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Happy New Year everyone! I trust everyone is keeping to their resolutions and the new decade is starting off well. For me, I have started the New Year by signing up for a group boot camp with an amazing trainer, Terri Walsh. I would highly recommend checking her out if you’re looking to get whipped into shape http://online-personaltraining-nyc.com. So with that in mind, I’m working on my healthy eating habits which means I will be cutting down my Wing consumption for the month. Even though the Atkins Diet allows for wings (link, see day 7) I’m still taking a little break. But don’t fret my fellow wingers, I have a few reviews left over from last year to keep you informed.
Back in October I attended a going-away party for a friend that was headed off to the left coast to pursue her dreams. Stumbling in from Union Square I ventured down the stairs into the Belmont Lounge.
Belmont Lounge is a cozy and modern speakeasy with sex appeal…just check out the wall art. The main bar has a warm vibe (perhaps the fireplace helps) and the back room is spacious with booths and couches to enhance your comfort level while DJ’s offer aural sensations…the extra bonus is an outdoor garden…personally, I love this place.
As I walked into the back room to join the party, I first noticed Jordan Luckett was turning out some good tunes from the DJ booth (click to check out some of his mixes) and was quickly informed they have Buffalo Wings here. I guess that is the new greeting for me…instead of a hello, it’s been replaced by whether or not the venue has wings…not complaining.
So of course, I was obliged to order a round of wings…again, not complaining. What was presented is a crispy deep-fried presentation along with baby carrots, celery, blue cheese, a little bowl of hot sauce for your dipping pleasure. I took the first drumstick, submerged it into the hot sauce and took a big bite…they were good!
There was a slight crunch, similar to biting into a potato chip, and the sauce was straight-up Buffalo-style (medium heat). These were good wings, not spectacular, and slightly small, yet enjoyable for the situation. The blue cheese was exceptional and I was pleasantly surprised with this slight variation of a Buffalo wing. I would definitely order them again if I was patronizing Belmont Lounge (which I plan on doing).
Chicken Wings – 1 dozen – $10
Sauciness: you dip your own
Amt. of Meat: 2.5/5
Heat Index: 2.5/5
Overall Experience: 6.5/10
Would we return?: Belmont Lounge is a one of my favorite watering holes, so I’m biased, but I would suggest ordering the wings along with your favorite drink.
117 E 15th St (btwn Irving Pl & E Union Sq)
New York, NY 10003