Tuesday 20 December 2011

The Wheat Sheaf Tavern, Toronto

Tonight Teena was out with friends and I had a dilemma. Should I go home, make some pasta and then head out for Aquafit or hit a pub for a couple of beers and some wings.

As you can see from the top picture, the devil on my shoulder won out. I was simply too lazy to cook myself supper. I did walk to the pub and then home which is a 3KM walk (almost 2 miles) so did get some exercise.

I stopped at the Wheat Sheaf Tavern which has the proud distinction of being Toronto's oldest licensed establishment having opened in 1849.

Their selection of beer is not too bad. They have a few of local craft beers, Amsterdam Blonde, Steam Whistle and Mill Street Tankhouse, plus a dozen other beers on tap.

The bar where I enjoy sitting was almost full but I found myself a spot. The rest of the bar was quickly filling up during my stay, either because of the holiday season or Tuesdays being half price wing night. The bartender was friendly and looked after me well. They seemed to have lots of staff to look after the tables.

I ordered the plain seasoned wings with smoked BBQ sauce on the side for dipping. The sauce was interesting. It seemed to be a combination of BBQ sauce and liquid smoke. I have experimented with liquid smoke in the past. Some experiment with acid, some with cocaine, me with liquid smoke. It was quite good and I found myself dipping often.

The wings were a good size. I have learned from the Lord of the Wings on how to properly take a picture of a wing.

The part I enjoyed most was finding out that a pound of wings and two 20 oz glasses of Tankhouse came to just $18.50.

The pool can wait for another night. I enjoyed my stop tonight.

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