It’s been a bit since we did a decent food review eh? I guess we can say that a recent trip to the newly opened Buffalo Wild Wings on Ala Moana Boulevard inspired a brutha.
Buffalo Wild Wings first opened in Ohio back in 1982. Well, don’t take my word for it. Here’s the story straight from their menu:
“It started with two guys driven by hunger. The year was 1982. Jim Disbrow and Scott Lowery had recently transplanted to Kent, Ohio from Buffalo, New York. All was fine until one day they started craving wings. Not just any wings, but authentic Buffalo, New York-style Chicken wings. Problem was, there was nowhere to go. Hence the beginning of Buffalo Wild Wings (formerly known as bw-3) – the grill and bar that serves up a healthy dose of fun along with wings spun in signature Buffalo Wild Wing sauces. Over 25 years and millions of wings later, Buffalo Wild Wings Grill and Bar continues to grow.”
My first experience with B Dubbs was on a snowboarding trip to Colorado. My boy Bari swears by them after getting hooked in Pennsylvania. Our first attempt to check out the new one in Hawaii fell short. They weren’t open yet (good job Bari!). This was our second go. Enjoy the pics y’all!
Outside Buffalo Wild Wings Hawaii
The waiting area
We tried to go early so the wait wouldn’t be too bad, but even in the 4-5PM range, we had to wait a good 25 minutes. Expect to wait a while during these early days.
Inside Buffalo Wild Wings (faces blurred to protect the innocent 😛 )
Caribbean Jerk and Honey BBQ Boneless Buffalo Wings with Potato Wedges
The sauces go from mild to wild in this order:
* Sweet BBQ
* Parmesan Garlic
* Honey BBQ
* Spicy Garlic
* Pepper Infusion (coming soon)
* Desert Heat (coming soon)
* Asian Zing
* Caribbean Jerk
* Hot BBQ
* Mango Habanero
And the prices go like this:
6 Wings – $7.49
12 Wings – $11.99
18 Wings – $16.49
24 Wings – $21.99
50 Wings – $37.99
8 Boneless Wings – $9.99
12 Boneless Wings – $14.49
24 Boneless Wings – $27.99
50 Boneless Wings – $44.99
Here are the descriptions of the ones we tried: Caribbean Jerk: Red peppers you love, island spices you crave: An exotic, delicious sauce. Honey BBQ: A sweet, sassy sauce: Savor the flavor.
Asian Zing and Mango Habanero Boneless Buffalo Wings with Potato Wedges and Celery Stalks
Asian Zing: Sweet meets heat: A chili pepper, soy and ginger sauce. Mango Habanero: Feel the burn, savor the sweet: Two sensations, one sauce.
Close-up of the Caribbean Jerk Boneless Buffalo Wings
Bari’s “Hot” Boneless Buffalo Wings
Hot: Classic wing sauce: Delicious flavor, exhilarating heat.
Which led to this…
Bari either sweatin’ or cryin’. Not sure which. 8)
The Buffalo Chicken Flatbread
BWW is also known for their Flatbreads. We got their most popular one: the Buffalo Chicken Flatbread: The taste of Buffalo wings, in for a landing! Crispy flatbread covered with a blend of our signature Spicy Garlic sauce and Bleu cheese dressing, chicken, fresh celery bits and mozzarella cheese.
As with any new opening, they’re still working out the kinks. Our waitress warned us that the order may take an hour due to the kitchen back up, but that’s to be expected and we knew this going in. (Our order arrived in like 10 minutes BTW). If you’re in the mood for something a little different, check it.
Buffalo Wild Wings
1778 Ala Moana Boulevard
Honolulu, HI 96815-1605
In other news… BJ Penn is making viral waves with his latest video (jumping out of a 3 foot pool). It even made the front page of Yahoo! Simply amazing!