Many many weeks ago, let's say one month ago it was my birthday, and on my birthday I traveled to Ottawa to be with LJ and to do some feasting. And feasting I did. The one place I was really looking forward to going was a trip down to the US for some excellent wings.
We popped down to Watertown New York - do a little shopping and of course to do a little eating. Most of the shopping I do is getting cherry flavoured beverages that I can't get back in Canada - you know, Cherry Coke, Cherry Coke Zero, Wild Cherry Pepsi, even Black Cherry Schweppes Ginger Ale!
Well it was time for supper and I wanted to go to one of my favourite wing joints, The Wing Wagon.
LJ and I tested out the Wing Wagon back in May. We were going to get take-out, but it was late, the weather was rainy and there wasn't really anywhere to eat outside. The last time we went the tables were sticky and not so clean, this time around it was much better, so we ate in. The service was friendly and before long we had a tasty supper.
LJ went for their Chicken Parmesan Hoagie ($4.29 USD). It was on a toasted roll, with the breaded chicken patty, mozzarella cheese, and marinara sauce. LJ isn't crazy about marinara sauce in general, but this was mild and not overpowering. The chicken was crispy and I had a bite and thought the sandwich was good. We both agreed that we personally don't like that much marinara sauce on the sandwich, but that others might.
We went for another order of Fried Dough ($2.49). This time it seemed like a pre-formed dough instead of one made for scratch. It was good, but not as good as last time.
I went back for wings of course. I ordered 20 wings, split in flavour. Last time they came in two giant containers, this time in two smaller containers. Either way they looked exciting.
Just to keep in reference to last time, the wings came piping hot, crispy and large, with a ton of celery and some thick blue cheese dressing.
I ordered two flavours of wings - the first - I wanted to up the heat ante. From X-Hot to XXX-Hot. Visually they looked meaner - darker red, chili flakes. The smell itself had a bite.
The heat was good. My nose was definetely running, but the burn wasn't scorching my tongue. This is what a good suicide should be - a sharp sting, but still a lot of flavour.
Honey mustard is definitely a flavour that is growing in the wing world. It's unique, sweet but has a different heat style than a traditional wing. And Wing Wagon has a quality version.
It's thick, sticky/gooey and really good. LJ had never had honey mustard wings before, and I think she got hooked on them. I don't think I've had bad honey mustard wings, but these are certainly one of the best.
I ate wings until I was in a chicken coma. Every bite was so good, and I never wanted it to end. Awesome birthday feasting!