Louis Cifer – review

louis-cifer

Louis Cifer …say that few times fast. What do you get? Lucifer :)

Louis Cifer is a real name and the ominous facade on the Danforth is fitting.

This brewpub is brought to us by the same owner of Stout. With Halloween around the corner and a chilly fall day what could be better?

louis-cifer-inside-upstairs

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Bishop and the Belcher – Wing Night Review

A couple months ago Ania wrote a piece on the martini nights at the Bishop and the Belcher. Normally another post on the same place wouldn’t appear so quickly but we were there the other night for their Wednesday Wing Night special and it was so good I thought to give it a write up.

This simply is the best wing night deal in the city. Nothing even comes close. Not only for the value but the wings themselves, which I always say are probably one of the best in the city (and I have eaten a lot of wings around the city). Judging by the crowd it seems to be a pretty fair consensus. We were there for almost two hours and never at any point was there an empty seat in the whole place. It was almost surreal on how the wings were flying out of the kitchen….pun intended.

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Duff’s Famous Wings – Hottest Wings in Toronto!

Duff's Famous WingsDo you want to try the hottest wings in Toronto? Go to Duff’s Famous Wings. A friend of mine offered to take me and pay for dinner if I could finish off their hottest wings. Those being their Armageddon Wings which they claim to be 850,000 scoville units. Without hesitation I took him up on his offer and we made plans to do it. I was nervous at first because I knew what I was getting myself into and top of that I said I was going to do it without any type of buffer like milk.

If you want to read some history about Duff’s Famous Wings click here.

But for a quick breakdown of their heat levels it is as follows:

Duff's Breakdown

So we get to the place and it was packed! They could easily double the size of the restaurant and still have a line-up – their wings are that famous. We sit down and go over the menu and I choose the Armageddon wings and my friend goes for Death Wings. Throw in some celery sticks, dill and blue cheese dressing and a pitcher of beer.

The waitress warned me about the Armageddon wings and I told her not to worry. After about 15 minutes a siren goes off and flashing lights are spun over head. My hot wings were ready. As soon as they were placed in front of me, my nose cleared out and my eyes watered up. The wings were a generous size and they smelt and looked great. Now the first bite. My friend was filming it and hoping for some great reaction. I chomped in and was pleasantly surprised by the texture and taste. These wings were perfectly cooked. It wasn’t until the second wing that the heat really took hold. These were some seriously hot wings. After the fifth wings I had to take a break, regroup and refocus. It took some time – lots of tissues and another pitcher of beer but I ate them all. Much to the surprise of my friend who thought I would be on the floor convulsing.

This is where I question their scoville rating. I asked what was used for their ingredients and they refused to tell me. Apparently it is a close guarded family secret. I asked if they used any extract and they said it was just peppers used. No extract. I believe what they do is total the combined heat rating of their peppers to come up with the 850,000 scoville rating. I honestly think that their Armageddon wings are more in the 300,000 – 400,000 range. They are brutally hot but not 850,000 hot. As for their death wings which are rated at 500,000… well I could eat them without breaking a sweat. Even my fiance had no problems trying the Armageddon sauce and she actually enjoyed the Death Wings.

If you are ever in Buffalo or Toronto I would suggest paying a visit. The wings are huge, meaty and delicious. If I could actually consume 40 of these wings I would no doubt be added to their wall of pain. Perhaps there is some here willing to take that challenge.

DUFF’S FAMOUS WINGS ON BAYVIEW
1604 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, ON M4G 3B7
416.544.0100
duffsfamouswings.ca
DUFF’S FAMOUS WINGS ON COLLEGE
558 College Street West
Toronto, ON M6G 1B1
416.963.4446

Buster Rhino’s – Authentic Southern BBQ

Buster Rhino's

Buster Rhino’s Southern BBQ makes Ontario’s best BBQ list for a good reason. It is the best! From the ribs which are simply addictive, to the pulled pork, smoked wings and even every side dish they create is pretty much perfect.

Buster Rhino's

The entrance for vegetarians doesn’t open. I thought it was a funny tactic.

Their new restaurant is located in the heart of downtown Oshawa. It is an open, warm spot with rustic touches and the ever present aroma of fresh BBQ. This may be the best thing to happen in downtown Oshawa for some time.

Darryl Koster

Here is the man himself responsible for all this amazing food – Darryl Koster, owner of Buster Rhino’s.

Take a look at these awesome ribs we brought home and heated up.

Buster Rhino's Ribs

So whenever passing through, make sure to stop by any of their locations. Sit down and enjoy, or grab a cooler like we do and stock up!

Buster Rhino’s Locations:

7-2001 Thickson Road S.
Whitby, ON
P (905) 436-6986
30 Taunton Rd. E. Unit 6
Oshawa, ON
P (289) 240-3111
28 King St. E
Oshawa, ON
P (905) 432-8350