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Where can I find the best Hot Wings in Montreal?

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  1. 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

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

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      1. re: blond_america

        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.

      2. 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

          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

            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

              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

            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

              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

                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

                  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. 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.

            http://www.hotwings.ca/home

            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

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

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              1. 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

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

                  1. re: ios94

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

                  2. re: pudgymillions

                    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

                      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

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

                      2. re: foodie_mtl

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

                    2. 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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                      1. re: bigfellow

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

                      2. 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

                          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.

                          1. re: buspirone

                            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. 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.

                          1. 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

                              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 :)

                            2. 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. 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

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

                                2. 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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                                  1. re: mtlfoodrocks

                                    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.

                                    1. re: reelection

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

                                      1. re: Shattered

                                        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

                                        1. re: kpaxonite

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

                                          1. re: Shattered

                                            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

                                              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

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

                                                they arent great though

                                                1. re: kpaxonite

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

                                                2. re: reelection

                                                  Thanks for the correction in the price.

                                    2. 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

                                        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

                                          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 :)

                                          1. re: afoodyear

                                            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

                                              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

                                                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

                                                  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

                                            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.

                                            1. re: chrisincyul

                                              Is Miss Saigon a restaurant here in Montreal?

                                              1. re: hungryann

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

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                                          3. re: Cinders1978

                                            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

                                              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.

                                          4. 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

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

                                              1. re: bakersdelight

                                                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.

                                            2. 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

                                                How do capon wings differ from chicken wings taste wise?

                                                  1. re: porker

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

                                                    1. re: hungrylikedawolf

                                                      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...

                                              2. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6659...
                                                there are a few recent suggestions here as well

                                                1. 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...

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                                                  1. re: Naga Jolokia

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

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                                                    1. re: porker

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

                                                  2. 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!

                                                    1. 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

                                                        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. 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).