I recently went to Blondie Sports on the Upper West Side with one of my colleagues, Michael, who loves chicken wings and recommended the place. I know the area, having gone to the restaurant next door, Burke & Willis, an Australian joint that serves a delicious kangaroo burger.
Blondie Sports Bar is your typical bar with one one side the bar and then a quite dark dining room with multiple screens where people can watch games. I am sure that it is crazy at that point and was glad we went on an off night. There, we ordered some wings, sticking to medium and hot on their spiciness scale that goes up to “ouch” that Michael, who loves very spicy food, said are way too spicy. The wings were delicious: the chicken was well cooked and moist. Interestingly the skin on the medium ones was crispier than the skin on the hot wings. But still, I preferred the hot wings that were hot but not enough to prevent me from eating a bunch of them.
We also tried their waffle fries and fried onions combo with cheese sauce that was a good side (there was a lot of it). It was a good way to lower the heat in my mouth, especially after dipping the crispy waffle fries in the cheese. The onions, delightfully greasy, were also a good remedy to the wings spiciness.
With the meal, I went for an old fashioned that was ok, made with Knob Creek bourbon.
Last was dessert and that part was a bit disappointing. They had Ben & Jerry's ice cream (this is vanilla with whipped cream), as well as cheesecake that is not homemade, It was not good and tasted like a cake that is frozen. I think they should switch vendors because it was a bit of a let down.
Overall I liked Blondie Sports, but I would only go for wings, maybe increasing a bit the heat the next time I go...
Enjoy (I did)!
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Blondie Sports - 212 West 79th Street, NY 10024