Atomic Fail

After a disastrous outing at Nice Guy Eddie’s that left me on the pooper for 24 hours, I was ready to get back out there and add to my wing count. Still a bit sore from a day’s worth of digestive fail, I decided it was in my best interest to order in – just in case my bowels decided to act up. Ugh.

I picked up the phone and called Atomic Wings, a popular franchise in New York City, whose wings come fresh from Buffalo. Their menu is paradise for wing lovers like myself, offering thirteen sauces (Mild, Medium, Hot, Abusive, Nuclear, Suicidal, BBQ, Honey Mustard, Teriyaki, Jerk BBQ, Sweet & Tangy, Garlic Parmesan, Chipotle BBQ).

I played it safe, steered clear of hot sauce, and ordered 10 medium, 10 honey mustard, and a side of waffle fries with cheese and gravy (why not).

I waited, and waited, and waited some more… 45 minutes after placing my order, no wings. I called Atomic and they said the delivery guy was on his way. 10 minutes later, these guys arrived…


Honey mustard…


My cholesterol was cool with it, but I wasn’t. I picked up the phone and informed them of their mistake. 5 minutes later, the delivery guy showed up with the waffle fries. He left, I opened the box – no cheese and gravy! I called back and was put on hold for 15 minutes. Finally, the manager got on the phone, apologized, and told me they were sending someone right away with cheese and gravy waffle fries. At this point, I could care less about the cheese and gravy waffle fries. My wings were getting cold. It was time to dig in.

I started with medium. Short and stocky, they were absolutely meat-iful. We fell in love at first bite. The skin was soft and silky, and the meat itself was tender but still required some effort to pull off the bone – just how I like it. For medium, they had some kick and the sauce was plentiful. My fingers were a mess by the time I was done.

On to honey mustard. They were a clone of the medium wings, but had twice the sauce. The sauce itself was sweet and thick. I liked it!

After finishing off all 20 wings, I was in serious food coma, so I went straight to bed. The next morning I woke up and shook my head at the mess of bones in my living room, realizing Atomic Wings never brought my cheese and gravy waffle fries!

I really enjoyed the wings, but they really, really messed up my order. Not cool.

If you’re in NYC and looking for a good wing and variety of sauces to pick from, check out Atomic Wings. Just make sure to verify your order is correct before the delivery guy leaves.

2011 Wing Count: 307
Sauce: Medium, Honey Mustard
Rating: 3 Tums

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