February 26, 2010

Mustang Sally's

324 7th Ave.
New York, NY 10001

A good friend of mine was in town last week and we were going to meet and do some catching up after work. After a few texts back and forth, he told me he'd be at Mustang Sally's in Chelsea on 7th and 28th. I'd been there a few times. Its close proximity to Penn Station/MSG makes it a good jump off, or a place to kill some time before you catch the next train heading out of town. I had never been there for wings though.

After a beer or two, we decided to order some food. We only had to peruse the menu for a minute before deciding on an order of wings. We ordered, and they promptly brought out a plate of traditional buffalo wings. I was very pleasantly surprised with the quality. Meaty and well cooked. A heavy coat of thick, flavorful sauce. Nice amount of heat, but not over the top. We turned our plate of deep-fried treats into a pile of bones in minutes. Still hungry and pleased with the last batch, we asked for another order of wings. They again came out pretty fast and we took care of business.

I guess because I've always associated the area around Penn Station with a place to start and/or end your night, not spend it...I never really considered looking around there for good wing spots. Lesson learned. So, if you're in the area - whether you just got into the city, are heading out or just happen to be in the neighborhood - Mustang Sally's is worth checking out. As a side note, McSorley's was on tap and they were running a promotion. The bartender was giving away those little half pint mugs they serve their beers in at their location in the East Village. I love free pint glasses, especially when you don't have to have someone tuck one into their purse for you.

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