Bites Nearby: East Side Wings and Grill
The Blazin' Buffalo Wrap at this grill on Mt. Auburn Street is rich and spicy.
Heeding their slogan, "We're not just winging it," we tried one of the Wraps and Sandwiches: the Blazin' Buffalo Wrap at the East Side Wings and Grill. Like many of their wraps, it's built around grilled chicken tenders with various add-ins in a soft flour tortilla. The chicken tenders were well-spiced and plentiful, and were complemented well by the lettuce, tomato, red onion and blue cheese dressing. In fact, it could almost have made two meals, since the tortilla is hefty. If you like potatoes, we also recommend getting the thick homemade fries instead of chips, which cost a dollar more. (Total: $7.99.)
The restaurant, which is under new management, also serves dishes with pork, turkey, corned beef, steak and grilled vegetables. Co-owner John Guarnieri will customize your burger. (How about a veggie burger with avocado, Swiss cheese and a mango habanero sauce?)
The vibe: A no-frills takeout counter with pleasant service.
Cool factor no. 1: A tip: This is strictly take-out, so call ahead to avoid waiting.
Cool factor no. 2: All their breads are from local bakery Iggy's.