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!
Wing Night: Wednesday - $4.99 for 9 or
$8.99 for 25
Regular Price: $8.95 for 9 or $16.95 for
Review Date: June 29th, 2015
Those were the sounds of the good ol
days at Maxwell’s, walking in and finding your way to a table with peanut
shells coating the floor. We would make
sure to stock up on these peanuts at the bar before taking a seat and ordering
the double hamburger with fries for $0.88, the purchase of a $1.89 Plum Pale
Ale was also required of course.
This was normal and expected at that
time, crack open the peanuts and shove the shells to their new found home on
the floor, this place was probably a nightmare for anyone with allergies to
these tasty treats. I imagine they went
through quite a few brooms back then as well.
Needless to say there were good memories
made at this place but enough reminiscing.
After taking a walk by the other evening with my hunger scale on the
high side I figured it was time to take another visit and check out the wings.
The menu lists 9 ‘pieces’ for $8.95 or
25 for $16.95. Pieces? I wasn’t sure what I was getting myself into
but I was assured the wings were good and popular on wing night which is
Wednesday. If you’re brave enough to
order them wing night prices are $4.99 for 9 or $8.99 for 25.
I took a seat at the bar, ordered a
personal sized pitcher and proceeded with my order. I will be sure to never make this mistake
You may need a few of these to wash the wings down
Breading: n/a – No breaded wings here so
this category will not be rated.
Overall Quality: 0/5 – I believe this is
the second time ever that this category has not earned a point. I look for the positive side in everything
but I couldn’t seem to find much here.
To start with, look at these wings! I was in shock. I don’t mind non-split wings so that wasn’t a
problem but they just look bad from the get go.
I understood why they label them as pieces in the menu now, some of
these things don’t really resemble a wing.
Not overly appealing
It doesn’t take a self-proclaimed wing connoisseur
to determine they look quite dried out but while staring in disbelief and thinking about this situation I knew I had to take a bite eventually. They may not be appealing to look at but maybe these will be the best tasting things ever! Well, that was
short lived, I took a bite and almost spit it out.
The chicken did not have a very pleasant
flavor to say the least, it was actually quite horrible. Well they can’t all be that bad so I grabbed
wing number two. That wasn’t any better
so that’s all I had.
Sauce Selection: 1/5 – Hot or Honey
Garlic are your options. I went with the
hot but that didn’t even mask the taste.
I did have sauce on the side as I always do but I’m not even sure if there
would be any improvement if they were coated in sauce. On the positive side of things they sauce dish was a pretty good size.
Service: 2/5 – I arrived around 7:20 on
a Monday so the place wasn’t busy at all but most things seemed to take a bit
longer than they should have.
provided a menu fairly quickly and the drink followed shortly thereafter. I took a quick look at the menu, closed it
and placed it aside but it seemed to take a bit before my order was
placed. The wings eventually arrived, I
tried two and pushed the plate of side.
They sat there for quite some time before anyone came over.
Once the server came over to check on me she
asked how they were and I was honest.
She was cool and there was no charge for the wings on my bill
thankfully. I would have liked to have stayed
for another beer but decided that wasn’t a good idea and promptly
Size: 1/5 – This category earns a point
because there was meat on the pieces. Not
much, but there was some there.
Not even sure what to say here
Overall rating: 1/5 (4 points earned over 4 categories rated)
Well, I am glad that experience is
over. It’s unfortunate that this one
didn’t fall in to the good memory category but you can’t win em all.
Perhaps this was an off night, their
supplier changed, someone grabbed the soup stock instead of the right pieces, I
don’t know what happened but I really hope this isn’t the same wing experience
everyone has here.
I do have so say that Maxwell’s does
have some excellent specials (food and drink) every day of the week. Where else can you find a pound of mussels
for $2.99 on a Sunday or $24.99 for 80 oz. of different draught selections
every night of the week?
Now I’m curious. Have you had the wings at Maxwell’s
lately? If so, how did you like
them? There must be some Maxwell’s wing
fans out there and I’d love to hear from you.
I’m sure I’ll be back to Maxwell’s someday down the road, but next time
I’ll be sure to stick with the drink menu.