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Oct 18, 2008 06:02 AM

Ontario's greatest wings. Seriously.

Though it's been a while since I last visited, and I pray to the gods that this place is still open, the greatest wings you will ever smack your lips around can be found at Time Out Mickeys in Oakville. Years ago, it was a small family restaurant called Pitchers run by a burly German man whose name escapes me, but they then expanded into a rather gaudy sports bar. Still, the recipes remained and the wings, about the size of your calf, continued to shine. These wings are worth travelling from far and wide to sample, and I defy anyone to top them. I live in downtown T.O., but If I had a vehicle, I would be at their doorstep every single day. That's it. I'm getting on the GO train. Please still be open.

Yes...I'll call ahead. I'm (arguably) not that dense.

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  1. You've piqued my interest.... you're talking about the one on 1500 Sixth Line?

    I thought of the sports bar in downtown oakville which had decent sized wings....forgot the name... the one on Lakeshore and Trafalgar.

    now I gotta see about this Time Out Mickeys and will report back.

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    1. re: doctorandchef

      Yep. It's in a little box mall on 6th line. I think Tuedsay is 1/2 price night. As I said, I haven't been in a while, but I'm sure they haven't messed with a sure thing.

      1. I believe this place is closed..

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        1. re: burlgurl

          It doesn't look closed. Likely just a name change. That is of course if the address posted above is correct.

          Here's the website for The Wingery.

          I live right up the road from this place and have never discovered it. I have to try it and soon! I will report back after.

          1. re: Screwball

            My brother tells me it's only a take-out place now. Could this be true? It was such a huge space before. That's it. I'm going this weekend. Looks like I may be eating in the parking lot.

            1. re: snackysmore

              I just called. They are 100% open.

              However, it's only a take-out or delivery.

              Are you sure this is the same location you spoke of in the original post? If so I am going to get their take-out special 3lbs for $19.97 next Monday or Tuesday.

              1. re: Screwball

                Just finished licking my fingers after a 1lb order of "hot barbecue"

                Gigantic wings, some of the biggest I've ever seen. I got about 7 or 8 huge wings, nice light breaded coating (not too thick), extremely moist and properly cooked meat, not at all dry.

                "hot bbq" was probably medium with not much of a burn, nice sweet finish.

                2 celery sticks, 2 baby carrot "sticks" (likely from a bag) with a tangy blue cheese sauce.

                Definitely above average, I was so stuffed after 1 lb. I prefer my wings without the light breading coating, but it was very tasty nonetheless.

                I think next time I will order them "naked" ie. unbreaded and taste the quality of their meat... as well try the Arsonist's Pride sauce which is likely hot by most standards.

                I still think Pho Hung's butter chicken wings are my favourite, and I really miss Mr. Buffalo on Bayview and Finch.

                One disadvantage to The Wingery is there is no place to sit and eat, I had to speed home to enjoy them. The place is in a non-descript strip mall on a small street that I never would have ventured on to.

                Overall I think worth a try if you're into big fat juicy wings, but skip the breading if you don't like it.

                1. re: doctorandchef

                  Thanks for this. If my beloved wings are indeed no more, at least the wingery may ease the pain. They do sound eerily familiar to what I raved about in my original post. Question: which Pho Hung do you frequent?

                  1. re: snackysmore

                    the pho hung on bloor usually cooks the wings just right, the one on spadina frequently overcooks it and I've noticed on average the wings are smaller. i suspect this is a chance finding.

                2. re: Screwball

                  It was originally called Pitcher's, then changed to Time Out Mickey's, and their address was definitely 1500 Sixth Line. I cannot vouch for The Wingery until I have tried it myself, though judging by doc-n-chef's review, the description fits my fond memories. Is there anyone out there who can confirm whether these are the same wings from Pitchers? I have a baby and no car...otherwise I would be there now. Sorry for the confusion, but this is becoming an exciting quest for me.

              2. re: Screwball

                I believe The Wingery is another establishment in the same area(not same location). There's a sports bar(what the original poster on this thread, was refering to), very near the Wingery. That's what I told from a friend who lives in Oakville.

                1. re: BLM

                  Could it possibly be Sixth Line Pub?

                    1. re: Davedigger

                      My friend checked. Yes it's the Sixth Line Pub at that spot now.

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