Original Buffalo Wings, in San Mateo, is a hole-in-the-wall in the downtown district. Very plain on the inside. This isn't a deciding factor, I've been to some great hole-in-the-wall places. Sadly, this wasn't one of them. They have a pretty wide selection on their menu: Wings, Burgers, Salads, Sandwiches, and even Vegetarian options.
We decided on the Bucket o' Wings (50 wings and 2 large sides). We split the sauce between Spicy and BBQ. Little did we know their spicy is bland compared to Tobasco Sauce. Our two sides? French Fries and Large Chips. The Large Chips are homemade potato chips, sliced thick and fried. They were the best part of the meal. There was an disproportionate amount of wings to drumettes (9 to 1). There are an equal amount on the chicken, why wasn't their an equal amount in my order.
Oh wait, we ordered appetizers too, fried mushrooms and jalapeño poppers. I didn't try the mushrooms, I left those for the guys. I tried the poppers. I'm a sucker for cream cheese stuffed jalapeños. These didn't live up to the expectation, let's just say that the oil in that fryer was definitely old.
Needless to say, I was disappointed and apologized to the guys for suggesting this place.
|Large Chips - The BEST part of the meal|
|Nothing like frying in old oil|
|Spicy (left), BBQ (right)|