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!
It’s been some time since my last review and I have been
craving wings lately, but I didn’t feel like paying full price for wings on a
Tuesday night. The selection of wing
nights around Halifax on a Tuesday isn’t very large and I wanted to try
somewhere that I haven’t reviewed. That
meant it was time for wings at the Lions Head, they are $0.40/wing after 4:30
PM on Tuesday’s and are ordered in batches of 10.
Breading: 3/5 – This was the best part of the wing. Not a lot of flavor but it was thick enough
to come off in pieces when digging into them, sometimes it’s nice to rip into a
wing and have a good chunk of breading to dunk in the sauce. I’m a huge fan of breaded wings and they had
a nice coating to them, which was a lot more consistent than the size.
Overall quality: 2/5 – There is a fine line when it comes
to cooking chicken, that line is in the middle of pink and gooey or
overcooked. These wings were fairly
crisp and a bit overcooked which led to them being a little dry in parts, but
that’s always better than undercooked in my opinion. I also found the wings to contain a lot of
really dark looking meat for some reason, not too appealing.
The breading was the best part.
Not an appealing looking wing.
Sauce selection: 2/5 – Sauces included mild, medium, hot,
suicide, honey BBQ and honey garlic. I
went with 20 wings and hot on the side, the heat started to set in pretty good
about half way through them, the sauce was great.
Service: 5/5 – I arrived around 7:30 and I was lucky enough
to meet up with a couple of people that already had a booth, otherwise I’m not
sure if there were any tables left. I
thought it would have taken a while for us to order but I was really surprised
with how quick the service was. Drink
refills were offered a few times, and it’s always nice when they remember what
you were drinking.
Size: 3/5 – The
wings were pretty inconsistent when it comes to size. A few bigger wings and a few really small
wings all mixed together. I would have
enjoyed seeing more meat on the flatties.
Not as big as it looks.
Overall rating: 3/5
The hot sauce was enjoyable and the breading was pretty
good, but the wings were a bit too dry and the chicken was overly dark for my
liking. I have some other places in mind
for my next few wing adventures, but I was glad to finally try the Lions
As a side note - wings can potentially be a fairly messy
meal, it was nice to see a lot of napkins on the table but it would have been
nice to see some wet naps around too, those things should be an automatic accessory
included with the order for any place that serves wings. Same goes for an empty wing basket or bucket,
one for wings to eat and a separate one to throw the remainders in.