I needed to eat some wings after a hard week at work, so three of my intrepid companions and I made the pilgrimage to WoG. We started off with a couple of pitchers of blonde ale which was on sale, and ordered 4 pounds of wings just in time to get the discount price: pineapple curry, Jamaican, sweet Thai, and honey garlic. Anything on sale tastes better than full price. The beer was tasty, but I have to say the pitchers were awfully small. As for the wings, they were quite good, not over-cooked and rather juicy, although the Jamaican sauce was a little too hot for me. At least I think it was that one. All the wings came on a big platter and I couldn’t really tell which was which except by tasting. We also tried the blue cheese dip, which was basically salad dressing and therefore a bit of a rip-off especially because it cost extra.
We also had the spinach salad, which was fresh, and the Texas fries, which had great flavour, except if they are “Texas” fries, the actual fries should be big (i.e. Texas sized). They were just normal sized. So that definitely diminished the experience. For desert, two of the group had tiramisu, which was reported to be good.
The service was excellent, and the server was very helpful in explaining the various wing sauces, etc. The ambience was nice enough, but for some reason as soon as the wing special ended the staff cranked the stereo way too high. Something I didn’t expect was that most of the diners appeared to be Asian ESL students. I expected Yaletown hipsters or Yankee tourists. Must be all the nearby language schools.
My one quibble was the ridiculous washroom arrangement: you have to get a keycard and wander into the hotel lobby next door. That was quite annoying and the w/c was rather nasty. Other than that one quibble, I found that WoG was a good place to get wings.