After receiving good press on my “wing project” in Time Magazine and Asylum, Metromix New York, a local entertainment guide, reached out to me for an interview and photoshoot. For the shoot, they asked me to pick the location and said they would buy me an order of wings. I chose Croxley Ales in New York City’s East Village because it’s my favorite wing joint in the city.
The shoot was great and so were the wings. I dialed up one order of medium, which is 12 wings. I ate 10 and the photographer ate 2. We had a lot of fun with the shoot and took some really cool pics, including a shot of my head on the bar, in food coma with sauce all over my face and mouth open. They didn’t use it for the article, but trust me, it’s awesome. If I get my hands on it, I’ll post it.
Anyways, the medium wings were good as always. Croxley’s never disappoints.
2011 Wing Count: 69
Rating: 4.5 Tums
It was around 3pm Thursday when I started getting the meat sweats in my Times Square cubicle. I was going through wing withdrawal. No need to call a doctor, I know this feeling way too well. I haven’t consumed a wing since Tuesday. Yes, I have a problem. Anyways, I started asking my co-workers if they wanted to hit up Croxley Ales in New York City’s East Village after work. No takers. Then, I got an AIM from my buddy Andy, reading “bogizz” (That’s what he calls me – long story). I knew Andy wasn’t a wing freak like me but he does like to tip ’em back and I hadn’t seen him in 3 weeks, so I extended the invitation. He accepted, but he was going to be a little late because he had to finish up some loose ends at work.
I arrived at Croxley Ales, which has been my go-to wing joint in the city since I discovered it 3 years ago. On Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays they offer .10 cent wings. Sauces include, mild, medium, hot, and BBQ. While the wings aren’t the meatiest, they are pretty damn tasty for .10 cents. The sauces are killer, too. It’s also a great place to watch football on Sundays as they have a TV for every game and the wings are .20 cents all day. Tip: get there early and make sure your posse is with you because they will not seat you until your entire party is there. That night I ended up ordering 12 mild wings and finishing them before Andy arrived – they were that good and possibly the meatiest batch I’ve ever got from there.
If you live in the city, you’ve probably heard of Croxley’s. If not, definitely check it out. If you’re a football fan, definitely go for a game. If you’re an out of towner with a wing problem, put this on the top of your NYC checklist right next to the Statue of Liberty.
2011 Wing Count – 38
Rating: 4.5 Tums