Buffalo Joe's...#3 on Best Wings in America
812 Clark St, Evanston, IL 60201
BEST BUFFALO WINGS IN AMERICA! HANDS DOWN, NO QUESTIONS ASKED!!
Chicago is a city rich and immersed in history from the water tower to Mrs. O'Leary, the Cubs/Sox/Bears/Bulls, the Daly's. This city is also known as the city of broad shoulders which I directly attribute to the fact that it is freezing, so you gotta eat a lot and that's why Chicago is a city so rich and immersed in incredible food….deep dish pizza, hot dogs, italian beef, popcorn, and so on. But my favorite place in all of Chicago is a hole in the wall buffalo wing place where spicy perfection lies. It's the one place I MUST go whenever I am in town, no ifs, ands or buts. It's called Buffalo Joes, or to the locals Buff Joe's. I first heard about this place in high school during a summer BBYO jewish teen leadership camp from Steph Howard and Jori Elisco. The way they said Buff (bahff) Joe's…I knew it was somewhere special. It has become sort of a ritual for me to go with my brother in law with a double brother (we are brother in laws and fraternity brothers) lunch. It is cash only. It is run by employees just as angry as the Wiener Circle a few miles south. I argue the employees of Wiener Circle work during the day at Buff Joe's and the night at the Circle of Wiener. This place has burgers, hot dogs, italian beef, but you come for the wings, the celery and the ranch. I am pretty sure that this place has been open 40+ years and my father in law was the first to order a burger. The wings are giant and so meaty. The wings are cooked perfectly. The sauce is buttery and perfect. Get the suicide…its just their normal hot wings with jalapenos. Get the cheese fries! Get a large RC! PERFECTION!Wings, cheese fries, and RC with extra ranch and celery from Buff Joe's is on my short list for finals meals if I was on death row.
SPRINT, DO NOT RUN, DO NOT WALK!!!!