Monday, May 20, 2013
Wing Bucket to open in Downtown Dallas, with PB&J wings on menu
You will also be able to buy six-packs of beer like at a convenience store.
DOWNTOWN DALLAS A new chicken wing joint on the first floor of The Metropolitan condos on Main Street in downtown Dallas will open at the end of the summer. Called Wing Bucket, it will offer dine-in service, delivery, and eventually, food until 4 a.m.
Wing Bucket's main squeeze is, of course, wings, which will come in more than 15 flavors including the usuals like hot and spicy. But they will also have Thai flavors, like one mixed with coconut milk; Spanish flavors such as mole; and even an unusual peanut butter and jelly wing. Prices are $6-9 for a basket of wings and fries.
The restaurant will offer counter service, take-out, and delivery. Wing Bucket will also serve beer in bottles or by the six pack from a convenience store set-up. One of co-owner Nhat Ngo's selling points to the renovated space is that they will sell take-away beer and wine until 2 a.m. Patrons can also drink beer or wine inside the restaurant. Beers will be available in singles or in mix 'n' match six-packs.
Initially, Wing Bucket will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., but the eventual plan is to stay open until 4 a.m. to cater to the late-night club crowd in downtown Dallas, Ngo said.
But you certainly don't need to be dressed up to feel comfortable at Wing Bucket, he explained. "The design is urban rustic," Ngo said. "It's not an uppity restaurant down here; we invite people in sandals to come on in, have a beer or eat some wings ... and not have to tip your wait staff."
He also hopes the delivery concept will help keep business steady in downtown, which is regularly quiet after the 5 p.m. work crowd heads home.
Ngo co-owns the space with John Potter. Artist Jeromie Miller will paint murals on the walls depicting 1930s Main Street in Dallas before it opens in late summer 2013.Follow @sblaskovich
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