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Hot Wings in Montreal

rhschellack Nov 28, 2008 02:30 PM

Where can I find the best Hot Wings in Montreal?

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    celfie Nov 28, 2008 03:09 PM

    Ive noticed a place on sherbrooke right before loyola called "wingin it"
    havent tried it. not too many good wing places in mtl though

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    1. re: celfie
      PogoPoutine Dec 1, 2008 07:28 AM

      I've wanted to try this place but I'm not sure they are even still in business -- a week or two ago at about 5pm Saturday afternoon they were not open and had Hallowe'en decorations in the window.

    2. blond_america Nov 28, 2008 06:09 PM

      Never tried them but i know cage aux sports has hot wings.

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      1. re: blond_america
        blond_america Oct 14, 2009 07:57 AM

        Actually i did try the wings at Cage Aux Sports recently and they were passable. They are cheaper on Thursdays (33c a wing i think which is really expensive compared to Calgary). I thought they were a little small but given that Montreal doesn't have many places serving wings i was okay with them.

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        Campofiorin Nov 29, 2008 01:11 PM

        I know it's total junk but for some reason I just like it : Buffalo Bill. They,re actually pretty good. Nothing to compare to Duff's in Buffalo where the wings are huge, crispy and dripping with fiery sauce but still all right.

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        1. re: Campofiorin
          moh Nov 29, 2008 10:02 PM

          I hear you, Campofiorin. They aren't the best I've ever had, but they are pretty good wings, and a good price too. I'll eat these from time to time. Don't know if they are the best, though, I just haven't tried wings at enough places to really comment.

          1. re: moh
            fedelst1 Nov 30, 2008 07:56 AM

            When Buffalo Bills first opened on Cote de Nieges the wings were meaty, and hte sauce explosive( if you like ti that way). The price was fair too, and included the required veggies and BlueCheese dip.

            As they went tot he franchise model, the wings got skimpier, and the veggies became an option. The sauce is not as spicy as it used to be...

            Now I find Buffalo Bills wings to be little more than skin and bones. I really miss the original Buffalo Bills, they really had the market, as they were the only place that was primarily wings....

            Olde Orchard claims to serve Capon wings.. However, I suspect that they have substituted the capon wings with chicken wings, as they are no where near as big as what I see on the capons I buy. The wings are good though.

            I know Buffalo is closer but If you are ever in the Virgin Islands, Pusser's at the Soper's hole Marina on the island of Tortola has the meatiest and tastiest wings I have ever come across.

            1. re: fedelst1
              C70 Dec 3, 2008 03:34 AM

              I had The Olde Orchard wings on Monday and they were indeed HUGE. The sauce wasn't quite as tangy as I like it, but a little vinegar fixed that easily. I had the "spicy", and it was perfectly so. The order of 9 is a very substantial meal... unfotunately they don't come with their delicious fries.

          2. re: Campofiorin
            Har_Gow_Freak Jan 18, 2011 09:04 AM

            Tried Buffalo Bill oh say...in 1999 (was probably 10-11 years old, since I am 22 now...I might be wrong) with my old man. We ordered a dozen "MEDIUM" wings (medium was the lowest heat and 911 was the hottest) and when we ate them, SMOKE WAS COMING OUT OF OUR NOSES & MOUTHS NO JOKE!!! The wings became too hot for us to even eat them so we threw them out! My dad was never a heat fan (and still isin't to this day, while I on the contrary have develloped a longing taste for that fiery heat! Maybe I ought to try them out again?

            1. re: Har_Gow_Freak
              davekry Jan 18, 2011 10:20 AM

              The consensus in this thread is that McKibbins offers what are probably the spiciest wings in town, and the complexity of the naga jolokia peppers used (not to mention their heat) outstrips the hottest of Bill's wings by light years. Everything that tries to be spicy from Buffalo Bill's just tastes like it was tossed in Frank's Red Hot...

              1. re: davekry
                Shattered Jan 19, 2011 11:03 AM

                Indeed, but McKibbin's isn't pleasant, no matter how much of a heat fan you are. You have to sign a waiver before ordering them, no joke.

                1. re: Shattered
                  westaust Jan 20, 2011 08:02 AM

                  That's probably only for the dozen wings (as part of the challenge)

                  I tried them last autumn with some friends, went for the plate of 6, and no such things as a waiver to sign.

          3. blond_america Nov 30, 2008 03:05 PM

            Here's a site that was recommended to me by someone on the western canada board. It currently does not include Montreal but it might someday. Also it would be useful if you plan to travel to any of the other cities.


            I'm heading to Calgary next month so i can't wait to hit up some of my old favorites!

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            1. re: blond_america
              chillfactor59 Mar 28, 2010 09:32 PM

              We're about to launch the Montreal version of www.hotwings.ca - it requires that we have it translated so it took a little longer. I predict you'll see listings closer to June/July 2010

              - D

            2. PogoPoutine Dec 1, 2008 07:31 AM

              Chalet BBQ on Sherbrooke has tasty wings, with a sweet/spicy sauce that I find addictive.

              Chalet Bar-B-Q Rotisserie
              5456 Rue Sherbrooke W, Montreal, QC H4A1V9, CA

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                pudgymillions Oct 13, 2009 07:34 AM

                This is a sad thread and there isn't much else that I can find on wings in Montreal. Does anyone have any recommendations? I'll happily take either strict quality or value recommendations. Does anyone know of any weekly wing specials? I've got a serious hankering for some hot wings...

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                1. re: pudgymillions
                  ios94 Oct 13, 2009 12:14 PM

                  Sorry pudgy, good wings in Mtl do not exist since the passing of Wings N Things on Sherbrooke and in the West Island.

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                    Foie Gras Lover Oct 13, 2009 01:17 PM

                    Their wings were so good. I guess that the presence of place like La Cage aux sports didn't help them.

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                    foodie_mtl Oct 13, 2009 12:28 PM

                    If you are willing to commute, then I would suggest you try Cunningham's (sp?) in the west island... I have heard many good things, although have yet to try them myself. Perhaps others here have tried them.

                    1. re: foodie_mtl
                      BLM Oct 14, 2009 08:30 AM

                      I hope someone here can give feedback on the chicken wings at Cunningham's. Apparently they're known for their great chicken wings.

                      1. re: BLM
                        rakeypakey Oct 18, 2009 08:02 PM

                        I was not overly impressed with them - found them a bit chewy in texture...

                      2. re: foodie_mtl
                        LianneD Sep 5, 2010 06:40 AM

                        I recently tried the Cunningham's wing, they were great! Juicy and you have a choice of different sauce.

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                      bigfellow Oct 13, 2009 01:42 PM

                      One of the things I miss from Western Canada is good wings, or even decent nacho's.

                      The wings in this city are pitiful.

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                        blond_america Oct 14, 2009 07:59 AM

                        I totally agree with you...Wing Wednesday is a weekly ritual in Alberta!

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                        javomzt Oct 14, 2009 07:09 AM

                        My favorites are the capon wings at Ye Olde Orchard (de la Montagne). Other respectable wings are at 'Brandy's' which is the bar at the Keg in the old port, not spicy but very tasty.

                        If you are ever in Monterrey, Mexico, go to "Las Alitas", those are the best in town there.

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                        1. re: javomzt
                          buspirone Oct 15, 2009 09:51 AM

                          Does Ye Olde Orchard have blue cheese sauce?
                          My major regret is that most Montreal places don't serve this with wings and for me its an essential.

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                            blond_america Oct 15, 2009 01:47 PM

                            The wings at Cage Aux Sports came with blue cheese dressing but they weren't that impressive. I'm used to ranch dressing with my wings which is what they usually (in my experience) do in western Canada.

                        2. Andria Oct 14, 2009 11:40 AM

                          Alas, we are truly lacking wings in Montreal. The best wing place was on Sources, right where Pasta Tutti Giorni now stands. They had the best wings in oh so many flavors... garlic parmesan was my favorites. I now make sure I get my fix when traveling to Miami (Wing Zone) or Vancouver (Wing nuts - with a fried snickers or mars bar for dessert).

                          I am not a fan of the spicy all too vinegary buffalo wings, so I would like suggestions of places that sell other flavors.

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                            rakeypakey Oct 18, 2009 08:01 PM

                            I have to with Olde Orchard as well... I am not a wing fan, too much work for too little meat - but I get them every time I go to Olde Orchard (I have only eaten at the Prince Arthur location though). They are bigger than any wing I have ever had, and fall off the bone. My only complaint is that I order the kick ass hot variety (the hottest) and I think it could be hotter. I like spicy!!!! Don't get me wrong, it's spicy but if you're going to call it that, then make it hot!

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                            1. re: rakeypakey
                              afoodyear Oct 19, 2009 03:02 PM

                              These are capon wings - wings from a castrated rooster, which is why they are so large. I haven't been able to eat them since my wife ordered them once and scratched up her throat with a shard of bone or feather or something from them and was stuck with a liquid diet for a couple of days afterwards. Tasty, though :)

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                              bigfellow Nov 10, 2009 08:25 PM

                              Since I've been back in the city, I've been disappointed with the wings and nachos heer compared to out west. Tonight I was in the Sports Bar at the Forum. I got dragged there to watch a rugby game with a friend. The wings weren't cheap but they were the best I've had in Montreal. They came with blue cheese dressing without having to ask. The nachos were reasonable a great. They came with sour cream, salsa and guacamole.

                              1. cherylmtl Nov 11, 2009 06:40 AM

                                Saw they were offering them at Bofinger in NDG when I was there yesterday, but I haven't tried them, so I don't know if they're any good.

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                                1. re: cherylmtl
                                  Mr F Nov 11, 2009 09:48 AM

                                  The wings are one of Bofinger's better offerings, but a) that's not saying much and b) I'm no chicken-wing aficionado.

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                                  mtlfoodrocks Feb 3, 2010 09:52 PM

                                  Buffalo Bills is still my fave. One place where i love the wings but always get there when the kitchen closes is O'Hara's Pub on University across PVM, awesome wings!

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                                    reelection Feb 4, 2010 05:51 AM

                                    It may not be haute cuisine, but I'm in heaven when I have Buffalo Bills wings with the 911 sauce. The sweat on my forehead has to be patted down regularly as I eat them, but damn if I don't really enjoy it overall.

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                                      Shattered Feb 4, 2010 02:12 PM

                                      Damn, sounds like my kinda place! I'll hafta check out the Atwater location sometime.

                                      1. re: Shattered
                                        kpaxonite Feb 4, 2010 02:40 PM

                                        I think you will regret it..
                                        I prefer to make my own they are way better than bills ..which I find similar to the peel pub ones

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                                          Shattered Feb 5, 2010 03:40 PM

                                          Yeah, I also had look at their prices online... yikes!

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                                            blond_america Feb 5, 2010 03:51 PM

                                            Yikes indeed...I know that Montreal isn't a wing town but when i'm in Calgary i usually expect to pay 25 cents each and some places have them for 15 cents on slow days. If one gets thirty of them at Buffalo Bills it comes to around 71 cents a wing. Pretty steep!!

                                            1. re: blond_america
                                              reelection Feb 5, 2010 04:09 PM

                                              Wings come at a premium in this city, it's not just a Buffalo Bills thing.

                                              I just had a look at Cage Aux Sports menu and for 16 pieces they charge 91 cents a wing. You had it at 35 cents a wing on Thursdays (after 4pm) in an earlier post but it's actually 49 cents. That plus tip, since take-out isn't allowed for the special.

                                              If anyone knows places to get them at better prices, please share!

                                              1. re: reelection
                                                kpaxonite Feb 6, 2010 05:00 AM

                                                for cheap wings peel pub used to have 9cent wings on sundays then changed it 29 cents

                                                they arent great though

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                                                  reelection Jun 12, 2010 03:26 PM

                                                  For what it's worth, Buffalo Bill has 50-cent wings on Mondays and Tuesdays over the summer. Minimum 10 wings.

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                                                  blond_america Feb 6, 2010 07:37 AM

                                                  Thanks for the correction in the price.

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                                      Cinders1978 Feb 5, 2010 05:06 PM

                                      Hurley's on Crescent is by FAR the best wings in the city, they aren't cheap at 8.64$ for 6 but are well worth the price. Keep in mind they're the full wing drumstick&wing attached so really it is like 12 wings at your average resto. Cage aux sport are complete garbage, Buffalo bills pass for decent delivery but if you want the BEST try Hurley's. I am not a huge fan of wings being too spicy so I opt for mild but I have been told the hot sauce is fantastic- Next best would be Mckibbins on Bishop, if your a fan of HOT wings they have something real special in store for you, they call it the Reaper challenge and if you can stomach eating 12 of these excrutiatingly hot wings you get a t-shirt and sign your name on the wall which is a short list. They make them with the Bhut Jolokia pepper which is the hottest pepper in the world and I dipped my pinky into the sauce and my whole face was on fire as I watched my gf down all 12 in about 45 minutes 3 glasses of milk two slices of bread and plenty of ice and water. Hurley's for the best, Mckibbins for the funnest.

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                                      1. re: Cinders1978
                                        FlashinLeather Apr 9, 2010 11:35 AM

                                        Hey, anyone done the Mckibbins "Grim Reaper Challenge" wondering if there are any rules, i'm pretty sure it wouldn't be to hard it the allowed you to pull all the meat of the wing and just eat a pile of meat very quickly before your body has any time to react...
                                        Any info would be great thanks

                                        1. re: FlashinLeather
                                          afoodyear Apr 9, 2010 01:54 PM

                                          I haven't done the challenge so I don't know the rules, but I have tried the wings now and I guarantee you will "react" before you have a chance to finish the dozen :)

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                                            FlashinLeather Apr 11, 2010 01:41 PM

                                            yea i kind of figured this, going to go with my buddy and try 6 before we go all out and order 12 each, im pretty good with very spicy hot sauce though, but i think this is going to be a whole different level

                                            1. re: FlashinLeather
                                              afoodyear Apr 11, 2010 06:20 PM

                                              Brace yourself. I like a good habanero salsa and put Scotch bonnet pepper sauce on my eggs for breakfast and the ghost pepper sauce is waaayyy too much for me. Ask for a glass of milk.

                                              1. re: afoodyear
                                                FlashinLeather Apr 13, 2010 06:52 AM

                                                Well my roommate and I got 6, we both ate 1, and that was the end of that. These wings are beyond hot, even with a glass of milk (which you are not allowed to have in the challenge) these were fire. Easily the hottest thing i have ever eaten.

                                                1. re: FlashinLeather
                                                  reelection Apr 13, 2010 07:26 AM

                                                  Wow. Surprising to hear these testimonials given the relatively large number on names on the wall (now no longer on the website for some reason).

                                                  By the way, the name of the challenge is not "Grim Reaper" but "Rim Reaper", for rather obvious reasons.

                                          2. re: FlashinLeather
                                            chrisincyul Jun 17, 2010 07:13 AM

                                            My Fiancee completed the challenge 3 weeks ago, she's southern italian and eats HOT, if you have ever had pho sate soup at miss saigon, she eats a 5. They have changed the recipe for the rim reaper wings lately and it's insanely hot. she said she had never had anything hotter and her tongue felt like some had a flame to it. Not many people have completed the challenge since new recipe went in. She paid for it for 2 days. You really have to love the heat if you try this wing.

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                                              hungryann Jun 17, 2010 09:57 AM

                                              Is Miss Saigon a restaurant here in Montreal?

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                                                chrisincyul Jan 22, 2011 04:59 AM

                                                My Mistake, it's Cafe Saigon 1280A, Rue Saint-Andre south of Ste Catherine

                                                Cafe Saigon
                                                Montreal QC, Montreal, QC , CA

                                          3. re: Cinders1978
                                            reelection May 17, 2010 08:08 PM

                                            Have never tried them but it does seem to be 5 "double wings" and not 6 for $8.64, according to the menu on their website. Which would make them more in line with prices elsewhere.

                                            1. re: reelection
                                              porker May 18, 2010 02:45 PM

                                              I can't say Hurley's wings are the BEST in Montreal simply 'cause I haven't tried everywhere else for comparison.
                                              But I will say they're very good.
                                              We watched the final olympic hockey game here and ordered the wings, hot. At first I was put off that each piece was made up of the drumette, flap, and, tip; all that extra work separating it into its sub-parts! {;-/)
                                              The wings were crispy and saucy (unlike La Cage's baked), and indeed hot. I enjoyed gnawing on the tips as well.
                                              OK, $8.64 for 10 pieces (15 if you count the tips - hehe) ain't the cheapest, but IMO better value as they are much better.

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                                            Shattered May 18, 2010 07:35 AM

                                            The hot wing situation is so lame here you may as well buy President's Choice frozen wings. Meaty, spicy, and cheap! (& you can cook them up at home during the game - just don't pay attention to the salt content)

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                                            1. re: Shattered
                                              bakersdelight May 18, 2010 07:41 AM

                                              had very good sweet/hot wings from the buffet at Les 5 Saisons on Greene yesterday.

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                                                mark_vi_ May 18, 2010 12:45 PM

                                                Often overlooked are the hot wings at Hooters located in Greenfield Park on the south shore. Very good wings and sometimes even have all you can eat (on mondays I believe it is but I could be wrong). I recommend you stick with the unbreaded wings however as they are a bit too greasy for my likings.

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                                              McAttack Jun 15, 2010 07:55 AM

                                              Hard to find good wings here. Ye Ole Orchard has good ones, capon wings so that's where the taste difference is.

                                              If you want HOT wings, try MacAllan's sports bar in Dorval. We tried those 2 weeks ago, OMG! I like hot, this was insane and the guy tells us he's got one more notch he can go. He uses MadDog's sauce which has a 25,000,000 scoville rating. I think if I remember they were called the "Put the toilet paper in the freezer and kiss your ass goodbye" wings. :)

                                              they were really tasty till the heat kicked in and then after that I downed a pitcher in record time.

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                                              1. re: McAttack
                                                hungrylikedawolf Jan 23, 2011 06:36 PM

                                                How do capon wings differ from chicken wings taste wise?

                                                1. re: hungrylikedawolf
                                                  porker Jan 24, 2011 03:48 AM

                                                  I think they taste more "capony"?

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                                                    hungrylikedawolf Jan 24, 2011 03:53 AM

                                                    What exactly does that mean? Sorry, I've never had capon before!

                                                    1. re: hungrylikedawolf
                                                      porker Jan 24, 2011 02:24 PM

                                                      I was being tongue-in-cheek and forgot to write with the SaRcAsTiC font...
                                                      Thing is, capon is simlpy a castrated rooster. There are arguments that these birds taste better than your regular chicken since they develop without sex hormones coursing through their bodies.
                                                      This may be true when comparing a mature capon with a mature rooster (the capon might have a different taste and texture). But I have difficulty believing this when comparing a capon to a run-of-the-mill chicken fresh from slaughter - they should be about the same...likely no noticible difference...

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                                                kookin Sep 5, 2010 07:14 AM

                                                there are a few recent suggestions here as well

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                                                  Naga Jolokia Oct 28, 2010 08:58 PM

                                                  Has anyone tried the wings at McLean's pub (near Peel Pub)? They sell them by the pound and used to have them half price on Mondays and Tuesdays I think, used to get them with 911 sauce, and ask the cook to add more spice... definitely the best I've had in Montreal, then again Montreal isn't known for their hot wings...

                                                  Peel Pub
                                                  1196 Rue Peel, Montreal, QC H3B2T6, CA

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                                                  1. re: Naga Jolokia
                                                    porker Oct 29, 2010 01:20 AM

                                                    Hey Naga, just curious, what else is good at McLean's pub (near Peel Pub)?

                                                    Peel Pub
                                                    1196 Rue Peel, Montreal, QC H3B2T6, CA

                                                    1. re: porker
                                                      Naga Jolokia Oct 29, 2010 02:16 PM

                                                      I've had the burgers and fries, which was also good, and they had some decent beers on tap :)

                                                  2. Har_Gow_Freak Jan 18, 2011 08:53 AM

                                                    I got 2 favorites: La Cage Aux Sports (the one on René-Levesque near Crecent) for their 911 wings , and Champs (a pub-bar similar to La Cage Aux Sports, but not a chain restaurant) (located on St-Laurent near Duluth) their wings are the best I've had!

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                                                      wcundill Jan 20, 2011 07:16 PM

                                                      The wings at Oreagans on bishop were cooked perfectly last I had them. I know that it is a weird reason to qualify a wing as "best in the city" but it is rare to get them juicy, and crispy i find

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                                                      1. re: wcundill
                                                        porker Jan 22, 2011 04:35 AM

                                                        You mean as opposed to, say, Cages aux Sports inedible baked, soggy things that I haven't tasted since the late 90s?
                                                        Juicy, crispy, and fried are great qualifiers.

                                                      2. Har_Gow_Freak Apr 14, 2012 05:45 PM

                                                        Forget what I said about Champs! Just went there last night and....well they just SUCK!! It's weird 'cause they were better when I was a kid,

                                                        By the way, They got exquisite hot flamin' wings at Le Vieux Dublin pub (located on Cathcart in between University & Union).

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