Nibsy's wings, served in a wooden basket lined with tin foil and in a pool of mouth-watering hot sauce, easily took the match-up and were by far some of the best wings in the entire tournament. Though Nibsy's had hints of fattier meat and an exterior skin that was slightly thin, Nibsy's were otherwise flawless. The tasty, jumbo-style wings were coated in a perfectly balanced hot sauce that made them, in my opinion, the definition of classic Buffalo wings that contained just the right amount of heat.
Winner: Nibsy's Pub
Tipperary Hill Second Round: Championship Game
(3) Nibsy's Pub's "Hot" wings: 2 points
(1) Blarney Stone's "Hot" wings: 1 point
The championship round of the Tipperary Hill bracket featured Nibsy's and Blarney Stone in a fierce battle for the third spot in the upcoming Final Four. Blarney's hot wings are truly excellent and, admittedly, will always be my biased wing of choice when on Tipp Hill. With a perfect amount of heat, outstanding skins, and tasty, chunky blue cheese, it's hard not to pick them, but the self-proclaimed "oldest tavern in Syracuse" edged them out. While Blarney's had an excellent amount of sauce that made getting fingers messy enjoyable, Nibsy's overwhelmingly better sauce flavor was the deciding factor and, helped by the jumbo-style wings, put Blarney's to shame. A battle royale on Tipp Hill between Nibsy's, Rosie's, and Blarney made it difficult to judge this bracket, but Nibsy's was able to come up the victor with outstanding Buffalo wings and deservedly earns the title of best wings on Tipp Hill.
Winner and champion of the Tipperary Hill bracket: Nibsy's Pub
One division remains and the three teams in the Final Four, Change of Pace, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, and Nibsy's Pub, await the winner of the Southside/University Hill bracket. Pulled into Syracuse's 2011 Wing Tournament returns in two weeks to The Eagle, so stay tuned!
Josef Lorenz is a Syracuse resident and blogger who contributes bi-weekly to The Eagle. His extensive list of restaurant reviews are online at