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Pounding 40 40-cent wings at The Pint!

So we’re hanging out at The Pint, this massive new sports bar just a Darwin Barney groundout away from the Rogers Centre. If you can’t make it to the game, this place seems like a pretty good place to watch it, with like 57 TVs, a whole buncha sports photos, and 40 different kinds of wings, bro! And on Wing Wednesdays, those wings are just 40 cents each!!!!

This means you can get one regular order of wings (10 wings, or a pound) for four bucks, but at that price, I don’t want just 10 wings—I can probably eat at least 40!

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Now, they don’t let you do one flavour per wing—instead it’s one flavour per pound. So I started off with some Kansas City BBQ wings along with a pound of Montreal Spiced. The KC wings had a little smoke, and quite a bit of heat, while the dry-rubbed Montreal wings were crispy, crunchy and just a little spicy.

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After eating 20 wings to start, I knew I still had room for more, so I doubled down with some Guinness BBQ wings and some Pineapple Curry wings. The Guinness wings tasted like they put Bull’s Eye Guinness BBQ sauce on them, which is not an unpleasant flavour.

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But the pineapple curry might have been my personal favourite. You’ve got some sweetness from the pineapple sauce, and a pretty good hit of curry powder…I could probably polish off 40 of these alone! (Maybe next Wednesday?)

 

Smokin’ some wings @ 420 Smokehouse

Happy 420, dudes! We’re hanging out at 420 Smokehouse, this friendly neighbourhood bar & grill appropriately located at 420 Parliament Street. (And here you was thinking this joint was a head shop!) Now, this place does NOT do Texas-style barbecue—there ain’t no beef brisket on the menu, bro! But if you’re into chicken ‘n ribs, they’ve got you covered. And they’re serving up a pound of smoked wings for just 12 bucks:

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Now, I’ve had some smoked chicken wings before where you really get a ton of smoky flavour—but that’s not the case here. After taking ‘em outta the smoker, they stick these ones in the deep fryer…which is how you’re normally supposed to make wings, anyways. And while it sounded like it would be awesome, the 420 Wellington Ale BBQ sauce didn’t add much of a kick. I’d say these wings were pretty much on par with St. Louis Bar & Grill.

But hey, on the plus side, they’re serving up pints of Pickup Truck Pilsner for just 6 bucks until 7 pm! You KNOW there’s something ‘bout a truck, bro!!!!

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