"This has been a long time coming. Back in October 2005, yes, LAST year I was in Guelph visiting a friend. Instead of dining at our favourite raw fish establishment, we decided to try something a little more traditional.
You can't get more traditional than chicken wings. The Portly Penguin, an excellent restaurant just a few minutes walk from the University, offers a wide selection of menu items, all of which are hearty meals.
In addition to the wide selection of food, they had a wide selection of wing sauces. How could we choose? Easy, and small order of everything please!
SIZE of WINGS: medium to large (more like penguin wings)
HEAT: Wing King factor? 7/10 very slow to react
WET NAP FACTOR: 1/5
PRICE: 0.59 cents per wing on wing night
SAUCE CHOICE: Mild, Medium, Hot, Suicide, Honey Garlic, Lip-lickinÂsmokyey BBQ Honey Garlic, Lemon Garlic Pepper, Dragon Sauce (Thai hot & sweet), Honey Awesome Honey Garlic, Honey Mustard. (My goodness, they like the honey!)
SIDES: 1 carrot stick, and 1 celery stick per plate of wings
WETNAP: 1 per plate
DEEP FRIED, GRILLED, BATTERED: dusted and deep fried
WING NIGHT: Thursday
Our favourites? The VERY FLAVOURFULL Dragon Sauce and the Lip-lickin smoky BBQ honey garlic. Almost too many flavours to contend with!
The Lemon Garlic Pepper, wasn't too good, and the remaining flavours all tasted the same, kind of like the same annoying trait held by some family relatives."
Reading over Brad's review, this place looks tasty, with lots of flavours to choose from. The question is, when can I join the march to get to Guelph?
The Portly Penguin Tap & Grill
35 Harvard Road, Guelph