Chile-heads might want to check out the Blarney Stone on 47th Street, a Theater District watering hole with a shamrock on the wall, the Rangers on the tube, and the spiciest chicken wings Getty320 has ever had. Not merely hot, they also deliver surprising depth of flavor, he reports on Chowhound. Active ingredient: the notorious bhut jolokia, or ghost chile. Order Bald Hot Wings and say you want them "insane."
There must be something about chile heat and mental instability. At Wogies in the Village, the most fiery wings on the menu—hotter than "Hot"—are certifiably "Krazy." Here, too, ghost chile is deployed to amp up the capsaicin, says JungMann, who finds the result "extremely challenging."
The Korean-style chicken that first seduced New Yorkers years ago is far from the city's spiciest, but it has its fans. BonChon's wings won't blow you away with heat, princeofpork3 says, but they taste great and are a fine change of pace from Buffalo style. And Ziggy41 says Danji's KFC (Korean Fire Chicken) wings—seasoned with honey, garlic, and four chiles—strike an admirable balance of heat and other flavors.
Blarney Stone Pub [Theater District]
307 W. 47th Street (between Eighth and Ninth avenues), Manhattan
Wogies Bar & Grill [Greenwich Village]
39 Greenwich Avenue (at Charles Street), Manhattan
Mudville 9 Saloon [Tribeca]
126 Chambers Street (between Church Street and W. Broadway), Manhattan
Pluck U. [Greenwich Village]
230 Thompson Street (between W. Third and Bleecker streets), Manhattan
Danji [Theater District]
346 W. 52nd Street (between Eighth and Ninth avenues), Manhattan
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