Monday, 10 July 2006


RIP - The Honest Lawyer is now CLOSED

Oy ye Oy ye, the court is now in session

Spending some time with LJ ment taking advantage of all the wing joints that Windsor has to offer. One might ask, "Windsor has something to offer?" but Windsor does have some things going on for it.

There's the casino (with a great buffet), the border, some hard working people, and a lot of bars. Because of the large student population, the many many many bars compete with each other - which is good for the consumer. This competition has also brought about at least one wing night a week - everyday of the week. Having done my research and influencing LJ enough, we were off to the Honest Lawyer.

Ironically enough, the Honest Lawyer is a popular hang out for law students at UW. Sitting below a movie theatre in the heart of Windsor's barland, this pub has a small outdoor/but underground patio. Inside, there are big tv screens, pool tables, punching bag games, a small bowling lane and other electronic games to keep the crowd entertained.
With it being summer, the crowd was at a minimum. Unfortunately, almost everyone that was at the bar were on the patio, leaving us without service for quite some time.

Now we came on a Monday night for a particular reason - wings. But why here and not elsewhere for wings? Because it was all you can eat wing night.
SIZE of WINGS: medium to large
HEAT: 5/10 for hot
PRICE: $5.93 for 6 wings, $9.72 for 12 wings & fries, $16.87 for 24


SAUCE CHOICE: 1st Degree/2nd Degree/3rd Degree/Sweet Baby Jay BBQ/jerk/Cajun
SIDES: veggies and ranch dip
WETNAP: 2 and napkins
DEEP FRIED, GRILLED, BATTERED: dusted then deep fried
WING NIGHT: Monday nights, $9.99 all-you-can-eat with drink purchase
OTHER: free refills on pop!

After waiting for a long time for the wings to arrive, it was well worth the wait. Crispy, saucy and juicy inside, these were good wings. And the fact that they just kept coming made me very happy. Why doesn't Toronto have this?
I ordered 2 different types of wings. My first batch was 3 Degree, my old friend. Although it seemed to be altered slightly (not as hot as I usually find it) it was still tasty. (See pic above)

My second batch were the Sweet Baby Jay BBQ sauce wings. They were not without their charm, but not amazing. There wasn't enough tang or bbq flavour and all I could think about was ordering the 3rd Degree again. If I ever get a chance to come back, I think I would try the cajun, and also see if they have anything hotter than 3rd Degree.
After 3 orders, or 36 wings later, I was done. I suppose I could have gone the distance had I not had a larger lunch, but I think 36 was enough. LJ ordered a flatbread dish that was tasty, and we got an order of fries to share (see 2nd pic in the blog). The fries came in a neat cone and were crispy and still had the skins on them. There was also a flavoured mayo dip with them that was really good as well.

On a final note, it has been suggested that I give an actual rating for the wings, and I agree. However I started to think about it and realized this is somewhat difficult for several reasons. There are different types of wings, and while I trumpet traditional Buffalo style hot wing, a crispy bbq wing or even a Chinese style wing may still be good. Also, how does one go about rating them exatly: a point base system? 2 wings up? the good the bad and the ugly? For now I'm going to go with a 1-5 wing rating and see how this works. 1 being a terrible wing and 5 being excellent. A 3 will be good, but not great. And because I hate pinning things down, your odd .5 might show up as well.
So how did the Honest Lawyer shape up? Well, average size wings, good sauce but not hot enough, nice coating and all you can eat, I don't need a jury to judge these wings a 4 out of 5.

The Honest Lawyer
300 Ouellette Ave, Windsor On (and other locations)

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