WING-OFF 9: TUESDAY, AUGUST 4th, 2009
– Johnny Utah’s vs. Point Break
25 W 51st St (Between 5th and 6th Aves)
New York, NY 10019-6902
12 W 45th St (Between 5th and 6th Aves)
New York, NY 10036-4202
With the obvious Patrick Swayze theme of this event, WING-OFF is VERY proud to announce that is has become a charity event to benefit cancer research! All participants are required to donate money to join in Wing-Off. All donations from this event will be going to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
On this event in particular, the gentlemen of Wing-Off raised $110 in donations;
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and with out further adieu...WINGS!!!
Located in Rockefeller Center where “The Today Show,” “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,” and “30 Rock,” “Saturday Night Live,” and more are all filmed, Johnny Utah’s provides locals and tourists with an option for South Western themed food, drink and fun. It’s one of 2 places in Manhattan with a mechanical bull, if you are into being bucked by a Bronc. With wings advertised as “Wings Done Right,” there was a lot of anticipation to suck down a couple dozen of them. Our very friendly waitress got us set up with some beers and before you knew it, 36 wings descended upon the table.
We tore into them and within only a few minutes, all 3 dozen were gone. The wings were meaty but had little to no heat or flavor to offer. To be completely honest, we have had worse but we have definitely had better too. As a side note, the Hush Puppies were so good that we placed a 2nd order. The Creole Mini Meatballs tasted like balls of taco meat. I wouldn’t suggest them.
The 12 of us walked the 6 blocks over to Point Break, formerly known as Nation excited to know we would be trying the food out before their grand opening. We weren’t half-way thru our first drinks when plate after plate of wings started arriving on the table. A+ for effort was earned! Point Break brought us out 3 kinds of wings; Hot, Hickory BBQ and the winner of the bunch, deep fried wings with a chilled chipotle marinara style gravy. The wings were cooked to a perfect crisp and had to be dipped before eating. The sauce had a subtle start before turning spciy and then leaving a lingering burn.
Kyle and I went to say hello and thank you to the chef and that’s when a Wing-Off first took place. The chef asked if we wanted to create our own sauce for him to serve! With a few suggested basics; Frank’s Red Hot, Crushed Red Pepper, Black Pepper, Diced Jalapenos and Cilantro, we asked the chef to take any artistic liberty he needed as he had not disappointed yet. We dubbed them the “Don’t Stop Believin'” wings and dug in. He served them dip style like the chipotle and although good, nothing was going to beat the chipotle dipping wings.
WING-OFF 9 OFFICIAL WINNER – POINT BREAK!
This date in particular was chosen to celebrate a Happy Burgerthday to Wing-Offer Rob!