High-eight-us (n) – What I’m forced to go on when there’s way too much work interfering with my wing reviewing. March 29th…that’s quite some time since the last review. I do thank many of you for the harassing emails scolding me for not keeping you up-to-date and for being such a slacker, but fear not, we are back and all is right in the world of wings.
So as I ease my way back into the World Wide Web of Wings, let me get you up-to-speed on what has occurred since my last posting…I’ve been out to California, enjoyed some In-N-Out burger, got to see Neverland Ranch, didn’t sleep for a couple of weeks due to our Annual meeting for work, lost 8 pounds…down to something like 7.5% body fat (my trainer kicks ass!(link)…I don’t think she’s knows about this blog either, wink, wink), been working on some great new music with some awesome writing partners, DJ’d a couple shows, started training for some 100 mile Bike Centuries, AND have been accepted to NYU Masters Program in Music Business (go me, go me!). Oh, and I almost forgot to mention, I do own the domain name for wingsandthecity.com, have been working on a complete re-design of everything, and will be launching WATC 2.0 this summer. So I apologize to all of you for being such a slacker and hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me.
So here’s the review. Go to The Still…order the wings, skip the BBQ (I just didn’t care for the sauce) but get the hot, they actually pack a little heat AND, make sure you order Buffalo Chicken Fingers…yes I said it, order the Chicken Fingers! They’re delicious…not your typical compressed piece of chicken with too much breading and so poorly deep-fried they’re completely dry…nope, not at all. On the contrary, I liked them a lot. Juicy, decent-sized pieces with a different texture/flavor for the breading…it was almost like I was eating a chicken-flavored breakfast treat that was coated with crumbled up flakes of corn (cough). Overall the wings were just good…not amazing, but pretty good, and I would say give ‘em a shot.
Let’s see what our guests had to say:
Jay: Sorry for being late. (yes Jay, you were pretty late) but the wings were hot, good texture, though I like more meat. Overall Score: 6 and may return
Blair: For a “hot” wing it could use some more fire, but it’s still pretty tasty. I’d most likely order these when I return. Mild did nothing for me. Take it off the menu (ed note: I agree, there is no use for a ‘mild’ wing). If you don’t like hot wings, order these instead of hot. However, for BBQ, it could use a few more flavor in the sauce. Chicken Strips – Awesome. Unique twist to chicken strips, I like these a lot. Overall Score: 7 and would return.
Chris: Wings have an ‘off’ flavor, like they are almost spoiled. Hot sauce tastes straight from a bottle – undoctored. BBQ not worth ordering again. Medium are Mild and innocuous. No substance and minimal flavor to blue cheese. Overall Score: 4.3 and may return.
Geoff: Good-sized wing, a little chicken flavor, maybe left in the fryer a bit too long as the meat was slightly stringy and chewy. Below average, thin blue cheese dressing. Overall Score: 5 and may return.
Mike O: Perfect crispy factor – Not very hot for hot wings. Meatiness was definitely right in the middle for wings. Sauciness was perfect, Overall, a good wing. Overall Score: 6 and may return
Still’s Famous Buffalo Wings – $8.99 for 10. Mild, Hot, or BBQ.
Chicken Fingers – $8.99
Amt. of Meat: 2.5/5
Heat Index: 2.5/5
Overall Experience: 6/10 (it would have been a 6.5, but I always deduct .5 pts from anyplace claiming “World Famous” wings)
Would we return?: For sports and general hanging out while enjoying wings, I’d swing through.
192 3rd Ave(between 17th St & 18th St)
New York, NY 10003