take that road eventually.
Below is what you can look forward to reading reviews about in the coming weeks. And remember- if we’ve missed, or don’t have listed, a place that you’ve eaten wings at, do two men a solid and send us a note. We’ll have a woman read it and add it to our schedule.
One of our New Year’s resolutions here at Large Hot With Ranch is to reflect on our manliness more often. It’s overwhelming, but it would be a disservice to society to shirk our duty- after all, we are the Ultimate Wing Men (despite claims made by this man)- and thus we shoulder this burden with nary a complaint on our powerful men tongues. Our first step in celebrating our manly achievements is to list the restaurants we buried in bone towers in 2010.
Since starting “Wingtember” in (September) 2010 we’ve had our hands in the following wing buckets…
California Wings Cafe- Hollywood
Big Wangs- Hollywood
Tomato Pie- West Hollywood
Deli World- Los Angeles
Camacho’s Cantina- Universal City
Alondra Hot Wings- Alhambra
Mr. Cecil’s Ribs- Studio City
Buffalo Wild Wings- Burbank
Rocco’s Tavern- Studio City
Barney’s Beanery- Burbank
Tin Horn Flats- Burbank
The Draft Bar & Grill- Studio City
Hoagies & Wings- Sherman Oaks
Ribs USA- Burbank
Ye Rustic Inn- Los Feliz
Wing Stop- Hollywood
710 Grille- San Pedro
The Cork- Los Angeles
The Casting Office- Burbank
Warner Brothers Commissary- Burbank
Vicious Dogs- Studio City
California Hot Wings- Hollywood
Art’s Wings and Things- Crenshaw
Timmy Nolan’s Tavern- Toluca Lake
Nick’s Hot Wings and Grill House- North Hollywood
Zeke’s Smokehouse- La Canada
Hot Wings Cafe- Glendale
Ketchup- West Hollywood
Lucy’s 51- Toluca Lake
Hard Rock Cafe- Universal City
El Torito- Burbank
Supreme Wings- Crenshaw
The Bucket- Silverlake
Nicky D’s Wood-Fired Pizza- Silverlake
Baby Blues BBQ- West Hollywood
You’ve been warned 2011. We’re gonna bone tower the shit out of you.
Burbank Bar and Grille- 112 N. San Fernando Blvd., Burbank, CA
The restaurant: The entrance is on the street, and you go upstairs to a dark, quasi-upscale sports bar. Evidently the interior designer decided “chic” meant black tables, black chairs, dark carpeting and minimal lighting. Who knows why- maybe the clientele is ugly, or maybe they’re trying to hide the fact that their restaurant is basically an overpriced Applebee’s. Either way, we weren’t impressed with the decor or the slow service.
The wings: 7 wings for $5 ($0.71/wing). We visited during happy hour, so this is a discounted price. We don’t remember what the regular price for wings was, and we don’t much care because we won’t be going back. The wings came out cold. Yes that’s right- cold hot wings. An abomination. A crime against humanity. The eighth deadly sin. It’s like a woman refusing to wash a man’s socks- it seems like such an impossibility that when it actually happens, all hell breaks loose and someone ends up with a black eye. Thank god for happy hour so we didn’t pay full price.
The restaurant: It’s worth mentioning that Chili’s is our first documented hot wing experience outside of Los Angeles County. It’s also worth mentioning that it was not our first pick, but two failed attempts at alternate wing joints resulted in a table for two men at the “after work drinks” stereotype that is Chili’s. It’s a chain, and always the same, but at least there’s the assertion of quality. Honorable mention to the very friendly wait staff and the endless refills.
The wings: 11 wings for $8.99 ($0.82/wing). We’ve talked about this before and we’ll talk about it again: what idiot decided to make an order of 11 wings? We’ll skip the obvious “woman” joke here in consideration of our female followers. But here’s a quick math fact for you: 11 is a prime number, thus only divisible by itself and one. Long story short, you can only split an order of Chili’s wings evenly with 10 other people. Yes, the idea is that dumb. There was nothing special about the wings and it’s hard to describe them in any other way than “generic.” If you find yourself hosed in to going to a work gathering at Chili’s, then fine, order the hot wings. But don’t make a special trip.
Take a look at what the fine people of Los Angeles were out eating this past weekend in the Community portion of the LATimes.com. You’ll see that we two men were out devouring hot wings. Check back in the coming days to see what new wing establishment we bone towered at.
For his inspired spoof of “Black Swan” on this weekend’s SNL he forewent wearing angel wings and sported tattooed buffalo chicken wings on his back. For this we salute Jim Carrey as a man among ballerinas.
Baby Blues BBQ- 7953 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
The restaurant: Restaurant on the right, sports bar on the left. It was loud and there were extra chairs hanging precariously from the ceiling in the dining room. We’re still out on whether that’s appropriate décor in earthquake country. Overall we’d say it’s best described as a designer barn with really good food served on plastic “sports” plates. Need we say more?
The wings: 8 wings for $7.95 ($0.99/wing). We haven’t had chicken taste this way since Mr. Cecil’s during the first half of Wingtember. Baby Blues knows they have good meat, it’s an obvious specialty, and we were good enough to clean our plate. The wings weren’t oversauced, in fact they had very little, but still had the qualities of a hot wing. The table was loaded with custom sauces; one was marked with crudely written “XXX” on white paper tape making it simple, even for a woman, to douse the drummies in “heat.” For meat eaters in West Hollywood Baby Blues is clearly already a hot spot and we’ll add to the recommendations. Go to Baby Blues, men; it’s the Southern Gentleman’s sports bar.