Back at home on break, took a day out with my good buddy Mr Pankratz. We headed out to Springfield to check out a graveyard. (this is a common past time for the two of us). With the graveyard being small and with little interesting markers, we decided to drive on over to London and catch dinner and a movie in the Forrest City, London.
Mr Pankratz lived in London while he was attending teachers college a few years ago. He wanted to introduce me to a great restaurant that he had frequented while there. So we went there. Bernies Bar and Grill: this friendly, modern family diner looked like it would serve great home-cooked style food with big portions, and boy did it. As seen above, Mr P ordered the burrito - a giant mass of Mexican goodness. I, of course, got wings.
SIZE of WINGS: medium to small
WET NAP FACTOR: 3 /5
PRICE: $9.99 for 1lb, $13.99 for 2lb, (about 8 in a pound)
SAUCE CHOICE: mild/medium/hot/suicide/ultimate suicide/honey garlic
SIDES: fresh cut fries, garden salad or potato
WETNAP: can't remember
DEEP FRIED, GRILLED,
BAKED, BATTERED: lightly dusted, deep fried
WING NIGHT: Monday & Tuesday 1/2 price
The wings at first had a nice crunch to them, due to the light dusting they endured. They weren't drenched in sauce, but they did quickly lose that crunch and get slightly soggy.The wing was a medium size at best, but the meatiness of the chicken was a bit rubbery.
The hot sauce on the wings was not hot. It was almost a bbq sauce. I ordered a side of ULTIMATE suicide. If you are going to call a hot sauce ULTIMATE SUICIDE, I should not even be able to breathe clearly in its presence. This was disappointing. It was also very peppery rather than spicy, but it was a good taste, relatively.
I think if I was to go back, I would try any number of dishes that sounded delicious on the menu. Mr Pankratz's burrito looked damn good and filling. The best part of the wings was the sides available, and who can resist fresh cut fries? The wings were good, but they would only be really worth while on wing nights.
*** out of ***** flappers
Oh, and as for the movie - the theatre was ridiculously packed, so Mr Pankratz and I returned home and watched a copy of West Side Story, the musical the two of us were in in High School. Oh ya, I was that cool.
Bernies Bar and Grill
685 Adelaide Street North