Scubber’s Just Wings ItMarch 8, 2011
Scubber’s (pronounced skoo-burs) started selling their Buffalo-style chicken wings in Troy over 20 years ago. They became a regional favorite for wings after moving to Newton Plaza in Latham, and many fans were left hungry when they closed up shop a couple of years ago. But when they opened their new store, Scubber’s 2 Go on Wolf Road, those fans’ appetites were whet once more. The main reason for this is that Scubber’s does wings very well.
Scubbers’ menu features common appetizers like nachos, mozzarella sticks, fries (curly, waffle, or sweet potato), and an unexpected offering of roasted vegetables. They have a few salads, sandwiches and wraps, and even a wood-fired pizza oven. But the crux of the menu is about the wings. You can get them either BBQ style or Buffalo style – the Buffalo sauce comes in 5 different levels of heat, and you can order anywhere from 10 to 100 wings.
We tried an order of wings with mild sauce, the Buffalo chicken pizza, the Italian Mix sandwich, and the chicken supreme wrap. The pizza was very good, fresh from the oven with a crisp crust and lots of flavor in the sauce, blending nicely with the mozzarella and juicy chunks of chicken. The pizza was advertised as having blue cheese as well, but apparently that meant some globs of blue cheese dressing scattered around the pizza. The dressing was tasty, but its dispersement was very sporadic with some slices getting a giant glob, while others barely received any dressing at all. The Italian Mix was very good, served on a ciabatta roll with hot ham, salami, pepperoni, cheese, lettuce, tomato & red onions with a tasty house dressing. It tasted very fresh and was served with homemade potato chips (as was the wrap), which were also very good. The chicken wrap was disappointing – the grilled chicken was bland, as was the dressing, but at least the veggies and the spinach wrap tasted fresh. As for the wings? They were delicious – we could see why they are a local favorite. The texture was nice and crispy on the outside, moist and tender on the inside, and the sauce was packed with flavor (I personally think it’s a good thing when the smell of the sauce makes you cough slightly before even tasting it) – and for “mild,” it still had a little kick to it, which is a rare thing around these parts. The only downside to the wings was their size – these were more like baby chicken wings than full grown chicken wings. But the taste was good enough to overlook the size.
Price-wise Scubber’s is very reasonable – 10 wings are $8, 20 are $15, on up to 100 wings for $68. Pizzas range from $8-$10 and are big enough to share, and the sandwiches are all $7. So the next time you have a Buffalo wing craving, the MHK recommends giving Scubber’s a try – you’ll see what all the fuss is about.
The Mouse House Kitchen gives Scubbers 3.5 out of 5 stars!