SIZE of WINGS: medium, but a healthy medium
HEAT: 5/10 (for the side hot sauce)
WET NAP FACTOR: 3/5 for the wet wings
PRICE: $7.99 for 12, $13.99 25, $19.99 for 40
SAUCE CHOICE: mild, medium, hot and honey garlic (I think)
SIDES: dipping sauce (ranch, sour cream, etc)
DEEP FRIED, GRILLED, BATTERED: DF, BAKED, BATTERED
WING NIGHT: there is one, but its a random special, not a particular night
OTHER: free refills on Pepsi!
So how were they? Surprisingly good. I wasn't expecting much. In fact, I was expecting tiny wings. As for the flavours . . .
these were the weakest of the pack. There was no real coating of flavour to speak of. I used the sour cream (ya, I wouldn't put the two together normally) to dip, then sour cream and extra hot sauce I requested later.
Tasty. They didn't have any real heat to speak of. Could have been a bit more crispy. The sauce had a hint of a sweet bbq to it.
Thats how they described them, and thats how they tasted. Ok they weren't exactly the same, these were quite mild in relation to spices, but the texture and the hint of 7 herbs and spices was there. The unexpected surprise of the night.
Nee was shocked by her super fries and chicken fingers as well. We compared them to the Wing House chicken fingers, which were terrible and simple frozen. Although we thought these might be frozen chicken fingers, they were definetly high-end ones if they were. As Nee put it, "now this is what chicken fingers is supposed to look like."
For the non-wing lover, the menu here has lots of options. Most interestingly, the burger selection has some great favourites, as well as some crazy designs - fajita burger? craft macaroni burger (their spelling not mine)? Nutella burger?
So our experience at Red Charcoal was very good overall. Our waiter gave us privacy, but was more than happy to help or meet a request. We were even offered fruit salad on the house! But alas, we were both stuffed. Do I recommend the wings? I do and I recommend trying all three styles. So the food was good, the service good, the mood was good - so whats the problem?
The place was empty and thats how I usually see it - I'm afraid this place is going to suffer the curse of the pizza joint and Quiznos before it. So please, show some support, try the wings, or the fingers and prevent another tragedy of a small friendly restaurant from possible closure.
3.5 out of 5 flappers overall
138 Dundas Street West