danistrulytheman

I'm STILL a self confessing, self professing know-it-all, or so I think!


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a day late, a dollar …

didn’t know what to use as a title, this will do. and for the first time ever, I’m blogging without editing, re-editing a million times. I promise (I think, lol). so don’t be expecting the usual falling off your chair as you read this either. stuff I write is falling off the chair funny, isn’t it, lol?! mistakes, punctuation, caps be damned. today was a helluva day, plans I had were cancelled … hate that word, rescheduled is better. Tiffany K and I were dressed ready to go, but with nowhere to go. perfect time to drive to Hamilton to the brand new Anchor Bar that opened yesterday … read yesterday’s blog y’all. normally when I post pics/stories I embellish, cover faults, etc. focusing on only the good aspects … I’m not a reviewer after all, I like things to be perfect (or appear to be). today, I’m afraid I can’t, I have mixed feelings about it all. I can’t remember the last time I had Anchor wings in Buffalo, it’s been that long. fifteen years for sure, probably twenty. I remember they were the pinnacle, the best … today they were good, very good but not the best. Tiff immediately said, “Duff’s” are better. she read my mind, they are. no matter – good is still good. it was more about the beautiful city of Hamilton that depressed me, and I felt bad, I still do as I write this. we made the mistake (mistake because it exposed me to things I was unaware of) of walking out the back of the restaurant, the exit that leads into the mall. Tiff said, “it’s like the seventies in here”. as many stores that were open, an equal number weren’t. for lease signs abounded, the mall was poorly lit, very dark and unwelcoming … I could go on, I won’t. was blown away with the depressed state of it all. guess what at the time was my highlight of the day, so much that I took a moment and snapped a pic … free parking on a Saturday, downtown Hamilton, on King Street … was in fact a harbinger of Hamilton’s economic state. the pics.

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Anchors Away!!

Heard about this early in the a.m. … sadly wasn’t early enough – was a little too late for me switching shit around … and believe me, even with such short notice I tried my best wing-swinging-it, wanting to be one of the first lucky Canucks inhalin’ Anchor Bar wings not from Frank & Teressa’s original Buffalo landmark, but from the grand spankin’ new one (1st franchise in Canada) opening north of the border in Steeltown today at high noon, smack-dab downtown in Jackson Square. Happy days in the Hammer y’all … I’m goin’ to Jackson, I’m gonna mess around …yeah, I’m goin’ to Jackson!!


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if it’s Tuesday this must be Buffalo Wild Wings

… was extremely unexpected, the phone call … the invite. And who am I to turn down 1/2 price anything, let alone 1/2 price wings. Ordered 20 wild … but due to a bit of a delay getting danistrulythethirstyman his 2nd Creemore, was surprisingly comped 5 wings. Everyone was extremely apologetic (manager walked over for a personal apology … with my fingers & face all red-hot sauced, and my mouth full – munching on wings … trying my best to say thanks for the gesture, but more importantly wanting to shoo him away … please, don’t ever approach me while I’m in that condition, lol) and honestly wasn’t even creating a fuss for that beer either … not like I normally can, lol … was them that created all the fuss ’bout me sitting there all empty-glassed. Some pics to share … wanted to include gracious waitress but she was so shy … coulda swore she was Polish (with her thick accent, and being in these neck of the woods), but turns out Agi is a sweet little paprikash from Budapest!!

15 wild + blue cheese dip

my other 5 – I mean 10 … WOOHOO

ahhhhh, my Creemore finally, lol

lawyer-boy havin’ at ‘er … as if he’s never seen a chicken wing before, lol

… and the bill


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maple leaf chicken wings

… not really in the mood to say much today, just a coupla pics. warmer temps means a chance to bbq, even this late in the year. love seeing the fallen maple leaves in the background as my wings grill away. and finished – tossed with my hot buffalo wing sauce. oh, and served with my homemade blue cheese sauce.


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doin’ it St. Louis style!!

We used to go for wings back in the day when there was only two places serving up great wings ’round here. And one, Bistro On Avenue was the place that spawned the St. Louis chain. Now, there’s a smörgåsbord of places to pick and choose from, but Tiffany K had her heart set on this venerable girl (the bar & grill … NOT her, lol) and Tuesday was always the day of choice with their half price specials … and was a time we didn’t miss many either … now we rarely go – sure was fun to relive old times!!

A few pics courtesy Tiffany K (and her iPhone 4S camera):

My Suicide order (minus 1 wing + ketchup drenched fries) …

danistrulytheman inhaling a wing. Tiff’s Hot Sweet Asian order …

Fries and tasty dill-dip  …

Rolling Rock Ale, and more dill dipping, lol …

The obligatory bill (pic by moi – and my iPhone 4 camera, lol) …