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!
Well, the golf season is almost over and my least
favorite season will soon be upon us.
I’m glad to say that I made it out golfing a lot this year and I spent a
bit of time at the Lake Loon driving range practicing my shots as well (even though
I can’t seem to correct that damn slice I have with my driver).
It was a bit on the cold side for any form of golfing
activity on Thursday but I went to Lake Loon anyway, this time to try the
wings in the Pub. We arrived a little after 6:00 PM
and I was surprised to see how busy this place was, that’s usually a good
indication in my books. It's not an overly large place but it does contain a pool table and a couple of big screen TV's (although I'm not sure if they turn up the volume for any specific games that are on).
Wings are regularly $8.99/12 wings, $16.99/25 wings or
$29.99/50 wings and are $0.50/wing on Thursday and Friday, minimum order is five wings (I originally said ten but I was mistaken).
Breading: 4/5 – The wings were coated with a full crispy
Overall quality: 3/5 – The biggest problem with these
wings was the amount of dark meat, wings are supposed to be white meat. Other than that they were cooked well and had
a good flavour to them.
Looks good on the outside. Whoever said it's the inside that counts is incorrect.
Sauce selection: 4/5 – This place had the biggest sauce
selection list that I’ve seen in a while – Mild, Medium, Hot, X-tra Hot, Honey
Garlic, Sweet & Sour, Sweet Chili, BBQ, Blue Cheese and a house sauce –
Lake Loon Hoagie.
I love to see places with their own sauce and I learned
it was just the Mild and Honey Garlic combined (I was hoping for something more
than two sauces combined), I went with it anyway but found it just tasted like
ketchup, I had higher expectations for a house sauce. Keep in mind this category is rated based on
the number of sauces offered, not by how good they are.
Service: 5/5 – I was very impressed with the service,
especially for how busy this place was.
The waitress came over as soon as we sat down, took our drink orders,
told us about the specials and was very polite and personable. I also asked about a dry spice option since there wasn't one on the menu, and she was able to hook me up with some dry Cajun! The food took less than 20 minutes to arrive
and drink refills were offered. Service
really couldn’t have been any better.
Size: 3/5 – These were fairly standard sized wings.
Average sized wings.
Overall rating: 3.8/5
As a side note I am happy to report that wet naps were
It’s going to be a long few months before I’ll be back on
the driving range but I may go out of my way to get some wings at Lake Loon
during the off season.