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Feb 9, 2008 07:24 AM

Calgary's Best Chicken Wings?

Who knows where to get the best crispy Chicken wings in the city? Why do you like them and how much are they? My favorite flavor is still standard hot buffalo wings.

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  1. My all time favourite wings are the salt & pepper wings at The Regal Beagle. I go to the 14th Street NW one - I don't know if the Centre Street one still exists or not. The place itself is horrible and the last couple of times I had a craving I just did takeout. Now that it is non-smoking it might be better but I doubt it. I know they have had CHR problems as well. Anyhow, these wings are fantastic. Crispy and crunchy and salty and dry on the outside and tender and greasy and juicy on the inside. I would love to know how to make them at home but it is probably better that I don't know. They are definitely deep fried.

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    1. re: higgika

      FYI, Centre Street Location is gone.

      1. re: yen

        my favorite used to be a Jack Astor's in the south on McLeod Trail. They were huge, crispy & hot, not your usually wimpy tiny $.25ers. They were however expensive.

        1. re: cleopatra999

          mm Jack Astors'... I like their pan bread but after our car got hit and run in the parking lot we haven't been back.

      2. re: higgika

        Thanks for review, however, I would like my food to come from an establishment that passes CHR inspections. I know both Regals had problems.

        Probably has to do with how hot the heat of the oil is. Not that I'm a cook but one resturant owner told me that his fried chicken is not greasy because of the temperature of the oil. I'm sure type of oil has something to do with it too.

      3. I don't live in Calgary so I haven't tried many places, but I can recommend the wings at the Hose and Hound on 9th Ave. in Inglewood during their wing night ($0.25 each). For some more Calgary wing info, see

        1. What about Ed's at 17th and Macleod Trail. Last time I was there before I left Calgary they were awesome!
          Dean in Canada (Red Deer)

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          1. re: carlitguy

            Never been to H and H or Ed's... I'll have to check those out.Thanks for the website. A whole website dedicated to hot wings.

          2. Bonasera on Ed Trail - 10 cent wings on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The wings are small but tasty, and you'll want to wash them down with plenty of drinks, but such a deal!

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