Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Boneheads - A class of it's own

902 407 4100
Wing Night: n/a
Regular Price: $9.99/pound
Review Date: March 12th, 2011
Rating: n/a

I’ve heard a lot of talk recently about the wings at Boneheads so of course I had to try them (thanks to @checkraiseNS).  I was told in advance via Twitter that these were not the “typical” type of wing that I prefer, but I have to say when it comes to jumbo non breaded wings, Boneheads knows what they’re doing. 

The wings are $8.99 – I’m not sure how many wings were included but it appeared to be over a pound. 

Breading: n/a - These wings are not breaded, the nice full Smokey flavor really made up for it though. 

Overall quality: 5/5 – I’ve never had a Southern Smoked wing before, but this is exactly as I had pictured they would be.  These are full non split wings and cooked perfectly, the chicken was tender and basically fell off the bone. 

Sauce: n/a – I really have to give the sauce selection category a n/a.  These are not the type of wings you need (or want) sauce for.  If you want more flavor than what’s already smoked into the wing, than you can use any of the three sauces you’ll find on the table – Southern Gold, Smokehouse Sweet and Southern Red, I tried all three and loved them all.  
They all tasted great

Service: n/a - You just walk up and place your order, easy as that. 

Size: 5/5 - These are truly jumbo wings, a bit more work to eat than regular little wings, but every bite of chicken was well worth the effort. 
That's a big wing
As you may have noticed, three out of the five categories are not rated.  I had a difficult time with this because Boneheads is not a “wing night” type destination (most places I go to have at least one wing night a week and the majority of the people there on those nights are there for wings). 

These wings are more of a gourmet wing as far as I’m concerned, so I didn’t think it would be fair to rate them in all the same categories as most other places I go so I am unable to provide an overall rating comparing them with everywhere else. 

Boneheads is unique and in a class of it's own, I can’t wait to go back and try some other items on the menu.  However, if I ever venture to other “BBQ” type establishments with wings, I will be sure to use the same categories.  


  1. I decided that for my 18th birthday present from my mom, we should try some of the BBQ you get to see on the Food Network. Theres only a few places in Halifax/surrounding area, Boneheads being one, Q is another that I've yet to try but not heard great things about.

    We ordered the wings, in addition to the 'Pit Boss Sampler' which is basically a huge plate of BBQ'd meat with a few sides (the beans were outstanding, they have little bits of rib end meat in them. Sweet potato chips were my mom's pick since we split the huge thing, they were alright too.).

    Before i hit anything on the Pit Boss, I dug into the wings (which i had to myself by the way, my mom is on some sort of anti-gluten rampage lately and insisted that the wings must have SOME sort of wheat product in the rub). The wings were probably the second best thing i ate that day. They were so smokey and huge, but still so moist and meaty. They don't really seem hot when you start on them either, but they really give a kick after you're into them. I'm really big into crazy hot wings, but i wasn't expecting that with these - they left a pleasant little fire in my mouth anyway, which was a nice surprise.

    For anyone else that goes to Boneheads, or even you - Wingman - when you decide to return, get the "Southside Links." When I went to try the food network-esqe BBQ experience i figured the pulled pork or especially the brisket would top my list, but I was shocked when I tasted the links. I didn't figure that the sausage would catch my interest so much, but its probably one of the most delicious things I've had in a long time.

    I'm not usually a fan of ANY sausage either, the taste is usually alright on most but the bone fragments/grizzly bits that often wind up in Italian style links is offsetting. The 'Southside Links' at Boneheads were silky smooth all the way through. They had a taste I'm not able to accurately describe, but there was a bit of a sweetness to them that just made them delicious. They're also brushed with the 'Kickin' Red' sauce during cooking I believe - so they get a nice caramelized layer of that on the outside. The Kickin' Red was my favorite sauce available at Boneheads too, and I would definitely recommend dipping your links in it when you eat 'em.

    Anyone who put the time in to read the novel I just wrote, thanks for reading :P


  2. Hey Kyle,

    Excellent comments. Besides the wings I'm also a big fan of the brisket, pulled pork sandwiches and the sweet potato chips they have. I'm going back to Boneheads very soon to try the ribs, and after reading your comments, looks like I need to try the Southside Links too, can't wait. Thanks.

  3. Hey Kyle,

    Thanks for taking the time to write all the really great comments and delicious descriptions!(FYI for your Mom there are no gluten products in the rub on the wings, just spices and seasonings - but you may not want to tell her cause then you'd have to share!)Looking forward to you seeing you again soon!

  4. Hey Wingman,
    Thanks for the great review! Great blog and always interesting to read about where to go for wings in Halifax. May you always have cold beer and hot wings! Cheers!