January 4. The Sugar Bowl. Ohio State vs. Arkansas. Anyone who knows me knows I am a HUGE Ohio State sports fan, so I’ve been waiting for this day since November 27, when the Buckeys roughed up the Michigan Wolverines, 37-7. The Sugar Bowl called for a celebration. Where? Manny’s On Second (used to be called Blondies) in New York City’s Upper East Side. It is the city’s premiere Ohio State bar. You can find me there Saturdays in the fall, getting boozed and screaming O-H-I-O with other Buckeyes.
A bonus to the great sports atmosphere at Manny’s is their award-winning chicken wings. You can’t miss ’em. They are front and center on their menu:
Delicious, crispy deep-fried JUMBO chicken wings topped with your choice of wing sauce. Choice of sauce: BBQ, Honey BBQ, Honey Mustard, Teriyaki OR Buffalo flavor: Mild, Medium, Hot or Scorchin’ Comes with blue cheese, carrots and celery ($1 for extra)
I don’t know what awards they’ve won, but I’m not going to question their claims. These wings are to die for! Hands down one of the best wings I’ve ate in this city in my five years here.
That night, I ordered 20 medium wings, but only managed to scarf down 12 because my stomach hurt – not because of the wings (they were delicious as always), but because Ohio State almost fumbled away a 28-10 halftime lead. Luckily, the Buckeyes managed to hold on for a 31-26 victory. Sugar Bowl champs + my favorite wings = a solid night.
Buckeyes lover or hater, Manny’s wings are a must try for all wing lovers. Go get ’em!
2011 Wing Count – 26
Rating – 4 Tums