A plate of buffalo wings at The Bulldog Northeast

The Bulldog Northeast – Northeast Minneapolis

Andrew and Esther are inspired to sing and dance after a visit to The Bulldog Northeast.

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THE STORY

INT – ANDREW’S HOUSE – EARLY EVENING

ANDREW and ESTHER discuss plans to see La La Land at St. Anthony Main Theater.

ANDREW, portly, curly haired man, sits on the bed flicking through websites on his iPhone looking for dining options.

ANDREW
“Esther. They…have…buffalo wings.”

ESTHER, buffalo sauce addict, pretty much constantly covered in sauce, enters room.

ESTHER
“Who? Who has wings, darling?”

ANDREW (now singing)
“Bulldog! Bulldog Northeast! Bulldog’s got wings!”

ESTHER and ANDREW start tap dancing, waving their arms, and singing, and eventually finding themselves transported to The Bulldog Northeast for wings.

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Ok, wing lovers, sorry about that. We just got so caught up in the old-timey musical genre that I couldn’t help myself. That said, both of us were more romantic about The Bulldog Northeast‘s wings than we were about La La Land (I don’t want to get into that here, but seriously.)

Now, as South Minneapolis residents, we’re used to the Uptown Bulldog and – if you’ve winged there you know – their wings are great but they’re not buffalo wings. Dry rub, delicious, but just not buffalo.

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This place is bonkers delicious and their wings are no exception. The meat was juicy and fresh, the exteriors were crispy but not dry, and the buffalo flavor was large and in charge without losing the chicken’s natural charm. We were astounded that while there was almost no sauce left on the plate after eating, they were not dry or lacking in spicy buffalo flavor.

A chat with our server told us that Bulldog NE uses Texas Pete’s sauce and butter which, as it turns out, is a great approach. Combine that with bleu cheese that was perfectly tangy and creamy and an all around great experience, and you have some of our favorite wings so far!

THE VERDICT

86/100

Texture: 9/10
Flavor: 8/10
Meat Quality: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Experience: 9/10
Total: 43/50 possible points

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Andrew

Andrew

  • Texture: 9
  • Flavor: 8
  • Meat Quality: 9
  • Value: 8
  • Experience: 9
  • Presentation (Pass/Fail): Pass
Notes: A+ Would Wing Again

Esther - TCBC

Esther

  • Texture: 9
  • Flavor: 8
  • Meat Quality: 9
  • Value: 8
  • Experience: 9
  • Presentation (Pass/Fail): Pass
Notes: These wings were fantastic! Usually I like a lot of sauce on my wings but these were perfect even though they weren’t dripping in Frank’s and butter.

THE DETAILS

Price: $11 for 10 wings
Website: http://thebulldognortheast.com
Address: 401 East Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55414

PHOTO GALLERY

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