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Great Beer Special, Okay Wings at Dillingers

For years, I had been reading about a $10 pitcher and 25 cent wing special every Tuesday at Dillingers here in Astoria. Dillingers is a little big off the beaten path, on 30th Ave but around 46th Street.

My friend and I arrived on Tuesday around 8pm and it was packed.  I initially thought we wouldn’t be able to enjoy the special, because every seat at the bar was taken, as were the tables.  However, a member of their staff quickly approached us. got our name, and told us we’d get a table soon.  Within 10 minutes, we were seated at a table.  Sometimes at bars, beer and wing specials are only available at the bar, so I appreciated that we were able to get a table here so we could comfortably catch up, while still enjoying the savings.

We ordered about 15 medium wings to start.  As I said, pitchers were only $10, and I loved that you could get these savings on classier beers, like Stella or Yuengling. The medium wings though were a little disappointing.  There was no flavor in them at all, and my friend Matt even commented that the sauce just tasted like a ketchup.  The blue cheese dressing wasn’t even needed to cool down the temperature of the wings because they weren’t even hot at all.

We were still a bit hungry, we upped the ante and ordered an additional 20 wings, this time in hot (note: Matt ate more than half, and I’m saying this to justify that I’m not a major fatty who crushed 17 wings).  The hot wings definitely had a bit more of a kick to it, and you could feel the heat not immediately, but definitely in the aftertaste.  With the hot wings, I needed to dip them in the dressing first, but wished Dillingers could have tossed in some celery or carrots.

As the night went on, the bar obviously became less and less crowded.  If you want to check out Dillingers, I suggest arriving on a Tuesday around 9pm. You won’t have to wait for a table at all.  My advice though is to just go straight ahead and order the wings hot.  Otherwise, the mild and medium are a waste of your time.  I don’t have that much of a heat tolerance, so if you like your wings super spicy, this isn’t the place for you.

The Basics
Name: Dillingers
Location: 46-19 30th Ave, Astoria
Who to bring: Friends
Price: If you order one pitcher and 30 wings with a friend, you can get out with spending around $10 with tip and tax.  $  We ordered three pitchers, so it was about $26 a person.  Whoops.
Overall: 3 stars.  Rather than come back, I’d like to check out more wing/beer special places first.

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