So with that goal in mind my friend and I found ourselves sitting down at what was then the number one spot to have wings in Calgary, as voted by hotwings readers.
We started with the obligatory Caesar, which was fine but nothing special. I don’t know what differentiates a good Caesar from a bad one, but it’s funny how all of know a good one when we see it. Perhaps it’s just a formula – X amount of clamato, a dab of horseradish, a hint of lemon juice, but a well made drink is a sign of beauty that we can all recognize. This one was drinkable but unmemorable.
We also shared a pound of wings and the wonton crusted jumbo shrimp. I was underwhelmed with both. They were fine, I hate writing such a bland review, but there was just nothing there to elevate them out of averageness. The wings seemed oven baked, which is fine when done right, but ours were on the dry side. The flavors were decent, the size good. But there was nothing there to distinguish them from any other decent wings in the city. No special sizzle, no extra moisture, no subtle or bold sauce to keep you reaching for more. As of today’s writing they lost their number one spot, and are humming along at number four. Nothing to scoff at, but definitely no top honors.