A quick Google search of Burlington restaurants that serve chicken wings turns up a number of choices. However, if you are truly a chicken wings fan, you won't order them from a pizza joint or a regular diner – you'll choose an eatery that specializes in wings.
Unfortunately, we've all been served those platters or baskets of wings that just don't make the grade: greasy, bland, soggy, stringy, or slathered in store-brand barbecue sauce. As aficionados of wings know, there's an art to cooking and serving great wings. There are some eateries in Burlington that know how to do it right. Here are a few of the things to look for as you search for the perfect wings!
A Variety of Taste Sensations
One of the considerations that separate a great chicken wings restaurant from a joint that just happens to serve some wings is choice. A good wings restaurant realizes that its customers enjoy different types of wings, different flavours, and different levels of "sauciness.” One Canadian franchise, for example, has created a menu that offers 20 different flavours of wings! Marinades galore and fine spices are used to create sensational tastes. These include:
- Salt & Pepper,
- Mild Dry,
- Medium Dry,
- Hot Sweet Asian,
- Hot & Honey,
- Caribbean Jerk,
- Honey BBQ,
- Chili Lime,
- Mild Saucy,
- Medium Saucy,
- Sweet Asian BBQ,
- Buffalo Ranch,
- Honey Garlic,
- Garlic Parm,
- Hotter than Hell,
- Smoked BBQ Heat, and;
- Authentic Buffalo.
These flavours are rated for heat, on a scale of zero to five. Some are dry spiced, some are very saucy or just slightly sauced, and most have moderate amounts of sauce.
As well, you may be able to choose from types of wings. Some prefer traditional wings, others like boneless. Boneless wings can be used to make other dishes, such as "Wings Poutine,” or salad with sliced chicken wings.
Make sure that the portions are generous. Some restaurants serve a number of wings, others let you order by the pound.
The best Burlington neighbourhood bar and grills offer a "Half-Price Wings” night, and others may offer combo deals – ribs and wings, pitchers of beer and wings, and more . Get the gang together and order your favourite flavours – wings are perfect for sharing. At one 100% proudly Canadian bar and grill, every order of wings comes with a serving of signature fries and Famous Garlic Dill Sauce.
Takeout is another area to explore. Whether you're feeding a few friends or a crowd, consider the takeout wings option
. Large platters of wings may be the perfect addition to your next office event or birthday party!
Burlington has great restaurants – and excellent chicken wings. Eat some wings tonight. You may discover your new favourite eatery!