Sunday, 16 April 2006


[PLEASE NOTE: Biddy Mulligans has entered the Dead Pool and is now closed. RIP]
(not the actual restaurant front, but close - is this global chain?)

After a long morning of hitting the streets apartment hunting, running on no food, Dude and I needed to re-fuel. We were in what is called Centretown and started pub hunting. One pub was closed. Then we went to "Wings & Subs" (or some such name) but it was too sketch. We ended up at Biddy Mulligan's, and boy was that the right choice!

As the saying goes, 'if it walks like a duck, and it quacks like a duck, it must be a duck'. Biddy's walked like a pub, quacks like a pub, yeah it was a pub. The biggest highlight was our waitress, a Scottish lass who was super friendly (taking time to show Dude good places to look to live in in Ottawa).

I didn't get wings by themselves, I got a platter, which is supposed to be for 2, but I say 4. I had so much leftovers, I had them for 3 more 'meals' for the rest of the weekend!


SIZE of WINGS: large
HEAT: hot 8/10, suicide 6/10 (yes you read that right)
PRICE: $8 for 10 wings, $17 for 'nearly 3 pounds', $12 for my platter


SAUCE CHOICE: mild/medium/hot/suicide (didn't write the rest down, sorry!)
SIDES: it was a platter, hard to guess
WETNAP: 2!!!!
DEEP FRIED, GRILLED, BATTERED: dusted, then deep fried
WING NIGHT: none advertised
OTHER: great platter!

I went straight to the wings on this bad boy platter. These dusted wings were slightly cooked too long (a little charred tasted) but overall meaty, juicy and hot. The sauce was 3rd Degree (I'd recognize it anywhere!), so it had a flavourful bite. The suicide on the other hand was a dark, almost looking like a balsamic vinegar and pan 'jus' with some pepper, and it tasted . . . well like not much at all. It was less hot than the "hot". Again, I was glad I ordered it on the side.

The platter itself was great. Onion rings, zucchini sticks, potato skins, chicken fingers and wings, with plum sauce, sour cream, and ranch dipping sauces. As I said, this was for 2 people, but it was just a mountain of food. Dude ordered a sub I almost ordered first, Steak/Ham/Bacon with mozzarella melted on top, with fries (which were also good). It too was a monster of a sandwich.

So in the end, Biddy's was your standard pub, friendly waitress, good wings and great platter and sub. If I was craving a lot of food, I would definitely be hitting this place in our nations capital.

Biddy Mulligan's Pub
303 Bank Street

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

ahhh Jackie...the waitress with the hottest accent ever *sigh*