Buffalo Wild Wings - Lake Forest
I didn't plan to eat at Buffalo Wild Wings, but I did, and I liked it. It's everything that every American craves. It's fried. It's chicken. It's served in a dark room with multiple flat screens tuned to sports.
And on Boneless Thursdays, the boneless wings are discounted to 65 cents each, which again, I didn't plan on. But as a frugal American, a discounted fried chicken meal is better than one at full price.
But, as you know, "boneless wings" are a misnomer. They're just breast meat pieces, skinless, cut into nuggets, and covered in batter. No need to work your teeth around the bones (though, frankly, it isn't as much fun).
All that's required that you order in multiples of six for each saucing option, and oh yeah, a fork, lest you want your fingers all gunked up for no reason.
We took the Asian Zing, the Medium, the Honey BBQ, and the Parmesan Garlic, along with a basket of herb-dusted potato wedges, because if you're eating fried chicken, why not fried potatoes also.
The Asian Zing was shellacked in a tooth-rotting, diabetes-causing, overly-sweet syrup that apes the Orange Chicken from Panda Express, but what I suspect is bottled Thai chili sauce -- good, but in dire need of steamed rice. The Honey BBQ was similarly sugary, with a smoky finish, and went well with shoved mouthfuls of the salty potato wedges.
The Medium sauce tasted typically of wing sauce, vinegary, punctuated by Tabasco-y hotness. The Parmesan Garlic was tame, well-mannered, and looked weirdly white under the sauce -- my favorite since it actually tasted Italian...sort of. I ate it giddily, greedily, and guiltily, often forgetting the fact that what I was enjoying was a glorified McNugget.
Buffalo Wild Wings
23600 Rockfield Blvd.
Lake Forest, CA 92630
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