Whispers – Take these delicious wings and learn to fly again
Don’t let the sign out front listing the daily quiche special and the awkward tv sightlines fool you, Whispers Pub & Eatery is a fine establishment, and home to quite possibly the finest wings you’ll ever eat. Located in an old house on Richmond Road in the Westboro neighbourhood, is Whispers serves them unbreaded, the way the good lord made ‘em, and cooked to perfection. There is nothing not to like about these crispy, saucy SOBs.
The suicide sauce specifically, is otherworldly. A good heat, but not pain inducing, and so delicious. They’ve got a bit of a sourness to them, which works well. And if wings doused in the greatest sauce ever created aren’t your thing, they do have other options. The chef’s challenge is a bit peppery for my taste, but definitely much hotter than the suicide if spice level is your main objective. Otherwise, the hot, honey garlic, and jerk are all lovely as well. I’m sure the mild and medium are fine too, but I’ll never know. They even have a tandoori flavour, which they bake in the oven, if you like the non-traditional route.
I know what you’re thinking. They do sound delicious, but do I really want to go all the way out into the boonies to enjoy these wings? The short answer is yes, yes, you do. And if you’re worried of being in the middle of nowhere because you’re looking to make a night of it, although Whispers has no immediate neighbours of note, if you’re willing to walk 10-15 minutes East (an excellent way to digest your wings), you’ll arrive in Wellington West and start hitting lots of other Bars and Restaurants. Or maybe you’ll decide that another order of wings and two more pints is just what you need to get your courage up to order the quiche.