DOWNEY - Stonewood Center officially welcomed Buffalo Wild Wings to the family on Monday, hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony in front of the restaurant on its first day of business.The opening of Buffalo Wild Wings marks the continuation of the company's expansion throughout the country, one of the 10 fastest growing restaurant chains according to their official website. More than just a restaurant that simply serves chicken wings, Buffalo Wild Wings prides itself on being a full-service sports bar with an extensive menu that has options everyone can enjoy. Buffalo Wild Wings' main draws are beer, wings and sports, all of which they have plenty to offer. The sporty atmosphere is carried throughout the entire restaurant, where the walls are lined with sports team jerseys from various American teams. From the patio seating, to the restaurant style dining area, to the expansive bar area, visitors will have no problem catching their favorite sporting events on the multiple flat screens and giant projections throughout the restaurant, with every seat in the house being a good one. The emphasis on sports is even a part of the employees uniforms, who wear a black or yellow jersey with their name on the back and the number 82, representing 1982, the year the first Buffalo Wild Wings opened. Buffalo Wild Wings has a wide variety of bottle and draft beers, ranging from domestic, imports, craft, and specialty in addition to various other alcoholic drink offerings. The menu is packed with options ranging from different appetizers, specialty salads, flatbread pizzas, wraps, ribs, sandwiches and burgers. The restaurant's signature hand-spun wings come either traditional (with bones) or boneless. Served with either carrots or celery, visitors can chose from 14 different sauces and four different dry seasonings that range from traditional Buffalo to Teriyaki to Mango Habanero. The flavors are also ranked according to flavor, with Smilin' representing low in spicy, Sizzlin' serving as medium in spicy, and Screamin' serving as the spiciest wing offerings they have. The staff of friendly and energetic servers are more than happy and willing to help customers sort through the different flavors for wings; at server Melissa's recommendation, I tried the Asian Zing wings and was in wing heaven. While Buffalo Wild Wings has the sports bar atmosphere down, it's definitely a place suitable for all ages. With child menu options, popular music playing via electronic juke box, and some arcade games, there is something everyone can find enjoyable about Buffalo Wild Wings. Come basketball playoffs, baseball World Series, and the Super Bowl, Buffalo Wild Wings will definitely be the place to be to facilitate all game enthusiasts needs: beer, wings and sports.
********** Published: August 04, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 16