Pavement Whispers: King of the Wings to open a flagship bar and eatery in Stafford
King of the Wings is coming home to roost. In November, the beloved mobile fried-chicken vendor will be opening the doors on its very own flagship restaurant King of the Wings and Things – a laneway diner where guests will be able to devour the brand’s award-winning wings, alongside saucy racks of ribs, juicy burgers and a secret selection of off-menu delights. Here’s what we know …
Most folks might be content operating a growing fleet of award-winning food trucks, but Dylan and Katrina Pires aren’t most folks. Building upon the successful run of their mobile chicken dispensaries and the December 2019 opening of eatery collective StrEAT Easy Diner & Bar, the street-food innovators have decided to give their beloved chicken-wing concept King of the Wings a permanent home. King of the Wings & Things is currently taking shape at Stafford Central – a recently completed development on Stafford Road that also counts The Yiros Shop, seafood stop Catch22, coffee dispensary Papas Corner and Italian eatery Tantulli’s among its residents. Dylan and Katrina have snagged a choice 80-seater site that boasts interior dining and al fresco space in the development’s laneway (the latter of which will soon be adorned with street art). The crew are giving the venue a sports-bar-inspired look and feel, with plenty of cushy booth seating indoors and a breezy beer garden outside.
The concept’s name should clue you in a little bit as to what will be on offer. King of the Wings & Things will naturally be selling the food truck’s famed range of crispy golden chicken wings, with its five core flavours joined by a rotating selection of specials. As for the ‘Things’, diners should expect the likes of old-school burgers, racks of pork ribs and a secret menu. Dylan and Katrina are keeping details of the hush-hush nosh close to the chest, but we can reveal that the secret code to access it can be obtained with a visit to any of the couple’s food trucks – consider it a worthwhile scavenger hunt for the KOTW diehards. Beer will also be a big focus, with brews from Stone & Wood and Green Beacon joined by popular mainstream varieties.
King of the Wings & Things is currently on track for an early-November opening. Stay tuned for more tasty details as they are revealed!
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