The group is heading up to Sheboygen WI Saturday night to try out Legend Larry’s. According to their website they won 3 awards at the Buffalo Wing Festival in Buffalo, NY. 1st place Extra Hot, 1st place Hot, and 2nd place Medium. I’m personally looking forward to their hot and spicy garlic. I want to see how they compare to BW3’s.
We headed up to Legend Larry’s around 4:30 Sat afternoon. It’s about a 45 min drive from Milwaukee, and was really easy to find. It’s a nice smaller place but easily noticeable by the large sign on the building . There’s smoking on the main floor and then non smoking down stairs. The place was pretty packed and we were lucky to even get two tables to put together for us all to sit at. The place stayed packed the whole night, which wasn’t a surprise.
You don’t get a waiter so you have to go up to the bar and order your wings and drinks yourself. Not really a big deal. On your table you get a slip to fill out to order your wings. You mark down how many wings you wan, what sauces and how much of each sauce, and what appetizers et etc. We decided to start with 100 wings and for $52 I thought the price was pretty damn good too considering it wasn’t a specific “wing night” where they have specials.
We all got a round of beer and were on our second when the wings came. They did take a little while to get but none of us were in a hurry and, again the place was packed, so no one really noticed too much.
At one point a regular patron of the place played an Arnold Swartzenager work out song on the juke box. This thing had me rolling with Arnold doing the whole workout counting thing. I couldn’t stop laughing at it. It also seemed like it was about 10 min long which made it even more funny to me.
The wings came out in batches and we all dug right in. I don’t remember the exact amounts we ordered of each sauce but we got like 30 Medium, 20 Hot, 20 Hot Garlic, 10 Mango, 10 Scary Larry’s and 10 DOA’s. We wanted to try the range of flavors kinda steering clear of the BBQ flavors.
The quality of the wings were on point! The texture of the skin was just the right amount of crispy. The size of the wing was also very good. Not the biggest we’ve ever had, but definitely not small. The sauce to wing ratio (as I like to call it) was just right for me.
My personal favorite sauce was the Hot. Just a traditional Hot Buffalo sauce with just the right amount of heat. The medium was also really good. There were quit a few surprises to be had. First, the DOA, which is the hottest sauce LL’s has, was mighty tasty. It wasn’t justÂ blazin hot sauce that tasted like crap. We all agreed that the flavor was great, but they were, of course, really really hot. They kinda creep up on ya. Another surprise was the Mango flavor wings were also very yummy. They had only a smidgen of heat and the flavor was mild, but they were quit pleasing. They made a nice “in-between” wing. Between the DOA’s and the mediums. The biggest disappointment, and I think we all kind of agreed on this, was the Hot Garlic. BW3’s Spicy Garlic is probably my favorite sauce in the world and I was really hoping LL’s version would trump my old stand-by. Unfortunately it wasn’t a traditional Buffalo flavor sauce. It was more red and the flavor profile was more of a BBQ sauce. I was mildly disappointed to say the least. NOT that it was a bad tasting sauce. It just wasn’t what I expected. I’m not a big fan of BBQ flavor sauces on wings. Although I do lo’me some BBQ.
Over-all I give (and I’m pretty sure everyone agreed) Legendary Larry’s two thumbs up. I liked the atmosphere,the quality of the wings and sauces, and the price was just right. It’s almost a good thing this place is almost an hour away from me because I’d definitely become a regular if it was close by.