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!
spending too much time at my favorite establishments indulging in wings and
beer over the summer I decided the new review hiatus must come to an end. The break wasn’t really planned at all, it
Thursday ‘new to me’ wings were on the horizon, @RichYule, @HalifaxRetales and I ended up at Staggers for
the 96th review. It’s a
little pub located on Portland St. in downtown Dartmouth with a limited draught selection
(I’ve never been one to say no to Moosehead) but big on service.
opinion all pubs should be equipped with at least one pool table so I was very
glad to see one here and I took full advantage of it after the meal. I don’t mind sharing but more than one pool
cue would be a nice addition.
this place isn’t overly large they have a little spot for open mic (and other
entertainment I assume), it was nice to see Jeff Bonang strumming away and
belting out some tunes.
is Thursday at $0.50/wing, any other day and you’re looking at
$10.95/pound. I’ve also heard they have
some great lunch specials but I have yet to participate, that may change soon.
n/a – Breading is not an option so this category will not be rated.
Quality: 4/5 – The wings arrived and didn’t look overly impressive but that
tone changed quickly after the first couple of bites.
Un-breaded with a great crispiness factor
wings can be a hit or miss when it comes to the exterior, a little on the burnt
side or slimy but these wings had the perfect crispiness to them. The meat had a decent flavor and they managed
to be moist while lacking grease and didn’t even contain any residual
feathers. Needless to say I was pretty
Selection: 2/5 – A standard mix of sauces including Mild, Medium, Hot, Honey
Garlic, Sweet Thai Chili and BBQ are your options.
I ordered my
sauce on the side but noticed some sort of sweetness to the wings for some
reason and wasn’t sure where this was coming from. I later learned when sauce is ordered on the
side they toss them in a secret blend of dry spice to give them that little
extra flavor. I was glad to hear this
because it made a huge difference to me, I’d like to see this mentioned on the
– Their Facebook page mentions great service but I believe that is an
understatement. With one person working
the bar and serving the food I was very impressed with how quick wings and
multiple beverages arrived.
polite and never seemed bothered anytime we ordered an extra beer (and there
were a few) even though we were one of the furthest tables away from the bar. That may not sound like a big deal but I’m
sure everyone has been in a situation where you feel like you’re more of a
bother than anything, but this didn’t happen here.
Size: 4/5 – Each
wing contained a pretty good portion of meat.
Pretty good sized wings
breading is my preferred way to go I would be more than happy to stop in to
Staggers whenever I’m around the area again for a pound of wings and a cold
Moosehead to wash them down. I’m sure I’ll
also try my luck at a game of pool afterwards, and I won’t mind sharing the