2.349 Buffalo Wings

-Cycle 2, Item 349-
20 (Tue) December 2011

Buffalo Wings

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at Hollywood Grill

-Itaewon, Seoul-

With J Kim and H Jang

Buffalo wings are deep-fried chicken wings tossed in cayenne-based hot sauce and butter. Most aspects of the origin story seem to be in dispute, including the specific establishment where the dish was created, the circumstances of creation, the brand of hot sauce, and the sides and condiments served therewith, but I tend to go with Anchor Bar & Grill in Buffalo, New York, impromptu snack for the owner's son and his friends on a late-night visit, Frank's Original RedHot Cayenne Pepper Sauce, celery sticks and blue cheese dressing.

For the longest time, I've been meaning to check out Hollywood Grill, which offers appetizers at 50% off on Tuesdays. These buffalo wings, for example, among a variety of different wings available, were 3,500 won for a plate of 10. I couldn't tell if the sauce was Frank's, but close enough. No veggies. No dipping sauce. Not too bad overall, especially at that price. I may be back to sample other items on the menu.


  1. I've been to the anchor bar & grill in buffalo, ny. The wings were pretty damn good mostly because they were really meaty. Taste-wise, they were pretty much like other wings made with frank's red hot sauce.

  2. for david's friend's wedding. the bride is from buffalo. we made a nyc-boston-buffalo trip of it. once in buffalo, of course we had to go to anchor bar & grill. we had to wait an hour to get in too.

  3. was it all commercialized, like with t-shirts saying "Origin of Buffalo Wings"?

  4. yes, all kinds of things, and you can buy their buffalo wing sauce which i don't think was frank's red hot sauce..

  5. that's lame (about the hot sauce)....