An unexpected guest dropped in Wednesday and after seeing a film (see review of CRANK HERE) . Dude and I decided wings were in order - but where to go on this hump day night?
Having remembered my enjoyment of my wings during Taste of the Danforth, Gabby's seemed to be a good choice. Not to far away, the only thing that might have been daunting was the crowds.
Fortunately, we got there with little competitions for seats on the side patio, but I did have to battle with a crappy chair that I quickly replaced. To our surprise, it was wing night, making it a great night for our deep fried desires.
SIZE of WINGS: small to medium (there were a few pidgeon wings)
WET NAP FACTOR: 4/5
PRICE: $7.99 single (9), $13.10 double (17), $18.99 party (28)
SAUCE CHOICE: mild/medium/hot/suicide/BBQ/honey garlic
SIDES: veggies and dip
WETNAP: yes 3 for the two of us
DEEP FRIED, GRILLED, BATTERED: deep fried
WING NIGHT: Monday AND Wednesday 1/2 price! with the purchase of a drink
Did these wings hit the spot. Classic buffalo style of wings that had a great crispy skin. It did not take me long to tear into these little suckers. And with the wings half price, I was in heaven. I ordered Hot with a side of Suicide (I asked for half and half, but they said they couldn't do that. Fine, I'll order suicide on the side). The hot was not really, but after eating several wings a tingle did develop on the lips (I love that feeling!). The suicide seemed to be a cooled down version of PAIN, so it had a bite, but memories of stomach churning kept me away.
Dude seemed to enjoy his wings as well, but at mild, they were burning his lips. There was a time that Dude had a heat immunity built up where he was almost on the verge of suicide. But that's long gone now.
Gabby's is a chain across the GTA and was a popular haunt in my undergrad days, and I always have fond memories of the wings there. It wasn't my favourite (although some seemed to think it was) but it was always good. This particular location had a good sized patio, but it wasn't a great patio.
Overall the heat was weak but the flavour was to savour. MMMMM mmmmmmm!
309 King Street West (and other locations)