Month: February 2014

The Silvertone Bar & Grill (Downtown)

Rochester WingsThe Silvertone Bar & Grill is a hidden gem located in a retro-cool subterranean space on Bromfield Street near Downtown Crossing.  The restaurant is known for its sumptuous comfort classics such as bacon macaroni and cheese and meatloaf with mashed potatoes.

On the menu, The Silvertone lists only two chicken wing flavors; Buffalo and Rochester, exploiting what is perhaps the most storied, yet unknown chicken wing rivalry known to man. The ever popular Buffalo flavor paired up against the underdog and fellow New York state rival the Rochester wing.

The Rochester sauced chicken wings at The Silvertone are perhaps some of the best we’ve ever had. The large, meaty and tender wings are sauced liberally in the tangy, salty, and sweet Rochester sauce invoking that 5th flavor umami to our chicken wing loving palates.  To top off the experience, the large portion of house-made blue cheese sauce served alongside tastes absolutely divine on the wing, on a stick of celery, or the tip of your finger.

We highly recommend stopping by The Silvertone Bar & Grill for a meal or late night wings and drinks, you certainly won’t leave hungry or disappointed.

Rating: 5/5

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New Golden Gate (Chinatown)

As it was recently Chinese New Year, it was only appropriate for us to hit up one of our favorite spots in Chinatown for some late night. New Golden Gate is a no frills Chinese restaurant with endless menu options from your typical General Tso’s chicken to the more obscure fried pork intestines (we don’t just eat wings!). However for this review, we will stick with what we know best; this week, it’s the Chinese chicken wing.

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For those of you who are unfamiliar with traditional Chinese chicken wings, they are as plain (and fried) as wings can get and these wings were no different.

Overall, the flavor was lacking and nothing to write home about. On the bright side, the wings had decent size and the meat was relatively fresh. However, at the end of the day, we would recommend trying other items on the menu if you ever end up stumbling into Chinatown at 2am on a Saturday night.

Rating: 2/5

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On The Hill Tavern (Somerville)

Located on Broadway in Magoun Sq. Somerville, On The Hill Tavern is an unassuming sports bar with arcade games, big TVs, and a dynamite selection of chicken wings. It’s a no-frills place to come after a long day to relax, drink some beer, watch the game, and enjoy killer chicken wings.Image

When you come to On The Hill, you have no choice but to get the wing and pitcher special. It’d be like going to the Vatican without saying hey to the Pope. You get a pitcher of beer and a large order of the wings of your choice for only $20.

Men of Wings can’t say enough about the delicious Bourbon sauced chicken wings at On The Hill. They’re deliciously fried wings, coated in a tangy, sweet, vinegary Bourbon sauce and then fired on the grill until they’re crispy and delicious. The meat is moist and tender on the inside while the skin stays nice and crisp on the outside. We’ve consistently had some of the best chicken wings at Tavern, so choose your favorite sauce and be prepared to have some of the best chicken wings we’ve been able to find anywhere.

Rating: 5/5

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