I enjoy the finer things in life, such as chicken wings and beer. I’ve created this blog to share my experiences with fellow wing lovers. My goal is to try as many different wing establishments as possible while rating each one. Feel free to leave any comments/suggestions. Enjoy!
Relaxing on a patio enjoying some food and beverages on a
warm sunny day is such a great thing, and here in Halifax that window of
opportunity doesn’t stay open long enough, so today’s lunch adventure took us
to The Old Triangle to take advantage of just that.
The Old Triangle is an Irish pub situated in a nice
location downtown and if anyone may recall, my favorite wings once found their way out of a kitchen in an old Irish pub that is no longer with us, so my wing anticipation was high.
I’ve been here a few times over the years, but
never during the lunch hour.Their menu
selection is great and it was nice to see ‘Aer Wingus’ as an option, needless
to say that is what I ordered.
The wings are $14/pound which is a mid-range price these
days and there is no wing night, that's a shame because these wings were
Breading: 5/5 – Nicely coated and crisp with a nice
crunch that seemed a bit different than your typical breaded wing. I’m not sure exactly what
their secret is but they sure did a great job (Panko like perhaps?).
Beautiful looking plate of wings with no shortage of sauce
Overall Quality: 4/5 – The juicy meat had a nice fresh
taste to it and didn’t have any of those dark patches that I dislike however I
did find the wings contained a fair bit of fatty pieces for their size.
Sauce Selection: 1/5 – The wings are served with homemade
Jack Daniel's sauce and that’s the only option.The sauce had a great flavor however it would be nice to see some other
options with a bit more heat to them as this would be a nice compliment to the wings.I ordered the sauce on the side and there was certainly no shortage.
Service: 5/5 – We were seated quickly and our drink
orders were taken however after a short wait we were notified that our draught
would not be arriving due to some updates they have been working on all night, that
was a legitimate answer as we could see the service truck parked on the street
beside us.No fear though, bottled beverages
were still an option.
The food took about 20 minutes to arrive which wasn’t too
bad considering there were six of us.Our
server was awesome, very personable and took a few visits to offer refills and
see how we were enjoying our lunch.The
service experience couldn’t have been any better.
Size: 3/5 – Both the flatties and drumsticks were a
fairly standard size, not too big and not too small.
Not too big, not too small
Overall Rating: 3.6/5
This is one of these times I don’t feel the rating scale justifies the wings, the reason the score is lower than is should
appear is due to the one sauce selection option.
Once the 100th review is complete (this makes the 93rd if my calculations are correct) I think it may be time
to revamp the rating scale.I’m thinking
of keeping the same categories but putting more weight to certain ones.I’m not the best person when it comes to math
so I may need to consult a mathematician in the near future to see how I could
make this happen.
The Old Triangle is a great spot whether you’re looking
for a bite to eat during lunch or heading for a night out.I will be back in the very near future for more wings and to do my part ensuring the work on the taps was well worth the downtime.
receiving a recommendation to try the wings at Niche Lounge I decided to check
them out on a Tuesday after work, and I didn’t leave disappointed.
is an awesome spot at the bottom of the Maritime Centre with an excellent
atmosphere and a great patio, warm weather can’t come soon enough to take
advantage of that.
menu described the wings as “fresh buttermilk wings, hand breaded”, which only
increased my anticipation to try them.
prices their wings at $10.95/pound. There aren't any wing
specials on offer, however they do haveselect half price
appetizers from 4:00 – 6:30 PM daily (wings not included).
Breading:5/5 – The coating isn’t thick, however that’s
not the goal here. The wings are hand breaded and they do a great
job - flavorful and light with a perfect crisp to it, just the way they
inquired about what the breading consists of and I was told “flour, Cajun spice
and a dash of love”. These are essentials to any breading.
Quality: 5/5 – I
was genuinely impressed with the overall quality and flavor of the wings, fresh
and not greasy.
later learned they are brined for a few hours beforehand, brining is a magical
step to include when preparing wings, it always brings the flavor and juiciness
Selection: 2/5 –
Fairly standard sauce options with Mild, Hot, Sweet Chili or
Barbecue. Based on the quality of the wings I think a couple of unique
sauces would be really nice to see here.
Service: 5/5 – We took a seat at the bar,
menus were handed down and drink orders were taken. The three orders
of wings came out in less than ten minutes (very impressive, almost too
quick). Our server was attentive, never ignored us and
drink refills were offered and happily accepted.
Size: 3/5 – A standard sized wing
which goes back to my theory that bigger wings are generally a bit lower in the
overall quality section. These wings weren’t massive but the quality
Bigger in quality than size
very impressed with the wings at Niche and they have one of the best happy
hours around – an 18 oz. draught is only $3.25 after 4:00 PM every
day. I have a feeling I will be back for many wings and beverages on
the patio in the very near future, if the weather ever decides to co-operate.