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Boar N Wing, Etobicoke

seannston | | Aug 12, 2011 06:48 AM

Me and a party of 3 hungry men were excited to try a new local wing spot in Etobicoke. We are fortunate enough to have a Wild Wing, and the famous Wingporium in our area, so if we’re in the mood for whacky flavours, we’re set. I was interested to see how it would stack up.

The decor was nice, above pub/bar standards, and I was SHOCKED at how many tv’s had been installed. I was further shocked to see, smaller tv’s in every booth!! This will be the place to go for a sporting event, as its competition is dismal when is come to “watching the game”. Everything was clean and well lit, with tones of seating. The music however, was overbearing, and more appropriate of a club, which might explain the owners decision to dress as a European gigolo, shirt unbuttoned to his navel. Our entire table agreed both were inappropriate.
As a group, we were there for wings, and many of them. To our dismay, the 73 flavours they boast have ridiculous names, little to no explanations, and are presented as a jumbled, misspelled mess on the back of the menu, our server had no clue. After cautiously making our decision, we ordered: Calamari, Wedges, and Deep Fried Pickles to START, 4 pounds of wings, and unlike its competition, we were allowed 4 different flavours, which was nice. Their prices are exactly par with their competition

After what seemed to be an inordinate wait, our wings arrived one pound at a time, and were clearly overcooked; we all agreed they were terrible. The sauces, were all milder than advertized, and very sparse, most all of our wings were tasteless and overcooked. After a time of crunching and gnawing through our wings, nearly finished, our STARTERS came from the kitchen, but were admittedly quite tasty.
The Boar and Wing IS quite new, and I was initially going to cut them some slack, but our server let us know the owner had owned 2 Wild Wing franchises previously, so I can’t help but feel the WINGS should have been better, after all, thats why most people are going to go there. We asked our server if there was going to be a “wing night” or any deals throughout the week and she acted as if we were asking for free wings for life, and condescendingly assured us their prices were already good. Hopefully they realize their major local competitors, and almost every wing place I have ever been to, has a wing night.
From what I can tell, they have been open just over a month now. I will go back, not because I was impressed by anything but the tv’s, but to give them a second chance. I’ll report back in about a month likely.

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