Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Not long after moving to Brooklyn I did a Google search for boneless wings. The name that jumped out at me the most was a saloon called Mudville 9. It's just across the river in Manhattan. A couple of times I walked across the Brooklyn Bridge with an idea to perhaps eat at Mudville 9, but both times I decided to go elsewhere.
But not long ago Elizabeth asked me to go to a shop in SoHo with her. I said sure, as long as we could get boneless wings first. I was craving them that day, and that sounded good to her, so we took the subway to Chambers Street and walked three blocks to the restaurant.
(There is also something called a "Wing Ding": unlimited wings, fries, and pitchers of beer for two hours. There is a six-person minimum - which is double the number of friends I have in New York City; triple if you don't count my cat - so I doubt I'll be trying it, but it sounds like fun.)
"So get one," Elizabeth said.
"Well, on a day like today that first one will go down too fast, and then I will need a second, and next thing you know I'm not wanting to go to SoHo, I'm rationalizing my need to sit here and watch fencing."
Now, I like a hotter flavor than this, and if I had been by myself I would have ordered the next level up, the "Buffalo WOW" flavor. (There is also a Buffalo Super WOW.) But Elizabeth doesn't like the heat quite as much as I do, so we stayed with this medium level, and we both really liked it.
I liked Mudville 9. For restaurant food, it wasn't anything I would call particularly good, but as I mentioned, it seems like more of a bar than a restaurant. And by those standards, the food was quite good. It was reasonably priced (I think the bill was 26 bucks) and I liked the atmosphere: dark wood, plenty of TVs, and an impressive beer list. I don't think I will be back specifically to eat here - there are thousands of restaurants in this city; I don't need to return to a place unless I love it - but I can definitely see myself returning for a cold beer or two.
Posted by JustinM at 10:00 AM