What is the nature of consciousness? Why did Val Kilmer and Cher break up? And why are there so few places that serve great buffalo wings? When these questions - specifically the latter - keep us up at night, we go to White Star to remind ourselves that everything’s going to be OK. The meaty, juicy wings here are great, as are the burgers, fried chicken sandwiches, and other simple, well-executed bar food at this tavern in Paulus Hook. Sit outside during brunch, or watch football at the bar while drinking a very good cocktail with mezcal, ancho chile, and pamplemousse.
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