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!
I have recently been told the Red Fox is the original
founder of the wing craze in Halifax that began back in 1971, (which is a bit
before my time) and that they have the best wings in town. With a comment like that on the blog I had to
try them, so that’s where I ended up tonight.
The Red Fox is a fairly large place with a typical tavern
feel to it. They offer live music,
karaoke and also have a few happy hours every day of the week, you’ll find
regular happy hour, matinee power hour and late night power hours, timing is
Wings are regularly $8.99/10, $15.99/20 or $23.99/30 wings
and wing nights are Wednesday and Thursday, $0.60/wing with ten as the minimum
order (with a drink purchase). You can
also choose between breaded and non-breaded, I went with the breaded of course.
Breading: 3/5 - The wings are advertised as “crispy”, and
they definitely lived up to that. They
are fully coated in a thick crispy breading, almost too crispy actually. The breading snapped off in pieces and was
extra crunchy, but didn’t contain much flavor.
Overall quality: 2/5 – I ordered 15 wings with sauce on
the side, the first few were ok, a bit dry and kind of bland, but not too
bad. The quality of the chicken seemed
to be getting worse wing by wing though, a lot of them included some really
dark meat and a couple had some sort of dark gooey substance that didn’t look
too appealing at all. I hate when that
A lot of dark meat
Sauce selection: 2/5 – Mild, Medium, Hot, Suicide and
Honey Garlic are your choices, I went with hot on the side. This was Dave’s Wing sauce, so not overly hot
but had great flavor as expected.
I noticed the drink menu included a Red Fox ale, so I
wanted to order one of them however I was told they no longer sell that since
it wasn’t very popular. This got me
thinking that it may be nice to see some sort of Red Fox house sauce as an
option, I really enjoy seeing establishments with their own special wing sauce.
I was also informed Dave’s Wing sauce was originally
created at this place, I was unaware of this until a couple of days ago. I think it would be nice to see this on the
menu, or even see a bottle of it on every table, who doesn’t like Dave’s Wing
Service: 3/5 – A couple of minutes after taking a seat
the menus arrived and drink orders were taken.
We weren’t asked how the meal
was, if we wanted anything else or if we needed a drink refill. The server was pleasant and efficient, but
Size: 5/5 – These wings were giant sized, both the
flatties and the drumsticks. However,
this goes back to my point in multiple previous posts, the bigger the wings the
more dark meat they seem to contain.
Overall rating: 3/5
Even though this is where the wing craze in Halifax began
years ago, I don’t believe I would go back just for the wings. I noticed the menu indicates they have the
best burger in town as well, I’m not too sure where the burger craze began, but
perhaps I’ll try one upon my next visit.