|Not very inviting|
Omaha, NE 68127
A few weeks ago, the Omaha World Herald assembled a few people to taste test wings places around town to determine which one served the best in Omaha. Hey, wait? Didn't HitThatDive already do that a few weeks before the OWH article? Why, yes...yes we did.
After reading the entire long, and slightly confusing article, I walked away with two thoughts. 1) Come on Sarah Baker Hansen, would a brief "shout-out" to the number one wing review site in town really have killed you? (Google: Best wings in Omaha and see what comes up first). And, 2) if I read the piece correctly, are the wings at a place called the Buffalo Company really the best in Omaha, as I think the article finally eluded to? Well then, for the first time in my life I am going to heed the advice of a fine dining and occasional fashion reporter and make a trip to try "Omaha's Best Buffalo Wings".
|30 minutes in the making!|
Just wondering out loud here, but if the dining area looks like a rodent's wet dream...what does the kitchen look like? If you indeed sell beer like your website says, you might want to make that obvious to your customers by you know, having it visible OR having a sign that says we sell beer. I just saw that on your website now. After sitting for half an hour in place that seemed intent on either making me sad, or pissing me off, a fine young lad toted my order out from the kitchen. No celery. No blue cheese. No extra plate for the bones. Three words came to mind WTF!
Crispy: No doubt that they were crispy, but they were somehow oddly crispy. Someone on a HTD Facebook post wrote that the wings here reminded them of beef jerky...I though they had more of a pork rind crunch going on. The few that were spared from the sauce were on the chewy side, but most definitely not under cooked. Not sure what else to say on this one. I know, I'll say something positive...they were not under cooked! Nicely done Buffalo Company.
|Coated in grease|
Extras: No celery. No blue cheese. No extra plate. And those are just for starters. This place is horribly over-priced for what it is, and serves arguably the messiest, most sloppy wings I have even eaten. I went to take a picture of one wing, and was disgusted by just how much grease soaked through the paper towel in less than 30 seconds (and I am not easily grossed out). I lost count of how many paper towels I needed just to try and keep my hands relatively "authentic buffalo sauce" free. Even my cell phone received collateral damage from the grease that dripped off of one wing as I was trying to shove it into my mouth before it potentially dripped all over my pants.
Final Thoughts: For the first time in a LONG time, I didn't even finish my order of 10 wings and happily dumped them where they belonged...in the garbage. Five hours after eating there and I was still belching up the remnants of the Buffalo Company wings as I watched the Pittsburgh Penguins get slaughtered by the New York Rangers which only compounded the misery of my evening. Clearly this is the last time I take advise on where to eat wings that isn't from a fat guy!
Final Score: 16 out of a possible 50. 16??? The previous low score was 34 at Tanner's.
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|Waiter there's a wing in my soup|