Okay, I grew up in the valley, but had never gone to Rubin's. After someone here posted that they have the Best Buffalo Wings (sorry, I am drawing a blank on who it was), I knew I had to go.
So, on the way home from the Salsa Festival in Oxnard yesterday, I decided to stop to see if they were open. They were!
I ordered a single order (10 wings, $6.95) of the "make the eyes water, nose running" sauce wings. I was the only person in the place when I got there so Max and I had the chance to talk. Apparently, due to the the 101/405 construction, they have taken away his parking. He is thinking about selling the place but cannot for at least 6 months due to something with the city regarding the parking issue and his landlord (or at least this is how I understood it). He has owned the place for 7 years and his mother just passed away 4 months ago.
Back to the wings... they arrived "extra saucy" as requested, with a side of sauce and ranch. I would have to say that those are some of the best wings I have tasted (and I have tasted many, many). I would say that the taste was pretty perfect (Max makes the sauce himself and you see the dried chili peppers right in it). It was not as hot as I envisioned it (after reading the description) but it had a nice kick to it. I cannot wait to go back. He is open 7 days a week until 8 (or 9 - depending). Go, Go, GO!!!!
Rubin's Red Hot
15318 Ventura Blvd. (pretty much under the 405 freeway)
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403