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FINALLY AN UPDATE

Wings Place NameHarry’s Bar & Grill Address1430 Commonwealth Ave. Brighton MA 02135 617.738.9990 Website  Date Ordered  Number of Sauce ChoicesHot, Medium, Mild, BBQ, Mango Habenero, Teriyaki, Gutemalan Insanity Pepper, Golden BBQ, Sweet Chili, Grilled Old Bay, Grilled Memphis Price$8.00 Price Per Wing$.80    (1 – 10) ScaleGrill Boy’s Rating
Appearance7 Smell3 Temperature7 Crispiness3 Sauce Flavor4 – Medium Buffalo Size of Wings5 Size of Order8 Spice6 Overall Taste7 Bleu Cheese6 Value6    Overall Score62 Overall CommentsThe wings had a very strong black pepper taste to them. No bad it is cooked well very little buffalo taste. The sauce was just sort of oily. Overall not bad but really its just chicken.Wings Place NameHarry’s Bar & Grill Address1430 Commonwealth Ave. Brighton MA 02135 617.738.9990 Website  Date Ordered  Number of Sauce ChoicesHot, Medium, Mild, BBQ, Mango Habenero, Teriyaki, Gutemalan Insanity Pepper, Golden BBQ, Sweet Chili, Grilled Old Bay, Grilled Memphis Price$8.00 Price Per Wing$.80    (1 – 10) ScaleGrill Boy’s Rating
AppearanceSmellTemperatureCrispinessSauce Flavor4 – Medium Buffalo Size of WingsSize of OrderSpiceOverall TasteBleu CheeseValue6    Overall Score62 Overall CommentsThe wings had a very strong black pepper taste to them.  No bad it is cooked well very little buffalo taste.  The sauce was just sort of oily.  Overall not bad but really its just chicken.Wings Place NameElm City Brewery AddressColonial Mill MarketplaceKeene, New Hampshire 03431 Websitehttp://www.elmcitybrewing.com/ Date OrderedFeb / March 2012 Number of Sauce ChoicesBuffalo, Honey Mustard, BBQ Price$8.25 Price Per Wing$0.45 per wing on happy hour sun – thurs 4-6    (1 – 10) ScaleGrill Boy’s Rating
AppearanceSmellTemperature8.5 CrispinessSauce FlavorSize of WingsSize of OrderSpice6.5 Overall TasteBleu CheeseValue7    Overall Score79 Overall CommentsBig points for bringing mois towelettes prior to even being served.  Very happy memories from college with this place.  Would like the wings a little crispier.  Sauce is good but not super buffaloey.  I am satisfied.  One of the more sauceier and messier wings out there, which is A_OK with me.  Very nice presentation with the parsley.  Celery lacked on presentation. Wings Place NameMiller’s Ale House Address617 Arsenal Street
Watertown, MA 02472 Website http://www.millersalehouse.com/location/boston-watertown-ale-house Date Ordered12/21/12 Number of Sauce Choices10 – Buffalo Mild, Buffalo Medium, Buffalo Hot, Garlic, Mt. St. Helen’s, BBQ, Teriyaki, Sweet Thai Chili, Honey Mustard, Jamaican Jerk Price$7.99 Price Per Wing$0.79    (1 – 10) ScaleGrill Boy’s Rating
AppearanceSmellTemperatureCrispiness5.5 Sauce Flavor4 Medium Buffalo Size of Wings10 Size of Order9

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SpiceOverall Taste6.5 Bleu CheeseValue6    Overall Score64 Overall CommentsDid not have a very defined buffalo taste or spice.  Well cooked, very meaty, I do like a lot of meat on the wings.  Not crispy but not soggy.  More like a fried chicken wing with a touch of juicy sauce.  Wings Place NamePatty’s Pub Address94 Elm St West Newton MA 02465 617-965-6444 Website  Date Ordered 11/11/11 Number of Sauce Choices4 – Buffalo, Honey Digion, O’Hara, Honey Hot Price$8.95 Price Per Wing$0.74    (1 – 10) ScaleGrill Boy’s RatingMaryland Dagger’s Rating
Appearance76Smell68Temperature910Crispiness6.57Sauce Flavor68Size of Wings46Size of Order98Spice47Overall Taste78Bleu Cheese107Value8.59   Overall Score68.575Overall CommentsI enjoyed it but it wasn’t great – was disappointed in the meat on the wings espeically since the drum stick ones the price would have been ok.  The bleu cheese was amazing i loved the chunks had a nice taste not too much mayo or sour cream after taste.  In fact I could not tell either was the base.  The appearance was pretty good and the overall value was standard for Boston prices.Strong but I like the bleu cheese exceeds expectations

Wings Place Name  Sunset Bar & Grill
Address  130 Brighton Ave, Brighton MA
Website  http://www.allstonsfinest.com/allstonsfinest/sunsetgrillandtap/sunsetgrill&tap.swf
Date Ordered
Number of Sauce Choices  8 sauces
Price  $8.99
Price Per Wing  $0.81
(1 – 10) Scale Grill Boy’s Rating Maryland Dagger’s Rating
Appearance  7  6
Smell  4  8
Temperature  5  5
Crispiness  3  8
Sauce Flavor  6.5  8
Size of Wings  8  6
Size of Order  9  8
Spice  6.5  8
Overall Taste  4.5  6
Bleu Cheese  3  5
Value  9  8
Overall Score  65.5  76
Overall Comments  Not bad overall a good solid wing.  The Bleu Cheese was way too watery.  They get extra points for supplying wet-naps.  If the wing is sitting in a puddle of the sauce while on the plate the flavor actually improves.  Which makes sense but the wings themselves don’t hold the sauce that well.  Not terrible.  Bonus points for wet-naps, if you want the extra sauce it’s there.  A good wing if you are in the mood for wings while at Sunset

Grill Boy & Special Guest Companion Fitness Glutton headed over to Game On for the 2nd Annual “King of the Wing: The Ultimate Wing Throw Down” on Nov 1st, and it was nothing short of amazing!!It should be noted that our pair of ‘Wing Aficionados’ were perhaps a bit too anxious having arrived at the venue about thirty minutes early and were the first two people to walk in once it finally did get started, but it was totally worth it.  They were able to pony themselves up to a great spot at the bar and sampled two types of wings from nine different Boston restaurants.  The rules of the competition were simple each restaurant had to present a Buffalo Wing and a Creative Wing.  The winner would be decided by a panel of celebrity judges and the crowd of wing lovers who showed up.However, Grill Boy is fairly certain that he and Fitness Glutton were the only ones who showed up with a scoring sheet.As regular readers will note the ranking system for this adventure were modified in expectation that it would be served in chafing dishes and single wing servings which it was.  Also, Blue Cheese was taken off the usual list because it was assumed that there would just be one house dressing, an assumption that our duo were pleasantly incorrect about.Wing Place:                                       Wing Flavor:

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Now we could announce who was crowned King by the customers of Game On (and we will) but first we should investigate the findings from the two guys who spent careful consideration on each and every wing, and their stomachs felt every single wing the next morning……Grill Boy’s Rankings ( Out of 80) — Buffalo WingWing PlaceCask n’ FlagonEast Coast GrillGame OnJake n’ JoesJerry Remy’sJoe Sent MeKingsNed Devine’sRemick’sWing FlavorBuffaloBuffaloBuffaloBuffaloBuffaloBuffaloBuffaloBuffaloBuffaloAppearance888746974Smell484626354Crispiness174127.5430Sauce Flavor368415241Size of Wings568757751Spice246235360Overall Taste447525231Creativity59.57546750TOTAL:3252.552372347.5373811%:40 %
65.6%65%46.3%28.8%59.4%46.3%47.5%13.8%Overall Rank#7#1#2#3#8#6#4#5#9CommentsThis was a grilled wing that had a nice finishing taste to it but there was little buffalo flavor going on.  “It’s a wing, It’s chicken and it isn’t burnt” ~Grill BoyThis had a really creative look and taste to it where there was actual Blue Cheese Crumble and a Celery brine to the wing.  The brine was a little over powering and killed some of the wing spice if that was taken away it would have been that much better.Grill Boy has previously rated Game On and he can say that THIS IS NOT THE SAME WING THAT IS SERVED ON A DAILY BASIS!!! This critique aside the wing was a decent 2nd place and much better than the daily wing, but not as much sauce but really nice seasoning on the wing.  Gave a nice finish.  The blue cheese was very obviously a sour cream based dressing and the sourness hit too hard.There was a lot of temp. heat and that took away from me tasting the nice sauce and spice of the food.  I would try again when it wasnt so hot.“Looks burnt, smells burnt, tastes burnt, you can be on NESN Jerry but damn you make a terrible wing” ~Grill BoyIt was strange that the Buffalo wing was a different size than the creative wing, why would they have two different sizes? It wasnt a great wing, just a run of the mill pub wing.This was curious little wing, the meat was pre-pulled off the wing and put onto the bone it was really interesting looking but it tastes frozen and the only points were for appearance.This was just boring.  However, the surprise of the night they had THE BEST blue cheese, it was delicious a really nice smokey flavor.  Huge fan of the dressing!Late to the party and the Chef said “Ya um this is the same thing as our creative wing but with buffalo sauce” It tasted awful it was wet soggy and the meat and breading fell off the bone.Grill Boy’s Rankings ( Out of 80) — Creative Wing

Wing Place Cask n’ Flagon East Coast Grill Game On Jake n’ Joes Jerry Remy’s Joe Sent Me Kings Ned Devine’s Remick’s
Wing Flavor  Sweet Heat  Hell Night Wing Prototype  Spicy Mango Ginger BBQ Saki Cherriakki Mango Pickled Pineapple Habanero BBQ  Sloppy Joe  Sesame Ginger Garlic Lime  Curry
Appearance  8  8  9  9  6  7  9  7  4
Smell  6  4  8  6  4  6  8  5  8
Crispiness  2  8  3  10  2  2  10  3  0
Sauce Flavor  8  4  8  8  3  6  8  4  7
Size of Wings  6  8  10  7  6  4  7  5  2
Spice  7  7  3  6.5  3  3  5  6  2
Overall Taste  6  9  9  9  2  6  8  3  7
Creativity  6  9  9  9  2  8  9  5  8
TOTAL:  49  54  59  64.5  28  42  64  38  38
% 61.3% 67.5% 73.8% 80.6% 35% 52.5%  80% 47.5% 47.5%
Overall Rank  #5  #4  #3  #1  #9  #6  #2  #7 tied  #7 tied
Comments  Again this was a grilled wing which had really nice flavor could have used a little more sauce to go with it on top but overall pretty solid.  Really great wing, loved the spice but WOW did it have an after burn! No surprise that they came from the place that is known through out the country for Hell Night !! Loved the wing though.  The staff also was just enjoying the whole event and have a great time which was super.  These were delicious, they looked amazing and tasted even better.  If they were served with a plate of noodles it would be an instant hit and a nice Asian/pub infusion type deal.  WOW! Sweet, Tangy nice spice and MAN was it crunchy, Grill Boy loves a nice crunchy wing and the sugars in this sauce caramelized and made this an amazing wing.  Also the managers and chef that were there were super nice and really into the fun of the whole night which is great.  With a name like that you are expecting to taste at least something… NOPE they all cancelled each other out.  There was a slight fruit taste but mostly it was a bland taste and it was a major let down.  Tasted like ketchup so it sort of connected with the play on words and creative but I really wanted a beef taste as I ate and that is not something I look for in a chicken wing.  Again the wing was pre-pulled and placed back on the wing which visually was stunning, the crispiness of the wing was excellent but you had to have the extra dipping sauce to make the wing, alone there wasn’t much taste but with the sauce there was a nice savory yet sweet taste  This just tasted like rubbery chicken skin, it was terrible.

Fitness Glutton’s Rankings ( Out of 80) — Buffalo Wing

Wing Place Cask n’ Flagon East Coast Grill Game On Jake n’ Joes Jerry Remy’s Joe Sent Me Kings Ned Devine’s Remick’s
Wing Flavor Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo
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Fitness Glutton’ ( Out of 80) — Creative Wing
Wing Place Cask n’ Flagon East Coast Grill Game On Jake n’ Joes Jerry Remy’s Joe Sent Me Kings Ned Devine’s Remick’s
Wing Flavor Sweet Heat Hell Night Wing Prototype Spicy Mango Ginger BBQ Saki Cherriakki Mango Pickled Pineapple Habanero BBQ Sloppy Joe Sesame Ginger Garlic Lime Curry
Appearance
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Size of Wings
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Overall Taste
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Now the true winner of the night as determined by everyone else was the East Coast Grill was the true King of the Wing!!
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The Regular Rankings of Boston Wings
Grill Boy’s Review of various Wing experiences around the Boston area:

“I love wings, and with a blog name like ‘grillboy’ I DAMN WELL SHOULD!! mmmm meat off the bone…delicious” ~ Grill Boy

Wings are something that every individual has an opinion on what makes the best wing and where you can find the best wings in town.  When people move around they are always on the look out for the best wings place in their new city.  Do you marinate them? Do you just toss them in sauce? Do you bake them? Do you put them in a frialator? (yes that is a word, Grill Boy used to worked that the worlds #2 producer of frialators when he was in high school

These are all important wing questions.  Often times you will hear “You know, you just can’t find good wings in Boston.”  Grill Boy is now attempting to prove this wrong with scientific research, and glorious and delicious research it is.

His research will be modeled from the Pizza in Boston Blog. This couple has created a wonderful site for pizza lovers to check out and they are also friends of Grill Boy so shameless advertising is beneficial for everyone.   In that style, the wings research will be rated on a (1-10 scale) with the following parameters.

Wings Place Name
Address
Website
Date Ordered
Number of Sauce Choices
Price
Price Per Wing
(1 – 10) Scale Grill Boy’s Rating Companion’s Rating
Appearance
Smell
Temperature
Crispiness
Sauce Flavor
Size of Wings
Size of Order
Spice
Overall Taste
Bleu Cheese
Value
Overall Score
Overall Comments

The overall score will be a percentage because if everything is worth 10 points and there are 10 categories even Grill Boy will be able to do the math…..with help from his iPhone of course.

Medium Buffalo Wings Rankings

  1. Buff’s Pub – 90%
  2. Saddie’s Tavern – 88%
  3. Wings Express – Waltham – 83%
  4. Shopper’s Cafe – 75%
  5. Boston Beer Works – Fenway – 68%
  6. Roggies – 59%
  7. Baseball Tavern – Fenway 58.5%
  8. Coolidge Corner Clubhouse – 58.5%
  9. Cityside – 56%
  10. The New Landing – 54%
  11. Game On – Fenway – 50.5%
  12. Hurricane O’Reilly’s – Boston – 49.5
  13. Tavern in the Square – Allston – 47%

All Wings Rankings

  1. Buff’s Pub – 90%
  2. Saddie’s Tavern – 88%
  3. Wings Express – Waltham – 83%
  4. Shopper’s Cafe – 75%
  5. Boston Beer Works – Fenway – 68%
  6. Roggies – 59%
  7. Baseball Tavern – Fenway 58.5%
  8. Coolidge Corner Clubhouse – 58.5%
  9. Cityside – 56%
  10. Wicked Fire Kissed Pizza – Dedham – 55%
  11. The New Landing – 54%
  12. Bison County – 52%
  13. Game On – Fenway – 50.5%
  14. Hurricane O’Reilly’s – Boston – 49.5
  15. Pizzadoros – 49%
  16. Tavern in the Square – Allston – 47%

Now on to Stories of Each Wing Place


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CITYSIDE

Wings Place Name Cityside
Address 1960 Beacon Street,         Brighton MA 02135
Website http://www.citysidebar.com/
Date Ordered
Number of Sauce Choices 4 – Plain, Hickory BBQ, Teriyaki Sesame, Buffalo
Price $7.99
Price Per Wing
Grill Boy’s Rating Companion’s Rating
Appearance 5
Smell 4
Temperature 7
Crispiness 4
Sauce Flavor 4
Size of Wings 7
Size of Order 7
Spice 3
Overall Taste 4
Bleu Cheese 5
Value 6
Overall Score 56 %
Overall Comments Mild with some spicy kick to them but not anything of note overall. They really are not wings of destination but if you happen to be at Cityside watching a game and have a hankering for wings they will suffice.

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Wings Express

Wings Place Name Wings Express
Address 464 Moody StreetWaltham, MA 02453-0415
Website http://www.wingsexpresswaltham.com/
Date Ordered
Number of Sauce Choices 20 !! – YES THEY HAVE 20 Sauce FlavorsBuffalo Mild, Buffalo Medium, Buffalo Hot, Buffalo Meltdown, BBQ, Buttery BBQ, Honey BBQ, Spicy BBQ, Garlic & Parmesan, Honey Dijon, Honey Hot, Oriental Express, Honey Oriental Express, Teradactil, Spicy Teradactil, Teriyaki, Lemon & Black Pepper, Spicy Sicilian, Plain, Spicy Jamaican Jerk
Price $5.88 – Small (7 Pieces)
Price Per Wing $0.84
Grill Boy’s Rating Companion’s Rating
Appearance 5
Smell 8
Temperature 7
Crispiness 8
Sauce Flavor 9 – Buffalo Mild
Size of Wings 10
Size of Order 10
Spice 9
Overall Taste 8
Bleu Cheese 3
Value 6
Overall Score 83%
Overall Comments The mild wings were surprisingly spicy, especially if you happen to get a pocket/pool of sauce all at once.  Overall it was a solid wing but the blue cheese that came with it was a bit bland and did not cut the sauce enough if you were looking for such things.  It is close, so Grill Boy will eat them again.

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Shopper’s Cafe 

Wings Place Name Shopper’s Cafe
Address 731 Moody StreetWaltham, MA 02453-0415
Website http://www.shopperspub.com/
Date Ordered  Feb 2, 2011
Number of Sauce Choices (1) – Buffalo
Price $7.00
Price Per Wing
Grill Boy’s Rating Companion’s Rating (Waltham Eagle)
Appearance 9  8
Smell 7  6
Temperature 8  9
Crispiness 5  7
Sauce Flavor 8 – Buffalo Mild  6- Buffalo Mild
Size of Wings 9  8
Size of Order 10  8
Spice 7  7
Overall Taste 7  7
Bleu Cheese 6  6
Value 7  8
Overall Score 75%  80%
Overall Comments Shopper’s Cafe was decent, it took a long time to actually have the order delivered but overall not a bad plate of wings.

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Pizzadoros 

Wings Place Name Pizzadoros
Address 33 River StreetDedham, MA 02026
Website http://www.pizzadorosonline.com/
Date Ordered
Number of Sauce Choices (1) – Buffalo
Price $6.79
Price Per Wing
Grill Boy’s Rating Companion’s Rating (Fitness Glutton-Grill Boy’s Co-Worker)
Appearance 8  8
Smell 6  7 – Charred
Temperature 7  7
Crispiness 8  8
Sauce Flavor 0 – Buffalo  0- Buffalo Mild
Size of Wings 7  7
Size of Order 8  8
Spice 0  0
Overall Taste 2  3
Bleu Cheese 0  0
Value 3  2
Overall Score 49%  50%
Overall Comments The menu listed the wings as Buffalo but low and behold THERE WAS NO SAUCE AT ALL!! It was deep fried chicken wings and drumsticks.  A huge disapointment.  Easily the worst wings yet. I had to ask for actual blue cheese as they served it with Ken’s BBQ sauce.  When the homemade blue cheese was given to us it was really quite amazing, but the damage was already done.

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Buff’s Pub of Newton 

Wings Place Name Buff’s Pub
Address 317 Washington St. Newton MA, 02458
Website http://buffspubofnewton.com/
Date Ordered  Feb 17, 2011
Number of Sauce Choices (10) Buffalo Mild, Buffalo Medium, Buffalo Hot, Buffalo Extra Hot, BBQ, Honey BBQ, Spicey BBQ, Spicey Teriyaki, Chipolte
Price Half $8.95 Full $12.95
Price Per Wing $0.89
Grill Boy’s Rating Companion’s Rating
Appearance 9  9 – pretty
Smell 8  10
Temperature 8  8
Crispiness 7  9
Sauce Flavor 9 – Buffalo Medium   10- Honey Hot
Size of Wings 9  6
Size of Order 8  10
Spice 10  8
Overall Taste 9  9
Bleu Cheese 6  7
Value 7  10
Overall Score 90% 96%
Overall Comments Buff’s is a small cash only establishment hidden just off the Mass Pike.  The buzz around Boston is that it is the best hidden gem for wings and as of now Grill Boy has not found anything better. Every time I smell, I want, tangy good side orders great celeary and they are yummy.

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Saddie’s Tavern

Wings Place Name Saddie’s Tavern
Address 5 Pine St. Waltham MA 02453
Website Unknown
Date Ordered
Number of Sauce Choices
Price Half $8.95 Full $12.95
Price Per Wing $0.89
Grill Boy’s Rating Companion’s Rating
Appearance 9 – nice golden color  9
Smell 7.5  8
Temperature 6  7
Crispiness 7  9
Sauce Flavor 8.5 – Buffalo Medium   8
Size of Wings 8  8
Size of Order 9  9
Spice 8  8.5
Overall Taste 9  9
Bleu Cheese 7  8.5
Value 9  9
Overall Score 88% 94%
Overall Comments Sweet start and finishes with a nice mild spice.  The service was a bit lax, but the atmosphere may sacre some people off, there is metal folding chairs at some of the tables. Sweet but not sticky.  Really reminds me of the childhood wing place.  I love them!!

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Buff’s Pub of Newton


Wings Place Name  Buff’s Pub
Address  317 Washington St, Newton, MA 02458
Website  www.buffspubofnewton.com
Date Ordered  4/26/11
Number of Sauce Choices (10) Buffalo Mild, Buffalo Medium, Buffalo Hot, Buffalo Extra Hot, BBQ, Honey BBQ, Spicey BBQ, Spicey Teriyaki, Chipolte
Price  Half $8.95 Full $12.95
Price Per Wing  $0.89
 Spicy BBQ ? (Maybe?)  Buffalo Medium
(1 – 10) Scale Grill Boy’s Rating Companion’s Rating – Buff Daddy AKA Baker Girl Daddy
Companion’s Rating – Baker Girl Mommy
Appearance 9  8 – Good celery needs work  10
Smell 8  7 – pungent vinegar  8
Temperature  8 WAY TOO HOT!!  9 – HOT!!  8
Crispiness  8  9- very good  7
Sauce Flavor  7 Did I really get Spicy BBQ  5 – vinegar too much, my bad  8
Size of Wings  7  9 – appropriate  9
Size of Order  9  10 – PERFECT!!  10
Spice 8  8 – More than medium  12 +
Overall Taste  7  8 – YUM  8
Bleu Cheese  9  6 – Weird  6
Value  9  9 – Good  7
Overall Score  80%  79%  86%
Overall Comments  As always Buff’s is amazing but Grill Boy is not sure he actually was served the correct sauce.  Grill Boy also got the sauce in his eye ball AND IT BURNED!!  Going to go with the honey BBQ next time – I predict a 10!! Great food but too hot!

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The New Landing

Wings Place Name  The New Landing
Address  313 Moody St. Waltham MA 02453
Website  http://newlandingrestaurant.com/
Date Ordered  May 2011
Number of Sauce Choices  6 – buffalo, honey buffalo, honey BBQ, teriyaki or parmesan and garlic sauce
Price  $8.99
Price Per Wing  $1.00
 buffalo
(1 – 10) Scale Grill Boy’s Rating Companion’s Rating
Appearance  8
Smell  8
Temperature  7
Crispiness  7
Sauce Flavor  4
Size of Wings  2
Size of Order  5
Spice  7
Overall Taste  6
Bleu Cheese  0
Value  3
Overall Score  54%
Overall Comments  They were all bones hardly any meat on them.

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Bison County

Wings Place Name  Bison County
Address  http://www.bisoncounty.com/
Website  275 Moody St. Waltham MA 02453
Date Ordered  May 2011
Number of Sauce Choices  3 – South Carolina Wings, Spicy South Carolina Wings, Fire Wings
Price  $9.95
Price Per Wing  $1.65
 South Carolina Wings
(1 – 10) Scale Grill Boy’s Rating Companion’s Rating
Appearance  7
Smell  5
Temperature  6
Crispiness  2
Sauce Flavor  4
Size of Wings  10
Size of Order  8
Spice  2
Overall Taste  8
Bleu Cheese  0
Value  6
Overall Score  52%
Overall Comments  So this was an adventure by itself.  Baker Girl & Grillboy went to play pub trivia (which is a good time here) and GrillBoy was rather hungry and always interested in wings he asked the bar tender what the South Carolina Wings were all about, as he was skeptical that they were what he actually wanted.  Then the owner of the place jumped into the conversation out of nowhere AND NOT BEING INVITED.  The owner said “Do you watch the Phantom Gourmet, well Dave Andleman loves them so you should probably order them.”  Now Grillboy does watch the Phantom Gourmet  and usually likes what he sees but having the owner be so blunt and jerkish sort of pissed him off, but he decided to go with the recommendation just the same.  These wings are not what we think of when we think of wings as it was a plate of 6 whole wings in only a southern tangy mustard sauce.  Overall they were tasty but it is basically a grilled chicken wing with mustard….and the owner was a jerk.  The place is pretty cool but honestly the owner….wow he should just not show up, he is the worst part of the place.

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Boston Beer Works – Fenway

Wings Place Name Boston Beer Works – Fenway
Address 61 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
Website http://www.beerworks.net/home/index.html
Date Ordered May 7, 2011
Number of Sauce Choices 4 – Buffalo, honey hot, 9 Alarm, BBQe
Price $14.99
Price Per Wing $1.00
Buffalo Buffalo
(1 – 10) Scale Grill Boy’s Rating Companion’s Rating – The Maryland Dagger
Companion’s Rating – The Rowing Mocking Bird
Appearance 6 6 6
Smell 5 5 4
Temperature 8 8 8
Crispiness 8 8 8
Sauce Flavor 6 7 7
Size of Wings 6 6 6
Size of Order 7 8 7
Spice 4 4 8
Overall Taste 6 6 7
Bleu Cheese 7 6 7
Value 5 5 5
Overall Score 68% 69% 73%
Overall Comments Not bad, but not amazing just your normal run of the mill wing

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Tavern in the Square – Allston

Wings Place Name Tavern in the Square – Allston
Address  161 BRIGHTON AVE. ALLSTON, MA 02134
Website http://www.taverninthesquare.com/tavallston/
Date Ordered  May 6, 2011
Number of Sauce Choices  4- Plain, Hickory BBQ, Honey Hot Buffalo
Price  $8.99
Price Per Wing  $0.90
 Buffalo
(1 – 10) Scale Grill Boy’s Rating Companion’s Rating
Appearance  5
Smell  7
Temperature  3
Crispiness  4
Sauce Flavor  3
Size of Wings  5
Size of Order  7
Spice  2
Overall Taste  4
Bleu Cheese  3
Value  4
Overall Score  47%
Overall Comments  Terrible Celery, pretty sure it had gone bad.  So the Tavern in Square chain runs Cityside and Union St. Bar & Grill and so the menus are all the same it is not surprising that this ranking was so bad because Cityside had a 56% for a score

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Game On – Fenway


Wings Place Name Game On – Fenway
Address  82 Lansdowne St. | Boston, MA 02215
Website http://gameonboston.com/
Date Ordered  April 12, 2011
Number of Sauce Choices 2 – BBQ, Buffalo
Price  $16.00
Price Per Wing  $1.00
 Buffalo  Buffalo
(1 – 10) Scale Grill Boy’s Rating Companion’s Rating – Big Green English Teacher
Appearance  7  7
Smell  6  8
Temperature  6  6
Crispiness  6  4
Sauce Flavor  4  6
Size of Wings  5  5
Size of Order  5  5
Spice  6  7
Overall Taste  6.5  6
Bleu Cheese  0  3
Value  4  4
Overall Score  50.5%  57%
Overall Comments They are pandering to an audience that has had too many beers before and after Red Sox Games, wings are just ok enough to call them wings but over all not impressive.  The Blue Cheese was awful.
Bleu Cheese n/a
Value
Overall Score
Overall Comments They were ok to try but I probably wont buy them again.

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Buff’s Pub of Newton

Wings Place Name Buff’s Pub
Address 317 Washington St, Newton, MA 02458
Website  www.buffspubofnewton.com
Date Ordered June 22, 2011
Number of Sauce Choices  (10) Buffalo Mild, Buffalo Medium, Buffalo Hot, Buffalo Extra Hot, BBQ, Honey BBQ, Spicey BBQ, Spicey Teriyaki, Chipolte
Price  Half $8.95 Full $12.95
Price Per Wing  $0.89  Honey Hot
?????
(1 – 10) Scale Grill Boy’s Rating Companion’s Rating – The Drunk Pal
Appearance 7 8
Smell 8.5 9.5
Temperature 7 8.5
Crispiness 7.5 9
Sauce Flavor 9 10
Size of Wings 6 8.5
Size of Order 9 9
Spice 8 9
Overall Taste 9 9.5
Bleu Cheese 7
Value 9 9 for Bleu Cheese8.5 for value
Overall Score 78% 90%
Overall Comments  So to be honest Grill Boy really can not remember this time and just found the random tally sheet in his iPhone….so dont put a lot of stock in this rating of Buff’s

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Hurricane O’Reilly’s – Boston


Wings Place Name Hurricane O’Reilly’s
Address 150 Canal Street

Boston, MA 02114-1805

Phone: (617) 722-0161

Website http://www.hurricaneoreillysboston.com/
Date Ordered June 25, 2012
Number of Sauce Choices 5 – Buffalo, honey hot, Asian Sesame, chipotle BBQ or Cajun spices
Price $7.99
Price Per Wing
Buffalo
(1 – 10) Scale Grill Boy’s Rating
Appearance 4 – Neon Orange
Smell 3
Temperature 9
Crispiness 3.5
Sauce Flavor 5
Size of Wings 5
Size of Order 8
Spice 5
Overall Taste 7
Bleu Cheese 0
Value 7
Overall Score 49.5
Overall Comments If you are around the Boston Garden and really want some wings these are a fairly good value.  Grill Boy will point out that the service wasn’t that great and Baker Girl needed to handle all of the paying of the bills because Grill Boy stormed out when the waitress wasn’t able to tell the table what they owed because the computers went down and the staff had an attitude that it wasn’t there fault.  Now Grill Boy is a reasonable man but it certainly wasn’t his fault the computers died so how is it his responsibility when he is being served to know the prices and taxes for everything?

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Wicked Fire Kissed Pizza – Dedham

Wings Place Name Wicked Fire Kissed Pizza
Address 660 Legacy Place
Dedham MA 02026
781-326-9100
Website http://www.wickedrestaurant.com/
Date Ordered August 2, 2011
Number of Sauce Choices 1 – Honey BBQ
Price  $8.50
Price Per Wing  $0.85
 Honey BBQ
(1 – 10) Scale Grill Boy’s Rating Companion’s Rating (Fitness Glutton-Grill Boy’s Co-Worker)
Appearance  9 the looked amazing  9
Smell  6  7
Temperature  9 service was on their game  10
Crispiness  6  7
Sauce Flavor  6 needs more sauce  6.5
Size of Wings  5  7
Size of Order  6  9
Spice  3  6
Overall Taste  5 little dry and bland  6
Bleu Cheese  0 at first but after it was 7after we asked for it to be served
Value  7  7
Overall Score  55%…+ 10% extra = 65%  67.6%
Overall Comments So in fairness to what was actually served it was not a buffalo wing and it is a REALLY good pizza joint and the wings were an ok appetizers and really it was just compulsion at this point to rate the wings there.  They were ok and the price wasn’t terrible.  They should get BIG time extra points for serving wet naps with the wings. They look great but not so much a great taste sort of had a banana taste.  The blue cheese was fresh and home made, or at least it seemed so.  The burger slider was much better and you could order just one which was great.

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Baseball Tavern – Fenway

Wings Place Name Baseball Tavern – Fenway
Address 1270 Boylston St.
Boston, Ma 02215
Website http://www.thebaseballtavern.com/
Date Ordered September 10, 2011
Number of Sauce Choices 2 – Buffalo & Honey Dijon
Price $8.00
Price Per Wing $0.66
Buffalo
(1 – 10) Scale Grill Boy’s Rating
Appearance 7
Smell 6
Temperature 4
Crispiness 3
Sauce Flavor 4
Size of Wings 5
Size of Order 8
Spice 7
Overall Taste 5
Bleu Cheese 2
Value 7.5
Overall Score 58.5%
Overall Comments There were pretty good not anything amazing the spice was OK left a little tingle on the lips after but not a legendary fire-alarm.  There was a tremendous number of wings though there had to be 12 or more until Grill boy knocked them onto the floor….sad day but they were a great weing to watch football to.  wful.

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Coolidge Corner Clubhouse – Brookline


Wings Place Name Coolidge Corner Clubhouse
Address 307A-309 Harvard StreetBrookline, MA 02446
Website http://www.thecoolidgecornerclubhouse.com
Date Ordered September 16, 2011
Number of Sauce Choices 3 – Buffalo, Teriyaki & BBQ
Price $10.99
Price Per Wing $1.37
Buffalo
(1 – 10) Scale Grill Boy’s Rating
Appearance 8.75  LOOK GREAT
Smell 9 – “Smells like burning” 🙂
Temperature 4 – Wing is warm tip is cold
Crispiness 3
Sauce Flavor 3 – It was ok to start but as the wings got colder the flavor died out….which was strange and NO it wasn’t because grill boy had too many beers
Size of Wings 11- THE WHOLE WING!
Size of Order 10
Spice 9 to start….but it died as it got cold and there was SO much to eat and it took a while to eat a whole wing that it quickly got cold so the spice suffered….overall the spice get a 7
Overall Taste 3 – It was just spice to start and then once that was gone it was just chicken, not a ton of flavor
Bleu Cheese 6
Value 7.5
Overall Score 58.5%
Overall Comments There is a reason that no one serves wings as the WHOLE wing it is Damn hard to eat.  You have to break the parts up in your hands while they are hot and spice so you have spice and temperature actually working against you on this one.  The Coolidge Corner Clubhouse has one of THE LARGEST MENUS in Boston, which can be VERY overwhelming.  But if you go you MUST MUST MUST get the soft pretzels with their honey mustard, that is really where it is at.  Skip the wings.  While they Look amazing it really just just a pain in the ass.

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Synder’s Of Hanover – Hot Buffalo Wing Pretzels




Wings Place Name Snyder’s Buffalo Pretzels
Address
Website http://www.snydersofhanover.com/
Date Ordered September 28, 2011
Number of Sauce Choices 1 – Hot Buffalo Wing
Price $4.99
Price Per Wing n/A
Buffalo
(1 – 10) Scale Grill Boy’s Rating
Appearance 4
Smell 5 mostly a vinegar smell
Temperature n/a
Crispiness 10
Sauce Flavor 3
Size of Wings 6
Size of Order 8
Spice 2
Overall Taste 5 a hint of buffalo sauce and then a nice pretzel but be careful of the all flavor power nuggets with no pretzel in them those are like eating a flavor packet of ramen without the noodles….YAY sodium
Bleu Cheese n/a
Value
Overall Score
Overall Comments They were ok to try but I probably wont buy them again.

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Roggies – Cleveland Circle, Brighton

Wings Place Name Roggies
Address
356 Chestnut Hill Avenue
Brighton, MA 02135-7773

(617) 713-0555

Website http://www.roggies.com/
Date Ordered October 1, 2011
Number of Sauce Choices 5 – Hot, Mild, Honey Mustard, BBQ & Teriyaki
Price $9.95
Price Per Wing $0.76 (they do $0.50 a wing happy hour specials sometimes)
Mild Buffalo
(1 – 10) Scale Grill Boy’s Rating  Companion’s Rating – The Maryland Dagger
Appearance 7  7
Smell 4  8
Temperature 6  8
Crispiness 4  7
Sauce Flavor 6  6
Size of Wings 4  6
Size of Order 7  10
Spice 6  7
Overall Taste 7  7
Bleu Cheese 8
Value 8  9 for Bleu Cheese8 for value
Overall Score 59%  75%
Overall Comments They where pretty decent and the bar just has some good vibes for BC people so Grill Boy will no doubt eat them again.  Not the greatest but solid performance they have lots of sauce options and they serve celery and carrots which is good because back in college baker girl would order just the sauce and the veggies becuase she wont eat wings.
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2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 2, 2011 4:12 pm

    Love it!! Can’t wait to see your results so we know where to go (& and I have two suggestions for you…)

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