(NOT SO) AWESOME THING WE ATE #861: One Red Bull BBQ Chicken Wing At The Pint

March 26, 2012.

by Andrew Morrison | You know when someone says “Ew, dude. This is so fucking gross. You should totally try it,” and against your better judgment, like a complete tool, you do? Such was the case the other day when I arrived to watch a Canuck game at a less-than-a-week-old faux “public house” near Chinatown. In the offing on this occasion were “Red Bull BBQ” flavoured wings, proffered by a great friend of a great friend who I did not want to be impolite to. So I took just one, which was all I needed to remember what instant, full-bodied regret tasted like. Pardon the slight hyperbole, but if you can imagine oral disembowelment while in the act of gnawing, multiply that discomfort by a trillion, crank The Fox 99.3 on high volume, and then rub your eyeballs with a dried urine-encrusted rag. That’s similar to the kind of awfulness that had to be endured. For reasons that would confound all but perhaps the most brilliant of cultural anthropologists, the new joint – called “The Pint” – boasts some 40 flavours of chicken wings. Looking at the menu, it was clear that they’d run out of ideas at 20, and the one I tried was a convincing argument for stopping at 5.

Moral: Some adventures just aren’t worth taking, so should you ever be tempted to eat poultry after it’s been infused with the flavour of an energy drink, try your best to think about something else, like dead pigeons, violent vulcanism, or the origins of chess.

MORE AWESOME THINGS WE ATE

#ScoutThis

There are 13 comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Awesome Thing We Ate From our faces to yours...

AWESOME THING WE ATE #1,000 | Pork & Goat Cheese Ravioli Icarus At ‘Cibo Trattoria’

AWESOME THING WE ATE #1,000 | Pork & Goat Cheese Ravioli Icarus At ‘Cibo Trattoria’

by Andrew Morrison | Yesterday I wrote about anticipating the first, truly transformative day of summer in Vancouver, riffing on how special it was and how… more 

AWESOME THING WE ATE #999 | The Final St. Lawrence Pop-Up Preview Before Opening

AWESOME THING WE ATE #999 | The Final St. Lawrence Pop-Up Preview Before Opening

by Michelle Sproule | The last St. Lawrence pop-up preview dinner went down last night at sister restaurant Ask For Luigi. The dinners, four in total, have… more 

AWESOME THING WE ATE #998 | Hummus In Delicious Variety At South Granville’s ‘Jamjar’

AWESOME THING WE ATE #998 | Hummus In Delicious Variety At South Granville’s ‘Jamjar’

by Andrew Morrison | Hummus is something that I grew up with in my household and it's something that I now regularly feed my own children. You set yourself up… more 

AWESOME THING WE ATE #997 | Going Off The Comfort Food Deep End At ‘Ruth & Dean’

AWESOME THING WE ATE #997 | Going Off The Comfort Food Deep End At ‘Ruth & Dean’

by Andrew Morrison | One of my favourite food experiences in Vancouver is Dock Lunch off Main Street. No matter what's on the menu I'm always guaranteed a… more 

AWESOME THING WE ATE #996 | Cadeaux Bakery’s Superb S’mores Cookie Sandwiches

AWESOME THING WE ATE #996 | Cadeaux Bakery’s Superb S’mores Cookie Sandwiches

by Andrew Morrison | It seems that every time we go into Cadeaux Bakery on Powell Street we discover something new and preposterously delicious -- a Willy… more 

AWESOME THING WE ATE #995 | Joe Pizza’s Return Includes New, Improved ‘Al Taglio’ Pies

AWESOME THING WE ATE #995 | Joe Pizza’s Return Includes New, Improved ‘Al Taglio’ Pies

by Andrew Morrison | I'm glad to see that Joe Pizza is back. The new Gastown restaurant held a series of test services last month and then went dark. It's a… more 

AWESOME THING WE ATE #994 | Brandy-Soaked Mincemeat Pies From The Pie Shoppe

AWESOME THING WE ATE #994 | Brandy-Soaked Mincemeat Pies From The Pie Shoppe

We slipped into The Pie Shoppe over the weekend and were loading up on holiday pies (great gifts, dontchaknow) when we took notice of these not-so-little… more 

AWESOME THING WE ATE #993 | Locally Made ‘Brine Adams’ Pickles Cut Like A Knife

AWESOME THING WE ATE #993 | Locally Made ‘Brine Adams’ Pickles Cut Like A Knife

by Andrew Morrison | Once upon a time (five years ago) I was asked to judge a pickle competition to decide the best pickle in the province. For several days my… more 

The scout Community

49th Parallel Coffee Roasters & Lucky’s Doughnuts Acorn Agrius Ai & Om Alibi Room Ancora Waterfront Dining & Patio Anh and Chi AnnaLena Araxi Arbor Ask For Luigi Au Comptoir Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie Bar Oso Bauhaus Beach Bay Café & Patio Beaucoup Bakery & Cafe Bel Café Bestie Bishop’s Bistro Wagon Rouge Bittered Sling Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar Botanist Bottleneck Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar Bufala Burdock & Co. Cabrito Cacao Cadeaux Bakery Café Medina Caffè Artigiano Camp Lifestyle + Coffee Co. Campagnolo Campagnolo ROMA Cartems Donuterie Chambar Chefs’ Table Society of BC Chez Christophe Chocolaterie Patisserie  Chicha Chill Winston ChocolaTas Chocolate Arts Cibo Trattoria Cinara CinCin Ristorante + Bar Cioffi’s Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill Cocktails & Canapes Catering + Events Cook Culture Culinary Capers Catering & Special Events Dirty Apron Cooking School & Delicatessen District Brasserie Dixie’s Authentic Texas BBQ Earnest Ice Cream East Van Roasters Cafe Edible Canada Elementa Espana Fable Fanny Bay Farmer’s Apprentice Fat Mao Fernwood Coffee Company Field & Social Forage Giovane Cafe + Eatery Gotham Steakhouse & Bar Grain Granville Island Grapes & Soda Greenhorn Espresso Bar Gyoza Bar Hart House Restaurant Harvest Community Foods Hawksworth Restaurant Heirloom Heritage Asian Eatery Homer Street Cafe & Bar Hy’s Steakhouse Irish Heather Jamjar JJ Bean Joe Pizza Joy Road Catering Juice Truck Juke Fried Chicken Juniper Keefer Bar Kin Kao Kissa Tanto Knifewear Kozakura Kuma Tofino L’Abattoir La Buca La Mezcaleria La Pentola La Quercia La Taqueria Pinche Taco Shop Les Amis du Fromage Lions Pub, The Liquidity Bistro Lobby Lounge + RawBar Longtail Kitchen Made By Pacific Maenam Mak N Ming Mamie Taylor’s MARKET by Jean-Georges Matchstick Coffee Roasters Meinhardt Fine Foods Miku Restaurant Milano Coffee Minami Miradoro Mission Mister Mogiana Coffee Mosquito Nero Belgian Waffle Bar Nicli Antica Pizzeria Nightingale Nomad Nook Nuba Oakwood Canadian Bistro OLO OPUS Bar Osteria Savio Volpe Oyama Sausage Co. Pallet Coffee Roasters Pat’s Pub & BrewHouse Pidgin Pizzeria Farina Pointe Restaurant at the Wickaninnish Inn, The Pourhouse Railtown Cafe Railtown Catering Rain Or Shine Ice Cream Red Wagon, The Revolver Coffee Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co. Royal Dinette Salt Tasting Room Savoury Chef Shaughnessy Restaurant Shebeen Whisk(e)y House Shelter Siena Six Acres Sophie’s Cosmic Cafe Sorella Stable House, The Tableau Bar Bistro Tacofino Tavola Terra Breads Thierry Thomas Haas Chocolates & Patisserie Timber Timbertrain Coffee Roasters Torafuku Tractor Foods Truffles Fine Foods Two Rivers Specialty Meats UBC Farm Uncommon Cafe, The Urban Digs Farm Uva Wine & Cocktail Bar Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise™ Program Via Tevere Pizzeria Napoletana Vij’s Restaurant Virtuous Pie West Restaurant Wildebeest Wolf In The Fog YEW seafood

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was .

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was .