Do you want the best chicken wings right now?
Sometimes you just feel like chicken wings and you can pretty much get them anywhere, but they are definitely not all created equal! So, what makes the perfect wing? Truth is, it’s like asking what makes the perfect beer, or the perfect cheese – it’s really up to individual preference.
Most people do tend to agree that wings should have a nice crisp exterior, be plump, juicy, cooked thoroughly and sauced just right.
Buffalo, New York is credited as the home of the hot wing – hence the name buffalo wings. Authentic buffalo wings are deep fried with no coating and then tossed in a hot sauce. Wings have evolved from something born in the East and found only in pubs to a staple found on almost every restaurant menu. They are battered, breaded and coated in as many types of sauces as chefs can dream up with popular options being hot sauces, BBQ and honey garlic.
We polled our readers and compiled their recommendations listed alphabetically below and if they’ve got a chicken wing special, we’ll let you know!
Crooked Goose Bistro, 4136 Wilkinson Road, Saanich
Special: $11.00/lb daily from 2:30 until 5:30 and 9:00 pm to close
Dickens Public House (formerly Charles Dickens Pub), 2280 Beacon Avenue, Sidney
Special: $0.50 each; minimum of 10; available all-day Tuesday
Flying Otter Grill, 950 Wharf Street, Victoria
Special: $0.70 after 4 pm Wednesday; minimum of 10
Hecklers Bar & Grill, 123 Gorge Road East, Victoria
Special: $0.45 each – orders of 10; available after 4 pm Wednesday and all day Sunday
Jack’s Place at Bear Mountain, 2020 Country Club Way, Langford
Special: $7.50/10; open until close Thursday
The Mint, 1414 Douglas Street, Victoria
Special: $14/lb daily
Sticky Wicket (at the Strathcona), 919 Douglas Street, Victoria
Special: $10/10 wings +draft beer Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 3 pm to 5 pm and 9 pm to 11 pm
Family friendly (Big Bad John’s, Distrikt Nightclub, the Clubhouse and Rooftop Patio venues are 19+)
Tartan Toque, 1507 Pandora Avenue, Victoria
Special: $9.99/lb; $5.99/half order; $1.50 off per pound on Wednesdays
*This restaurant received the most recommendations from my readers
Waddling Dog Bar and Grill (at the Quality Inn), 2476 Mt Newton Cross Road, Saanichton
Special: $0.55 each; minimum 10 per flavour Wednesday 4 pm to close; every day 9 pm to close
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