Wing-Off 13 – The Final 4, Part 2 – Wogie’s vs. Lansdowne Road

From the same people that bring you Burger Conquest, we bring you the New York City Wing-Off. A crew of men on a search for the best wing in NYC. Wing-Off judges solely on quality of the Medium and Hot wings only. Service, ambiance, beverage selection, price and other menus have no factor but they sure do count for a good time! Also, NO WOMEN ALLOWED!!

In January of 2007, 2 men had an argument over where to get the best hot wings in New York City. The debate grew intense and while an audience watched, they agreed to battle it out, wing vs. wing, to see who was right. Some rules were established, some friends were invited and some wings were eaten. In the end, everyone had so much fun that we decided to do it again, and again and again. Thus, the NYC Wing-Off was born.

After 3 and half years of eating delicious wings, we decided it was time to crown a champion. 4 of the top Wing-Off winners were picked to battle it out for the top spot. Bar-Coastal defeated Croxley Ale house to make it into the semi-finals. But before we could get to that, 2 other Wing-Off faves had to face each other to determine who Bar-Coastal would face.

WING-OFF 13: Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

WOGIE’S vs. LANSDOWNE ROAD
– The Final 4, Part 2

Wogie’s
http://www.wogies.com/
39 Greenwich Ave
(btwn Charle’s & Perry)
New York, NY 10014

Lansdowne Road
www.lansdowneroadnyc.com
599 10th Ave (Btwn 43rd and 44th St)
New York, NY 10036-3008

WOGIE’S

Wogie’s squeaked past the Town Tavern in what was a close victory to win Wing-Off 7. Their Philly style eatery is parked in the West Village and although cheesesteaks are their claim to fame, they make some damn fine wings. As it was a nice spring day, we took a seat outside on the sidewalk and placed our order for Mediums, Hots and also the Wogie’s specialty wing, the Salt and Pepper.

With several of us still dusting off cobwebs from Wing-Off 12 and the 12 hour party that followed, only the day before beers were not only in order, they were needed. A few frothy bevs were sucked down before Wogie’s delivered the wings. Oh Wogie’s. How do you do it? How do you make such delicious, hot, crispy wings? The sauce is good and the wings are meaty. The difference in heat between Medium and Hot could’ve been more distinct but regardless, these are great Hot Wings. The Salt and Pepper are really unique and although simple, they are quite delicious. Our server suggested we dip them in the Hot sauce and we tried it, we realized what great advice she had given.

LANSDOWNE ROAD

Wogie’s, indeed had a very strong showing but they had to face our first champion, Lansdowne Road. Lansdowne Road serves Scruffy Duffy’s wings and for those that know the story, Scruffy’s are the wings that started the Wing-Off argument. Scruffy’s eventually was forced to close and their sister bar, Lansdowne Road began to serve them. In fact, we even retired Lansdowne Road’s wings after Wing-Off 5, as it seemed they could not be beaten. Today, the title would be challenged.

Scruff Duffy’s Wings are no joke son!! They’re the perfect size, cooked just right, crispy on the outside, yet moist under the skin and the flavors, oh the flavors!! The Scruffy Duffy’s wing sauce is one of the most original out there. No hints of Frank’s Red Hot here, these are made from scratch. The Hots are hot and the Mediums are a true medium. Truth be told, you can not go wrong with the wings at Lansdowne Road.

WING-OFF 13 OFFICIAL WINNER – DECLARED A DRAW!
Honestly, it was just too close to call. Both Wogie’s and Lansdowne Road make killer wings and truly deserve a chance at the top spot. That means Wing-Off 14 will be Bar-Coastal vs. Wogie’s vs. Lansdowne Road. I hope our stomachs can handle it!

WING-OFF HISTORICAL

WING-OFF 1
January 28, 2007
Scruffy Duffy’s vs. Atomic at Down the Hatch
WINNER: SCRUFFY DUFFYS

Scruffy Duffy’s
www.scruffyduffys.com
743 Eighth Avenue
(between 46th & 47th)
New York, NY 10036

Atomic at Down the Hatch
http://www.nycbestbar.com/downthehatch/
179 W. 4th St
New York, NY

WING-OFF 2
June 3rd, 2007
Scruffy Duffy’s vs Blondie’s
WINNER: SCRUFFY DUFFYS

Scruffy Duffy’s
www.scruffyduffys.com
Scruffy Duffy’s 743 Eighth Avenue
(between 46th & 47th)
New York, NY 10036

Blondies’s
www.blondiessports.com
212 W 79th St
(Between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway)
New York, NY 10024-6225

WING-OFF 3
September 11, 2007
Mudville 9
http://www.mudville9.com/
126 Chambers St
(Btwn Church and W.Broadway)
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 964-WING

WING-OFF 4
January 20, 2008
Scruffy Duffy’s at Lansdowne Road vs. Texas Arizona
WINNER by disqualification, SCRUFFY DUFFYS

Lansdowne Road
www.lansdowneroadnyc.com
599 10th Ave (Btwn 43rd and 44th St)
New York, NY 10036-3008

WING-0FF 5
June 27, 2008
Lansdowne Road vs. Croxley Ale House vs. 1-2-3 Burger Shot Beer
WINNER: SCRUFFY DUFFYS

Lansdowne Road
www.lansdowneroadnyc.com
599 10th Ave (Btwn 43rd and 44th
St)
New York, NY 10036-3008

Croxley Ale House
www.croxley.com
28 Avenue B
New York, NY

123 Burger Shot Beer
www.123burgershotbeer.com
738 10th Avenue
New York, NY

WING-OFF 6
October 6th, 2008
Scruffy’s Retirement Party at Lansdowne Road

Lansdowne Road
www.lansdowneroadnyc.com
599 10th Ave (Btwn 43rd and 44th St)
New York, NY 10036-3008

WING-OFF 7
TOWN TAVERN vs. WOGIE’S
WINNER; WOGIE’S

Town Tavern
http://www.towntavernnyc.com/
134 West 4th St
(at MacDougal)
New York, NY 10012

Wogie’s
http://www.wogies.com/
39 Greenwich Ave
(btwn Charles & Perry)
New York, NY 10014

WING-OFF 8
BLIND TIGER ALE HOUSE vs. THUNDER JACKSONS
WINNER; Both DQ!

Blind Tiger Ale House
http://blindtigeralehouse.com/
281 Bleecker St (@ Jones St)
New York, NY

Thunder Jackson’s
http://www.thunderjackson.com
169 Bleecker St (@ Sullivan St)
New York, NY 10012

WING-OFF 9
Tuesday, August 4th
Johnny Utah’s VS. Point Break (formerly Nation)
WINNER: POINT BREAK
EX-PRESIDENTIAL RUBBER MASKS ENCOURAGED!

Johnny Utah’s
www.johnnyutahs.com
25 W 51st St (Between 5th and 6th Aves)
New York, NY 10019-6902
(212) 265-8824

Point Break
http://pointbreaknyc.com/
12 W 45th St (Between 5th and 6th Aves)
New York, NY 10036-4202
(212) 391-8053

WING-OFF 10
Saturday, November 21st, 2009
Bar-Coastal vs. Brother Jimmy’s BBQ vs. The Back Page Sports Bar
WINNER: BAR-COASTAL

Bar-Coastal
www.barcoastal.com
1495 1st Ave (at 78th St)
New York, NY 10075-1355
(212) 288-6635

Brother Jimmy’s BBQ
www.brotherjimmys.com
1485 2nd Ave (at 77TH St)
New York, NY 10075-2001
(212) 288-0999

The Back Page Sports Bar
http://newyork.citysearch.com/profile/7175125/new_york_ny/the_back_page.htm
1472 3rd Ave (Btwn 83rd and 84th)
New York, NY 10028-1967
(212) 570-5800

WING-OFF 11
Sunday, February 28th, 2010
The Wing Bar vs.Bonnie’s Grill
WINNER: BONNIE’S GRILL

The Wing Bar
http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-wing-bar-brooklyn
275 Smith St (between Degraw St & Sackett St)
Brooklyn, NY 11231

Bonnie’s Grill
http://brooklyn.citysearch.com/profile/7356065/brooklyn_ny/bonnie_s_grill.html
278 5th Ave (1st Street)
Brooklyn, NY 11215

WING-OFF 12
Saturday, May 22nd, 2010
The Final 4, Part 1 – Bar-Coastal vs. Croxley Ales
WINNER; BAR-COASTAL

Bar-Coastal
www.barcoastal.com
1495 1st Ave (at 78th St)
New York, NY 10075-1355
(212) 288-6635

Croxley Ale House
www.croxley.com
28 Avenue B
New York, NY
212-253-6140

WING-OFF 13
Sunday, May 23rd, 2010
The Final 4, Part 2 – Wogie’s vs. Lansdowne Road
WINNER; DECLARED A DRAW

Wogie’s
http://www.wogies.com/
39 Greenwich Ave
(btwn Charles & Perry)
New York, NY 10014

Lansdowne Road
www.lansdowneroadnyc.com
599 10th Ave (Btwn 43rd and 44th St)
New York, NY 10036-3008

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One Response to Wing-Off 13 – The Final 4, Part 2 – Wogie’s vs. Lansdowne Road

  1. Adam Poch says:

    DAMN – so sorry I missed lucky #13 but I will be there to judge the finale!!!

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