Go wild for wings

By Hannah Chetkowski

Finally! New to the Fitchburg State area, Buffalo Wild Wings recently made Fitchburg its newest home.

This hotspot at 150 Whalon St. features a boisterous display of over 54 televisions, famous wings, and a fun atmosphere inside. Finally, you don’t have go to one of Fitchburg’s many bars for a drink, or to a chain restaurant for dinner. Now you get the best of both worlds in one place.

On a Friday night you’ll be lucky to get a seat at a table, let alone the bar; but when you do, it is definitely worth the wait. While the numerous televisions can be a little dizzying, you have a choice of what to watch and you are guaranteed to have a good view from anywhere you sit. They even provide a television for trivia and games for those who aren’t very interested in New England’s sports teams.

I wouldn’t suggest going here for a quiet sit-down dinner, but if you’re looking for a fun time with your friends this is the place for you. It is awfully loud between the televisions and the lively bar, more suited to the college crowd.

Now, the wings: Buffalo Wild Wings has boasted about how infamous these one-of-a-kind wings are, and I will say they are definitely different than your average Buffalo wings. For those who aren’t connoisseurs of spice, I suggest staying away from the “wild” and the “blazin’” sauces unless you enjoy pain. After trying the “wIld” sauce, my mouth was on fire for over a half an hour and no amounts of water of celery could fix it. But, if you are into hot sauces, I suggest trying the “blazin’” and seeing how tough you really are.

The prices are workable and the drinks aren’t bad. The bar is definitely aimed more toward the beer crowd; if you’re looking for a strong mixed drink or martini, I wouldn’t suggest getting one here. This is because Buffalo Wild Wings is a chain restaurant and bar; they measure their alcohol and use jiggers, so don’t expect any extra kick in your drink. (Besides, martinis don’t exactly go well with wings.)

Come on Wing Tuesdays and wings are only 50 cents; on Boneless Thursdays, boneless wings are just 60 cents.

The bottom line: Great place for the 21+ crowd, especially college students. You won’t miss a game and you’re guaranteed a fun time with your friends. If beer, wings, and sports are what you’re looking for, you’ll fit in perfectly here.

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