Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Fishy at the Rodeo

(A bit late posting this) - I decided to go to the Rodeo for St. Patrick ’s Day wings as I figured it would be impossible to get a seat anywhere downtown Halifax, but there was plenty of room at the Rodeo. 

$10.95 will get you a pound of wings and a pitcher of beer.  If you don’t want beer with your wings then they are $0.33/each. 
They don't look as fishy as they tasted.
Breading: 3/5 – The wings had a fairly crisp breading but nothing out of the ordinary.   

Overall quality: 1/5 – Oddly enough they had a “fishy” type taste to them, and I wasn’t the only one who thought that.  I assume they are cooked in the same fryer as the fish, but I can probably assume a lot of places do that? 
But still, I’ve never noticed that taste on any wing I’ve had before, and fishy tasting wings are not on the top of my list.  The chicken also had a rubbery texture to it.  Maybe these wings were from some new hybrid chicken/fish species?  I really hope that doesn’t catch on if that is the case.

Sauce selection: 3/5 - A fairly standard sauce selection and nothing really creative.  The seven choices were mild, medium, hot, honey garlic, Thai, Cajun and BBQ.  With a place like this you would almost assume they should have some sort of homemade signature sauce.  I feel this may have been an opportunity for them to stand out a bit. 

Service: 3/5 – I arrived a bit later in the evening and the rest of the group had already finished eating but so it took a little bit before we were served, but once the order was in it didn’t take very long for the wings to arrive. 

Size: 3/5 – Your average size for wings, not too small and not giant sized. 

Total rating: 2.6/5

I’m hoping the fishy chicken flavor was some sort of random incident, so based on that I would like to come back here and give them another try, maybe by then they’ll have a more unique sauce selection hopefully.  

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