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Bubba Ray's is a good place to wing it

Bubba Ray’s takes its wings seriously: Breaded, unbreaded, spicycoating, garlic, mega, and boneless. And that’s just the beginning.

Bubba Ray’s Sports Bar
5650 Spring Garden Rd.
Halifax 405-4344
bubbarays.com

Rating: ***1/2
Dinner & drinks for two: $50
Signature Dish: Wings
Signature Drink: Beer

Bubba Ray’s takes its wings seriously: Breaded, unbreaded, spicy coating, garlic, mega, and boneless. And that’s just the beginning. Then you choose from “straight up” with sauce tossed in, sauce on the side, or “xtra wet.” And sauces? A mere 65 to choose from.


It’s too much to handle so we order appetizers while we ponder. Quesadillas ($8.99) are tasty with cheese, chicken, green onions, tomatoes and peppers, inside a flour tortilla, with salsa and sour cream. Chicken Corn Chowder (Cup $3.99) is sadly reminiscent of canned cream corn of another era.


We get our wing act together and try three small orders ($5.99) — Indian Hot Curry (with coconut), Baja Chipotle — orange, chipotle and cinnamon; and Chili and Lime. We take home a large ($9.99) “dry spice” order with Jamaican jerk sauce. The sauces are flavourful and the wings are nicely cooked and a decent size.


Bubba’s is huge with TVs everywhere, but Saturday lunchtime is quiet and our efficient, funny and charming server knows her wings.



RAISING YOUR GLASSES
Garrison Brewmaster’s Dinner, Thursday at the Delta Barrington at 6:30 p.m. $60 for a four-course meal, with each course paired with an ale. Call 474-5151 or e-mail abower@deltahotels.com


RISING FROM THE ASHES
The venerable Café Chianti is re-opening in May at 1241 Barrington St. Forced by fire damage from its historic South Street location, Chianti will take its European cuisine around the corner.