I bought into the hype of Buffalo Wild Wings but I should have known better. It had been hyped heavily through Facebook, and I became a “fan” of theirs (which I have since retracted). It’s located approximately 30 minutes from me which really made my anticipation grow greater on the drive over. My wife Marcela and I walk in and it has a very slick look. I won’t discuss the hosting/waiting staff since I know it’s a new place and sometimes it takes a few weeks to work out the kinks. I did, however, witness the hostess get into an argument with a customer and then complain about it to the other customers around her waiting to be seated.
Once my friend Yislin arrived, we were seated in the outdoor area, the inside looked a little crowded. As far as appetizers go, we ordered the Mini Corn Dogs and the Boneless Wings with three sauces. Marcela chose the Habanero Mango, Yislin chose the Spicy Garlic and I went with the Hot BBQ. Why didn’t we choose regular Wings? Yislin claims to not eat things on bones. I beg to differ.
I convince Marcela to order the Pulled Pork Sandwich and DietColaLola to order the Cheeseburger Slammers (three mini-Burgers actually). I order the Queso Chili Burger since I generally don’t ever order Chili Burgers anywhere I figure it’d be a nice change of pace. What happens? The appetizers come out and we’re served bone-in Wings. The gals insist we get the boneless, not even a minute has passed and all of a sudden all the entrees are here.
So the Wings go back but the manager does come to apologize for the mistake (I honestly didn’t really care, I would have had the bone in …insert joke here).
The Corn Dogs and Chili Cheese Fries are nothing out of this world. Marcela’s Pulled Pork Sandwich tasted off, maybe someone used liquid smoke? Plus and worst of all, it was served a bit above room temperature. She hated it and I thought it should have at minimum been hot. They could have made a better attempt at making us believe it was actually smoked.
On to the Cheeseburger Slammers and Queso Chili Burger. Of all the places I’ve eaten at in the last few years, this is by the bar the worst Burger I’ve had. It is processed meat, the toppings could not save either of the dishes. This is the type of patty served at your cheap relative’s BBQ. Stay far away.
As far as the sides are concerned, the Onions Rings were oily but Yislin’s Sour Cream and Onion Potato Wedges were good. By the time the boneless Wings arrive, we were less than thrilled with what we had eaten at this point. These boneless Wings don’t taste all that different from what you might find at KFC (I’m not kidding). Of all the three sauces I thought the Hot BBQ was the best. The Habanero Mango although really spicy was also really sweet. The Spicy Garlic was forgettable kinda like Buffalo Wild Wings. Ouch!
Buffalo Wild Wings
20505 South Dixie Highway (Southland Mall), Cutler Bay, Florida