Thursday, July 05, 2007

Top 5 Chicken Wings

My apologies for being off the radar of late, I had some exam-writing to do.

Moments ago, I weighed in on a discussion about chicken wings between the Road Hammer and the Webber. The Hammer alleges that Local Heroes, an Ottawa sports bar, disguises turkey wings as poulet. These wings, retched as they are, are too small to be turkey wings and are more likely pried off a seagull or pigeon. The Parking Lot's picks for best chicken wings:

1. St. Louis' Bar & Grill (anywhere)
2. Gabby's Bar & Grill (Bedford & Bloor, Toronto, Ontario)
3. Lou's Bar & Grill (Kitsilano in Vancouver)
4. Boston Pizza (anywhere)
5. Ring-A-Wing (Oxford St., London, Ontario)

Surprisingly, the Anchor Bar - birthplace of buffalo wings - in Buffalo, New York, doesn't even come close to making the list. The beef on weck is to die for, however.


Road Hammer said...

I have to give it up for the Conroy Pub as well, and I'm not just saying that because it's my neighbourhood watering hole.

What's the panel's opinion of Wild Wing? I've been once, and was frankly underwhelmed, but I'll go back.

Skeelo said...

The Conroy has great wings but it also has the best meatball sandwich I have ever had.

Dave - The Blue Goose in Mimico has some of the best wings in T.O. It's a really fun bar off of Royal York about 1 or 2 KM south of the QEW. Brandan Shanahan is also known to show up there (he grew up a street from it) and buy rounds for everyone.

webber said...

Dispatch from Wild Rose Country:

I'll attempt to see what the wing situation is like in Calgatoba.

Sit-Rep to follow. If I ever sober up.

John Callum said...

Some time ago (before you were born perhaps) the best place for wings was Granny Apple in Lewistown, NY. Andy and I were there around 1985 and the wings were fab!