Nothing guarantees you a good time like heading out for a night of exciting sports, delicious beers, and great people. After a busy day at work it's nice to be able to kick back and enjoy a homey atmosphere surrounded by other sports aficionados where you can put your feet up and relax. And nothing goes better with this kind of evening then the delicious chicken wings found in Ottawa
Just Gotta Wing It
Ironically, the chicken wing was considered a part of poultry to be discarded for a very long time until the 60's when it was prepared by the owner of the Anchor Bar for her son and friends by taking the wing, dipping it in sauce, and frying it to perfection. The result was an instant hit and now chicken wings are a stable food when visiting a pub or sports bar. Interesting to think that our relatives growing up in the 1950's wouldn't even have had the concept in their heads of an appetizer that we now couldn't imagine being without. So popular are they in present day in fact that they have branched out into a wide variety of flavours and styles to suit individual tastes. When looking for an establishment to call your home away from home in Ottawa, places like St. Louis Bar and Grill are the top choice for a great time at a reasonable price. They also boast 20 flavours of sauce which can range in intensity anywhere from mild for those who simply enjoy the chicken itself to "suicide” hot for those who are feeling bold and wild.
Followed by a refreshing pint of frosty ale, nothing hits the spot better! For those of us who love the taste of chicken wings
but not the bones that come with them, you can now order boneless wings in a number of restaurants.
Not All Wings are Created Equal
The truth is, with so many people making wings these days you're bound to run into a place that doesn't know how to make them very well. Look for establishments with a solid reputation and also which offer wings as a main feature instead of something on the back of the menu. Take a look at the people working around you and gage how much they seem to like their job. Happy people who work in an environment which wings are a large part of (like sports bars) will make the best-tasting treats because you don't need Gordon Ramsey to prepare your snacks, just someone who has as much passion for them as you do!