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#1 Daniel

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Posted 31 March 2016 - 01:04 PM

We have been going here since we moved to Brooklyn about 8 years ago.. Miss K loves buffalo wings and this place has been consistently her favorite place..  When she is asked where she would like to go for dinner, it's either here or some expensive Sushi Place..  I like that she likes here more..  

 

It's a sports bar or Irish Bar type vibe inside.. There is a long wooden bar in the front, there are booths in the back, along with some video games and scattered tables.. It reminds me of those after work hook up bars in Midtown Manhattan that I am so happy to have long been absent from.  But, anyway, she loves it.. 

 

 

So, it's dark, loud and by the time we are finished eating, the room is loud and we normally are privy to a table of drunken girls screaming at the top of their lungs..  Last night, my favorite over heard quote was a guy describing taking a "deuce" in a steamy bathroom.. It's a lot of fun..  But, she is unaware of everything that is happening and is content with eating her wings and her wedge salad.  

 

We found this place after doing a search for Brooklyn's Best Wings or Burger or something.. In my opinion, it has neither.. We have long abandoned ordering the burger..  The wings are just Frank's Red Hot Sauce with butter.. They often even come soggy.. We specifically have to order them crispy or, they come pre-fried and soggy..  Last night we forgot and they were soggy.. 

 

The rest of the menu, which is really small reads like a typical bar. Irish Nachos (fries), Regular Nachos, wedge salad, chili, burger, pimento cheese, a fried chicken sandwich and chicken fingers..  That is pretty much it.  

 

We ordered 20 wings, a wedge salad and their chili.. 

 

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Nothing too exciting..  The chili was watery, the wings were soggy, the wedge salad was just ok..  Miss K was super happy.. It's a relaxed vibe.  Would be an ok enough spot to go to with friends to watch a sport or something. But, really, unless your daughter is asking to go here, I would say there is very little reason to go. 


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Posted 31 March 2016 - 01:32 PM

i thought this was going to be about a whisky store.


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Posted 31 March 2016 - 01:32 PM

Nostalgia is a powerful seasoning. Great post, thanks for sharing. I remember people talking up their burger years ago, but haven't heard much in a while. Why'd you give up on ordering it?



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Posted 31 March 2016 - 01:40 PM

Nostalgia is a powerful seasoning. Great post, thanks for sharing. I remember people talking up their burger years ago, but haven't heard much in a while. Why'd you give up on ordering it?

 

Gave up on ordering it because it's just not good.. I was sitting in the place last night and Miss A was like, "ok, just say it, just say it"  And I said, my usual rant,  I just don't understand how restaurants can serve bad food.. I just don't get it.. I mean, you are a restaurant, granted they are a bar too but, that is one of your two functions.  Anyway, yeh, the burgers are not good. Miss A had one wing, I had 5 wings, a little salad and couple of spoons of chili and we called it a night.. 

 

I am passed the point of just sticking crap into my face hole.. If it's not good, I would rather skip a meal and keep the calories in the bank. 


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#5 Wilfrid

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Posted 31 March 2016 - 02:22 PM

I came here because the burger was scoring high on some list or other, but it's not worth traveling for.  Yeah, a very loud, busy pub.  If that's what you want.

 

ETA: I just reminded myself--square patties!

 

(W)hat really distinguishes this sandwich from the chain burgers it references? The patties are thin, cooked medium-well without exception, the American cheese is bland (you can switch it up for a dollar more). The salad is fresh and piled high, and there's nothing wrong with the sandwich--except that it costs $12 (a lot more than Wendy's), and that it's in a best New York burger contest.

 



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Posted 31 March 2016 - 02:51 PM

i thought this was going to be about a whisky store.

 

Me too.



#7 Neocon maudit

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Posted 31 March 2016 - 02:53 PM

Wings are a mystery to me.  My best friend is the sort of person who gets his Polaroid posted on a wall of shame for eating N of the maximum-heat wings.  On the other hand, he dines at places like Per Se and the French Laundry.  I suspect he prefers good wings.



#8 Wilfrid

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Posted 31 March 2016 - 02:57 PM

It's a specialist whisky bar, hence the name.  The list doesn't appear to be online.



#9 Daniel

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Posted 31 March 2016 - 03:00 PM

the wings I make are awesome.. I make a slice in the wing with a knife either along the humerus if it's a drum or I will make a slit between the two bones (radius and ulna) if it's a flat.  I will then stuff some blue cheese in between the two bones on a flat, or between the flesh and bone on the drum.. Then flour fry and sauce..  This is kind of cool because you then have a wing stuffed with blue cheese already, no dipping, no double dipping, no people being gross at a party..  These are always a big hit.  But, wings are so simple, it's a crime if they aren't good.. 


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Posted 31 March 2016 - 03:14 PM

Wings are a mystery to me.  My best friend is the sort of person who gets his Polaroid posted on a wall of shame for eating N of the maximum-heat wings.  On the other hand, he dines at places like Per Se and the French Laundry.  I suspect he prefers good wings.

 

It's fried chicken.. They are good enough but, I have never really been too into them before Miss K showed such interest. 


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#11 Wilfrid

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Posted 31 March 2016 - 03:21 PM

I don't have any problems with wings, except that I often wish they were drumsticks.  (Once they're off the chicken, anyway.)



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Posted 31 March 2016 - 03:42 PM

completely agree with daniel about the burger.

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Posted 31 March 2016 - 04:05 PM

The Dram Shop burger appears on Gothamist's Best Burgers list.  So does the burger at Jackson Hole.
 

I had the Jackson Hole burger only once. It was served to me at the Airline Diner out near LaGuardia airport. The diner itself is a classic building so I figured I couldn't go wrong. Yes, you can.

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It was like a case of demonic possession. Jackson Hole had inhabited the body of this beautiful old diner.

The burger itself is cooked on a griddle and steamed. The cook pops a steel dome over the burger to get it to cook fast. The result is this huge blob of gray, wet, flavorless meat. I've often said that it's hard to screw up a burger. Jackson Hole has mastered the technique.


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Posted 31 March 2016 - 04:20 PM

the wings I make are awesome.. I make a slice in the wing with a knife either along the humerus if it's a drum or I will make a slit between the two bones (radius and ulna) if it's a flat.  I will then stuff some blue cheese in between the two bones on a flat, or between the flesh and bone on the drum.. Then flour fry and sauce..  This is kind of cool because you then have a wing stuffed with blue cheese already, no dipping, no double dipping, no people being gross at a party..  These are always a big hit.  But, wings are so simple, it's a crime if they aren't good.. 

 

Are these available at Mekelburg's?

 

Buffalo wings are fried?  Are they also often baked?

 

My eyes still mix up the Jackson Hole diner with Jackson Diner.



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Posted 31 March 2016 - 04:29 PM

We don't have fryers at the shop and I do not like how baked wings come out.  Maybe 2.0 will have a fryer. 


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