Most children won’t eat a vegetable unless it is fried, just like they won’t walk a dog who isn’t wearing a bow tie. Pick your battles with today’s Groupon to Buffalo’s Chicken Shack in Wood-Ridge. Choose between the following options:
- For $14, you get a chicken-and-waffle dinner for two (up to a $29.55 total value), which includes:<p>
- One appetizer (up to an $8.99 value)
- Two chicken-and-waffle entrees (up to a $7.99 value each)
Two iced teas (a $2.29 value each)<p>
- For $25, you get a chicken-and-waffle dinner for four (up to a $59.10 total value), which includes:<p>
- Two appetizers (up to an $8.99 value each)
- Four chicken-and-waffle entrees (up to a $7.99 value each)
- Four iced teas (a $2.29 value each)<p>
Buffalo’s Chicken Shack‘s experienced chefs sizzle comforting soul food, from buffalo wings to fried chicken, topped with zesty house-made sauces that range from Original Mild to Numb Ya Face. Praised by Hasbrouck Heights Patch, the chicken-and-waffles plate piles a juicy chicken leg and thigh onto a buttery, syrupy waffle, a combination as uncannily compatible as a top hat and pince-nez. Before indulgent feasts, diners split plates of appetizers, such as panko-crusted chicken fingers or nachos heaped with pulled pork and jalapeños. Tall glasses of homemade iced tea wash down the dishes in classic Southern style. Diners lounge in the restaurant’s unassuming interior, which is spruced up with a spacious silver counter, as they enjoy casual bites and sketch out blueprints for chicken-bone log cabins.
Buffalo's Chicken Shack
For Darrin Miles, co-owner of Buffalo's Chicken Shack, barbecuing began as a hobby. Using seasonings, sauces, and rubs learned from his mother, he grilled, smoked, and deep-fried meats for his coworkers and friends during cookouts. But his occasional culinary endeavors soon became a passion. First, he built a brick and mortar smoker in his backyard. When his dreams grew beyond his fence and swimming pool of Sweet Baby Ray’s, Darrin opened Buffalo's Chicken Shack with his wife, Tiffany.
The restaurant now serves up a full menu of southern-inspired dishes, all of which earned the approval of Darrin's assembled focus group of friends and local foodies. Popular items include jumbo buffalo wings, slabs of ribs, and fried chicken, which pairs well with warm buttermilk waffles and home-style sides such as cornbread, sweet potato fries, and macaroni and cheese. Buffalo’s Chicken Shack challenges diners’ appetites for these comfort dishes during annual eating contests: in 2012, Jamie “The Bear” McDonald became the newest Buffalo King after consuming 53 spicy wings in seven minutes without belching cartoon flames.