Thursday, August 30, 2012

Fryerless at the Foggy Goggle
902 444 1414
1667 Argyle St, Halifax
Wing Night: n/a
Regular Price: $12/pound
Review Date: August 24th, 2012
Rating: 2.75/5

I decided to head down to Argyle Street a few days ago during a sunny Friday evening and ended up at the Foggy Google to try the Baked Foggin’ Wings.  This was my first time here and like other places on Argyle they have a little patio out front which was full, so I headed on inside to grab some wings.  It was interesting to notice that everything on the menu is baked, which is probably why the order seemed to take a while to arrive but provided enough time to enjoy a few drinks. 

I was glad to see that happy hour was until 7:00 PM so a beer was quickly ordered, which is an excellent beverage to consume while patiently waiting for wings to arrive.  I’m a fan of tequila so I decided to switch it up and order a margarita once the beer was gone.  It was a little on the pricey side at $9.75 and was probably one of the most poorly constructed margaritas I’ve ever had.  Maybe I’m too picky or I’ve been watching too much of that Bar Rescue show recently but I’m used to a different type of margarita than this, especially for that price.   
A sad looking margarita.
Wings are $9.75 and they don’t have a wing night.  Sauce on is also mandatory. 

Breading: n/a – Breading was not an option so this category will not be rated. 

Overall quality: 3/5 – They were cooked, free from dark tinges and featherless which are all excellent qualities but they weren’t overly juicy and the chicken didn’t contain a lot of flavor. 
Sauce on with a side of spinach.
Sauce selection: 1/5 – Your choices of sauce include Foggin’ sauce (which I was told is sweet Teriyaki), Organic Apple Cider BBQ or Hot.  I went with the Foggin’ sauce since I always love to try house sauces but I wasn’t overly impressed with it. 

As you may know, I’m a fan of sauce on the side, so that’s what I asked for.  Our waitress said she wasn’t sure if that was an option or not and went to the kitchen to find out if that would be allowed, I was disappointed when she returned and said the sauce must be on. 

I was kind of curious as to why sauce on the side is not permitted, I was told the reason is that “They just look really weird without the sauce on".  I appreciate the honesty, but really?  I’m glad this isn’t a standard procedure at other establishments or ordering sauce on the side as we know it could be a thing of the past. 

Service: 4/5 – I was impressed with the service from the moment I walked in until I left still intrigued about the mandatory “sauce on” rule.  We were greeted quickly with menus, the waitresses were very nice and the drinks were extremely fast to arrive. 

The service was the best part of the experience for sure and the only problem was that it took close to 25 minutes for the food to arrive, which seemed a bit long but I know it’s a lot quicker to deep fry a wing than to bake it and I’m sure it’s healthier too and people care about that sort of stuff, but I don’t, give me a deep fried wing any day.  

Size: 3/5 – The wings were a bit on the smaller side and didn’t contain a lot of meat. 
Average sized wing.
Overall rating: 2.75/5 (based on a total score of 11 and divided by the four categories they were rated on)

There are a lot of establishments on Argyle Street, and next time I’m craving some wings I’ll stop in at another place to try them, and maybe even a margarita while I’m at it.  

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