This popular West Village bar is run by Rochester native Phil Casaceli, and he takes his wings very seriously. A little red wine vinegar, honey, and tomato sauce makes its way into the hot sauce-butter blend, and the concoction is a perfect accompaniment to the crisp fried wings. If you’re in New York and love wings, you owe it to yourself to try these.
This West Village bar is popular with chefs, perhaps because it gets the comfort basics so right, like the dry aged burger and the pitch perfect Buffalo style wings. Sure, the menu also includes sweet and sour honey mustard, and dry-rubbed iterations. But the Buffalo-style wings are so faithful that we can’t resist them. Six wings for $9.
Daddy-O owner Philip Casaceli reportedly drove Pat LaFrieda crazy perfecting the custom dry aged blend for his burger. You will be glad he did. Served on a classic sesame seed bun with lettuce, tomato and red onion and tater tots. $15.
Situated in the heart of the West Village, well-known bar/restaurant Daddy-O specializes in well-crafted cocktails and bites of food to go with them. When the fall seasons hits you, head over to Daddy-O to try its signature drink The Daddy-O. The Daddy-O features Wild Turkey rare breed Bourbon, Wild Turkey American honey liqueur, orange bitters and house-made drunken cherries. What’s better than cherries soaked in bourbon?
Red and white hots are specialties of the Rochester, NY area. A red hot is a pork and beef sausage in a natural casing. Nitrites are added, as with almost all hot dogs, which causes the sausage to turn red when cooked. A white hot is made with veal as well as pork and beef, and no nitrates are added to the mix, leaving a white sausage similar to Bockwurst. This style is hard to come by in NYC but Daddy-O in the West Village serves admirable versions of both using sausages from Zweigle’s of Rochester, the premier producer.
Chef/Host Anne Burrell watches “The Gun Show” as Phil Casaceli shakes up an Herbacious Mojito on Food Network.
Daddy-O Owner Phil Casaceli stops by Watch What Happens Live to guest bartender for Micheal Strahan, Rachel Maddow and Andy Cohen.