Summer/Fall 2019 Chicken Wing Power Rankings (1-60)

Summer/Fall 2019 Chicken Wing Power Rankings (1-60)

August 28, 2019

If you listen regularly to my Moran-Alytics Podcast, read my blog wing reviews here or follow me on Twitter (@PatMoranTweets) I’m sure you’re aware of my fondness for chicken wings. In fact, perhaps the only thing I enjoy more than eating wings is power ranking them. This cliff notes version is I was born and raised in … Read More

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Potter’s Field

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Potter’s Field

August 18, 2019

I’m not sure if Potter’s Field is actually located in West Seneca or South Buffalo. What I do know is I’ve been there probably a dozen times to enjoy several alcohol refreshments, especially annually around St. Patrick’s time.  What I’ve never done is try their wings, or if I have I was blacked out and … Read More

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Wiechec’s

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Wiechec’s

August 17, 2019

The euphoria of feeling like I’m uncovering some of the biggest hidden gems for great wings has been my single-favorite part of visiting so many places during this recurring series.  I’ve been to Wiechec’s in Lovejoy on multiple occasions and for me, their Beef on Weck straight up rivals Bar Bill, Charlie the Butcher, Kelly’s … Read More

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Connor’s

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Connor’s

August 17, 2019

I get tons of suggestions on my Twitter or Facebook on spots to hit, too many of course to ever realistically visit every place mentioned.  Ironically, not a single person mentioned Connor’s in West Seneca, other than my buddy who lives in the area and wanted to get together for a lunch literally in my … Read More

EP 144: Wings With Jay Skurski

EP 144: Wings With Jay Skurski

August 15, 2019

On this episode of the Moran-Alytics Podcast presented by Pulse Cellular, the summer “Wings With” series continues as Patrick Moran meets up with Jay Skurski, Buffalo Bills beat reporter for The Buffalo News at Snyder Bar & Grill in Amherst for wings and a discussion on a variety of topics. Jay’s go-to neighborhood spot for … Read More

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Wingnutz

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Wingnutz

August 14, 2019

Be patient, wing fans because there’s a lot to unpack with this review than any other. Of all the wing joints in Western New York I’ve tried and with this posting we’re closing in on 60, Wingnutz in Kenmore presents the undisputed biggest conundrum yet. It’s located literally inside the Knights of Columbus and is … Read More

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Snyder Bar & Grill

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Snyder Bar & Grill

August 13, 2019

I keep things honest with y’all when doing these. I never even heard of Snyder Bar & Grill in Amherst until Buffalo News sportswriter Jay Skurski suggested we meet up there to have wings before taping a podcast immediately after. I get countless recommendations from fans of places on Twitter and can confidently say this … Read More

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: The Blackthorn Pub

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: The Blackthorn Pub

August 10, 2019

The Blackthorn Pub is one of if not South Buffalo’s most popular bars and compared to Seneca Street competition, certainly the most upscale.  An insanely popular spot among locals there’s a full menu and tons of room to sit at a table for dinner, enjoy a large patio during summer or plop yourself at the … Read More

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Klimek’s Tavern

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Klimek’s Tavern

August 10, 2019

My parents taught me to never judge a book by its cover and fortunately I heeded those lessons. Unless you’re from or at least know the neighborhood well, Klimek’s Tavern in North Tonawanda is not an enticing place, outside or inside. There’s not a lot around it either, especially compared to the scenery of a … Read More

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Dwyer’s Irish Pub

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Dwyer’s Irish Pub

August 10, 2019

Of all the wing places I’d yet to try, wing fans overwhelmingly told me Dwyer’s Irish Pub in North Tonawanda is the place I needed to hit up. Seeing it’s popularity in web articles not to mention Twitter,  I finally made a point to take the ride and check them out. My buddy and I … Read More

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison:  KO Sports Bar & Grill

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: KO Sports Bar & Grill

August 7, 2019

Don’t worry, KO Sports Bar & Grill. I won’t penalize you for being closed on Sundays despite the internet claiming you’re open. It’s a lesson I learned the hard way after an Orchard Park to North Buffalo early Sunday evening drive to KO was wasted.  But hey, I got to see some interesting characters strolling … Read More

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Bases Loaded

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Bases Loaded

August 6, 2019

There’s enough context in the following paragraphs to need a tantalizing lead in.  You already know what’s coming, so just read on already… PROS: These were good wings—well above average. I got both medium and medium Cajun and both were cooked well with a solid amount of crisp without blatantly overdoing it for effect. The … Read More

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Essex Street Pub

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Essex Street Pub

August 6, 2019

In the interest of full disclosure I personally know the owner of the Essex Street Pub and have been friends since playing little loop football on the West Side together literally 40 years ago. I taped an episode of the Moran-Alytics Podcast recently here with Joe Yerdon from The Athletic and while most appreciative for … Read More

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Buffalo Tap House

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Buffalo Tap House

August 6, 2019

Most my wing trips are at least semi planned out.  Buffalo Tap House was definitely not one of them.  After spending a Saturday afternoon on the Hertel Avenue strip with a buddy hanging out at a couple patio bars enjoying the day we eventually ventured towards downtown.  We met up with more friends at the … Read More

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Glen Park Tavern

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Glen Park Tavern

August 4, 2019

I took a drive from Orchard Park to North Buffalo on an early Sunday evening to hit up KO Sports Bar & Grill for wings.  I was excited all the way until walking up to the door and finding the place was closed.  Dejected and also wing hungry in the car I started thinking of … Read More

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: The Wellington Pub

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: The Wellington Pub

August 4, 2019

I met a friend at the Wellington Pub one week earlier and didn’t have wings, reason being I didn’t see them on the menu and assumed they weren’t available. Perhaps I should’ve read the thing a little more focused because there’s most definitely wings to be had. I went back again the following Saturday after … Read More

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Adolf’s Old First Ward Tavern

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Adolf’s Old First Ward Tavern

August 3, 2019

Adolf’s on South Park Avenue in the heart of the Old First Ward isn’t designed for outsiders.  Don’t get me wrong, that’s not to say people from neighborhoods other than the Ward aren’t welcome, but it’s blatantly obvious the locals are the one buttering the bread here.  It’s old and run down, just like we … Read More

Chicken Wing Review/QB Recommendation: Macy’s Place Pizzeria

Chicken Wing Review/QB Recommendation: Macy’s Place Pizzeria

August 1, 2019

I don’t have much, if any expectations when it comes to chicken wings from pizzerias. They typically range from decent to tolerable or worst. Sorry, I’m just being honest here. A longtime good friend loves the wings at Macy’s Place Pizzeria and recommended I try them, which considering my history with pizzeria wings had me … Read More

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Gene McCarthy’s

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Gene McCarthy’s

July 30, 2019

Folksssssssssssssssss. I didn’t come to this review alone.  My man Maniac and DJ Supreme from Trainwreck Sports joined me for a little Moran-Alytics Podcast collaboration.  I didn’t see the inside of the bar because I went with Supreme to set up gear for their “Wing Reviewz” video series nearly while Maniac ventured in to pick … Read More

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Goodbar

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Goodbar

July 28, 2019

Goodbar is part of the legendary Elmwood strip on the west side that has served legions of drinkers for several decades.  As a Buffalonian I don’t call it a stretch to call it part of the fabric of the city of Buffalo.  But—– how were the wings when I tried them? Read on to find … Read More

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Coles

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Coles

July 28, 2019

Quite literally I’m writing the exact same lead-in I did for its next door competition/counterpart, Goodbar.  “Is part of the legendary Elmwood strip on the west side that has served legions of drinkers for several decades.  As a Buffalonian I don’t call it a stretch to call it part of the fabric of the city … Read More

Wing Review/QB Comparison: Wales Center Hotel

Wing Review/QB Comparison: Wales Center Hotel

July 28, 2019

Of all the spots I didn’t get to among the first 40 wing reviews I’ve done, the Wales Center Hotel in is among the most requested, which made me realize I can’t have a serious review/ power rankings list without trying them.  Are these wings worth the considerable hype I read on Twitter or do … Read More

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Blasdell Pizza

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Blasdell Pizza

July 16, 2019

Blasdell Pizza has four locations throughout Western New York:  Hamburg , South Buffalo, Dunkirk and Blasdell.  Regretfully I’ve had wings at three of them, two on multiple occasions.  Yes, that’s an ominous start and seeing this review won’t get any better, let’s just get this over with. PROS: If I’m being completely honest, nothing. CONS: … Read More

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Jokers

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Jokers

July 16, 2019

Located on Electric Avenue in Lackawanna close to the Blasdell border, Jokers has a classic dive bar feel, although the interior is actually quite impressive and makes up for the terrible parking options outside.  The establishment has been around forever although it’s only been called Jokers for the past few years.  They have a nice … Read More

Summer 2019 Chicken Wing Power Rankings

Summer 2019 Chicken Wing Power Rankings

July 14, 2019

I love chicken wings and love power rankings things even more. After spending my entire life in Buffalo I moved to Florida in the summer of 2016. After trying wings at a half dozen Florida spots and detesting each I quickly realized how much I took wings back home for granted. While living in the … Read More

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Bar Bill

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Bar Bill

July 14, 2019

On a national level it’s Anchor Bar or Duffs that’s most associated with chicken wings.  However, if you’re a Western New Yorker, Bar Bill in East Aurora is widely known as the most popular spot.  Does it live up to the hype?  Let’s dig in. PROS: Umm, yes it lives up to the hype.  I … Read More

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Kelly’s Korner

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Kelly’s Korner

July 12, 2019

One of my favorite things about wing spots is that much like the food itself, they come in all sorts of varieties.  You got your fancy spots and your (affectionately known as) holes in the wall.  Kelly’s Korner definitively falls in the latter. Located on Delaware Avenue and Hartwell in the heart of North Buffalo … Read More

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison:  Anchor Bar

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Anchor Bar

July 12, 2019

The first time I had Anchor Bar wings a few years ago I enjoyed them a lot. So much, in fact that I had them Power Ranked in my Top 15 and also ahead of Duffs.  To say that caused a shit storm in my Twitter mentions is an understatement, but I don’t care. My … Read More

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Big Tree Inn

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Big Tree Inn

July 12, 2019

Because so many current and former Buffalo Bills as well as various sports media members can be found regularly at Big Tree, with the close proximity to the stadium a big reason why, it’s easy to assume their wings are overrated. People probably go and eat wings there because it’s right next to where the … Read More

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison:  La Nova Pizza

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: La Nova Pizza

July 12, 2019

As someone raised on the west side and actually having delivered pizza at the original location as a teenager I’ll always have a huge soft for La Nova. However, as a much respected journalist and host of the future award winning Moran-Alytics Podcast, I’d be doing legions (or dozens at least) of fans a huge … Read More

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: M.T. Pockets

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: M.T. Pockets

July 12, 2019

As someone who lived most my life in Buffalo, grew up on the West Side and spent plenty of time living in North Buffalo there’s few things I enjoy more than Hertel Avenue.  I’ll take a beautiful spring or summer day of sitting on a patio and enjoying a cold one at a Hertel Ave … Read More

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Mammosers

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Mammosers

July 12, 2019

It was a family affair as I journeyed to Mammosers with four family members in tow.  Each wanted their own take on the wings so we ended up going with a bucket to divvy up, five flavors total.  In the interest of fairness to other places I rate and review, as always I only judge … Read More

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Dalmatia Hotel

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Dalmatia Hotel

July 11, 2019

Hotel Dalmatia is located in Riverside and I hit up in the early afternoon during the week with reinforcements.  My wife, daughter, her boyfriend and my son joined me.  Because of my extensive company we tried five different flavors, though in keeping with my own rules I only counted the medium plus one signature (in … Read More

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: O’Neill’s Stadium Inn

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: O’Neill’s Stadium Inn

July 11, 2019

When one thinks of O’Neill’s Stadium Inn the first thing that comes to mind  is certainly not chicken wings.  That distinction belongs to heavy intoxication before, during or after Buffalo Bills games. Makes sense seeing the locale is literally across the street from New Era Field.  For those who don’t come around other than eight … Read More

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Elmo’s Bar & Restaurant

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Elmo’s Bar & Restaurant

July 11, 2019

Elmo’s Bar & Restaurant is located in Amherst—or is it technically Getzville? Does it really matter? Anyway, it’s a joint that didn’t become mainstream for their wings until recent years, when former UB football star Khalil Mack helped put them on the map on a national scale.  Let’s dig in. PROS: The Cajun Double-Dipped wings … Read More

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Gabriel’s Gate

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Gabriel’s Gate

July 11, 2019

Garbriel’s Gate is a trendy spot in the heart of Allentown known for wings as well as other eats and beverages. It’s a favored wing spot for many sports media folk, but does it live up to the hype? Let’s dig in. PROS: I really liked this place. It’s nice without being overly fancy and just … Read More

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: The Lenox Grill

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: The Lenox Grill

December 27, 2018

You can have Christmas, New Year’s, family time and all that other shit. When I get a chance to come back to Buffalo for any reason, I’m here for the chicken wings.  Since moving to Florida roughly two and a half years ago, I realized how much I took having wings in Buffalo for granted, … Read More

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Amherst Pizza & Ale House

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Amherst Pizza & Ale House

August 10, 2018

I like podcasting, as evidenced by my future award-winning Moran-Alytics Podcast taking over the world. I’m also quite fond of chicken wings of late, as evidenced by a need for a better fitting wardrobe after this six week trip back to my hometown of Buffalo and subsequent binge that’s led me to 14 wing joints in … Read More

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Ebenezer Ale House

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Ebenezer Ale House

August 8, 2018

I can’t think of many things more fun to do on a Tuesday night than go out for chicken wings.  Then again, I haven’t been able to think about much of anything other than chicken wings.  This trip marks an even dozen occasions over the past 17 nights I’ve indulged myself with chicken wings.  For … Read More

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Audubon North In Amherst

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Audubon North In Amherst

August 7, 2018

This wing review needs a back story because this Cinderella was never supposed to be happen.  On Sunday evening I convinced my buddy Ryan to a take a drive (his truck and gas of course) with me out to North Tonawanda and finally try the vaunted Dwyer’s Pub chicken wings I’ve heard so much about. … Read More

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Sal’s Lounge In Depew

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Sal’s Lounge In Depew

August 6, 2018

I’ve been in a wing slump lately.  Three times earlier in the week I went out for chicken wings during this binge (which will end on August 17) and three times I’ve left disappointed.  Hoping to end this funk, I hit Sal’s Lounge, 283 Olmstead Avenue in Depew on Saturday night. Here’s the lowdown on … Read More

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Pappas In West Seneca

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Pappas In West Seneca

August 5, 2018

I’ve had a rough go of the chicken wing game lately.  Previous stops this week at Pour House and Danny’s South produced substandard eating experiences and if I don’t hit on Pappas in West Seneca I’ll officially find myself in a slump. Three straight non-enjoyable chicken wing trips in Western New York isn’t quite the … Read More

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Danny’s South In Orchard Park

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Danny’s South In Orchard Park

August 3, 2018

Even If I’m not a big fan of chicken wings at a particular place I make it a point to find some positive things to say about the experience. It’s a more arduous task this time around. My unceasing voyage to outgrowing every piece of clothing I own led me to Danny’s South on Abbott … Read More

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Night Cappe In Lackawanna

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Night Cappe In Lackawanna

August 2, 2018

The fact I’m slapping this up a day following my Sonny Red’s review demonstrates these wing escapades aren’t necessarily in chronological order. I know that as fact because the sole reason I’m writing about the Night Cappe to begin with is because nearby Sonny Red’s was closed on a Monday as we (as in my … Read More

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Sonny Red’s In Lackawanna

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Sonny Red’s In Lackawanna

August 1, 2018

A bar/restaurant on Abbott Road in Lackawanna formerly known as The Press Box, I very much looked forward to having wings here.  The joint re-opened since I moved to Florida and the proprietors there also own Mulberry’s, a widely popular Italian restaurant.  Now, your boy’s always down to try chicken wings regardless of any back … Read More

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Pour House in Hamburg

Chicken Wing Review/QB Comparison: Pour House in Hamburg

July 30, 2018

(For shits and giggles I’ve been writing several chicken wing reviews on my Facebook page, which I need to emphasize should NOT be taken seriously. Tonight the light bulb finally went off in my head that  it would be potentially pretty cool to convert them to a little chicken wing review series on my Moran-Alytics blog. … Read More