October 11, 2010

Candlelight Inn

The Candlelight Inn is located at 519 Central Park Avenue in Scarsdale, NY.

The Long Room

The Long Room

The Long Room is located on 120 West 44th Street between 6th Avenue and Broadway. This place was awesome in every way. It is now on the top three replacing my past number four and five. Nice size bar, with a tremendous amount of televisions; perfect for football. I had the opportunity to celebrate my father in law's birthday in Manhattan a few weeks ago. We went to see "The Perfect Crime" and hit up the "The Long Room" for dinner afterward. Don't see the show. It was aweful. The bartender at the bar, next to the show said one of the actors in show hates the show. Others around us laughed as well since it was so true. Anyway, back to the "Long Room" The bar keeps it dim lit to almost give it a trendy appeal but the actual bar is huge and plenty of tables and t.v.'s to watch.

Now on to the food. The wings were awesome. They had the Hooters type of texture to the wings as well as the sauce flavor. If you can't get your gal to go to hooters for the wings, go to the Long Room. The meat to bone ratio was perfect along with the kick to the sauce. The difference between the two was the wing itself. They weren't as edgy as the Hooter wings. They offered the traditional flavors, BBQ, mild, medium and hot. I, of course, ordered the hot and they were nice. Nothing "hot" contest worthy, but nice. I wish I ordered more but this place is on my radar to go again. Absolutely worth it. I did, however, top the wings off with a ridiculous bacon blue cheese burger covered in tobasco sauce. This dinner absolutely destroyed me but soooooooo worth it. Next time you're in Manhattan, gonna catch a game, go to the "Long Room" and tell em the wing men sent ya!

October 02, 2010

J'n"R's Rocky Point

J'n'R's in Rocky Point has a big history behind it. This place used to be the one of two Big Barry's. If you have just jumped on board with the Wingmen, Big Barry's is how it started. As high school students, we used to pack in the mighty max, Steve's boat and whatever was working for Jody at the time. Maybe the vete.......chevete. Big Barry's had the atmosphere of an old western saloon. If were drunk enough, we used to put a quarter in the automatic piano and make like we were crooning an old country and western song....we'll at least I did. The burgers used to come out in a pan somewhat similar to what the cowboys used to bring with them during an adventure. The wings, however, were about 3 cents a wing. Good ol' large use to down about 50 hot wings and grub some of ours. Good times.

I had the opportunity to visit J'n'R's in Rocky Point a while ago. The outside and the inside were basically the same bringing back a lot of memories. Immediately, I checked the menu to see the wing selection. The menu had the basic choices of mild, medium and hot. Once the wings arrived, you could smell the sauce permeate through the entire dining room. They smelled fantastic. The wings had a nice texture to them with enough kick from the hot. The hot wasn't something an average joe couldn't handle but good enough. The meat to bone ratio was very good and they were cooked to perfection. In addition, there was plenty of blue cheese.

In my opinion, this is a place worth going to. Food was outstanding, prices were cheap, friendly service and best of all.....has the ol' Big Barry's appeal. Next time tell em the wingmen sent ya!