Kim’s Wooden Nicol
Wingage Score: 90%
Address: 224 Lakeport Road - St Catharines
Parking: At Mike G’s
Intersection: Lakeport Rd. & Linwell Rd.
Last Reviewed: February 20th, 2020
Last Visited: February 20th, 2020
|BHON - February 2020
|BHON - September 2014
|BHON - July 2012
Overall - Feb 2020:
Well that was a pleasant surprise. It’s always nice to return to a place you haven’t been in awhile and be reminded why you liked it the last time you were there. This time we had a much smaller group, so the smallness of the place wasn’t an issue. I could still see it being a challenge getting a seat during a major sporting event, but tonight was quiet and uncrowded which we appreciate!
Huge wings, crispy on the outside and moist and juicy inside, with a fairly standard buttery buffalo sauce that was right on the money. Although they could have been spicier, we couldn’t complain. Topped off with a few rounds of Guinness and a reasonable bill, they’ve earned a spot in the 90 percent club.
Will they make it into the regular BHON rotation? I think yes!
Overall - Sept 2014:
What’s better than a place that has cheap wings on thursday nights? How about cheap wings and cheap Guinness? You don’t have to convince us further, we’re sold!
One of the largest BHON turnouts in recent history, we easily filled this little place. Five-fifty pints of Guinness and sixty-five cent wings on thursday nights made it a cheap evening all around too.
The wings were above average in size, and a great value at the 65 cent pricetag. We ordered a few pounds each of the buttery-hot and ring-stingers along with a few cajun and sweet thai chili.
The only downside? It’s tiny...and when you get a crowd in there for football, hollering at the TV, good luck having a conversation with anyone more than 10 inches away! For some reason whenever we go to a smaller venue for a BHON night, we always end up having 14 people show up! Other than that, we had a great night!
Overall - July 2012:
Eh, not a bad little place for a BHON night! Formerly the location of Moe’s Tap & Grill, we were curious to see what changes were in store. Kim’s Wooden Nicol opened in the spring of 2012 and seemed to have all the necessary prerequisites - Guinness on tap in 10oz, 20oz & 60oz sizes. Eighty-five cent wings available in a half dozen different flavours too!
We ordered a couple rounds of wings in ’buttery-hot’ along with a batch of wings appropriately named ’ring-stingers’. The buttery-hot were bang-on Buffalo style, while the ring-stingers had a tangy base with a pretty aggressive afterburn. The ROFAR the following day confirmed the accuracy of their name as well.
Overall it was a decent place. Definitely worth a revisit and a spot in the regular BHON rotation.
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