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All-You-Can-Eat Wing Wednesdays at Double Decker

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Imagine 100 of these down your gullet...

Once upon a time I had a friend who really loved his chicken wings.  No matter what fancy restaurant we ate at — Chili’s, Applebee’s, T.G.I. Friday’s — this guy had one goal and one goal only — to tear apart some hot wings.

Then we came up to San Francisco and my friend died.  OF HAPPINESS.  Friends, I know you’ve been wondering, and yes, there IS an all-you-can-eat hot wing joint in the city.  It’s called Double Decker and it’s attached to a Days Inn in Hayes Valley.  Seriously.

But the food is pretty damn tasty.  I’ve had the occasion to have menu items other than wings — cheeseburgers, onion rings, milkshakes (this was during my healthy days, obvi) — and everything is legit.  But the real steal comes every Wednesday from 4pm – 8pm, when Double Decker dares you to put them out of business by eating as many hot wings as you can for $13.95.

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Let’s do some math.  Normally, six wings from this place = $5.95, 13 wings from this place = $9.95, and 26 wings from this place = $16.95.  If you’re a true wing fanatic, eating at least 26 wings will be nothing.  The lesson here is that eating a shit ton of wings is imperative to getting your money’s worth.

Also, the wing sauce comes in three degrees of heat:  mild, hot, or inferno.  I love spicy things, but let me give you a tip I wish someone had given me — if you eat, like, 40 inferno wings, they will be spicy and delicious, but know you’ll pay for it by having ring of fire later.  You know what I mean.

Double Decker 465 Grove St. (btwn Gough & Octavia) [Hayes Valley]
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Christy Jovanelly - Cheapskate Commentator

Christy Jovanelly - Cheapskate Commentator

When Christy announced she was leaving her family's Southern California home and moving to San Francisco, her mom said, "Have fun in that den of sin." This is the only (however sarcastic) advice Christy has ever taken from her mom, who also told her to join and cover her eyes during sex scenes in movies. Christy puts her creative writing degree to good use by locating the typos on Chinese food menus and spends most of her time challenging friends to all-you-can-eat contests and trying to get that one bartender at Zeitgeist to smile.

1 Comment

  1. Kira
    September 20, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    kick ass tip! thanks!!!!!!!!!