A new restaurant opening in Deep Ellum is bringing the neighborhood an essential cuisine it didn't know it was missing: wings.
Wing Bucket, a local chicken wings chain with three locations, will open a fourth at 2642 Elm St., in the space previously occupied by vintage clothing store Elluments. A representative says that their target date for opening is August.
"You don't know what's going to happen with construction, but we'd like to be open by the end of August or beginning of September," the spokesperson says.
Wing Bucket was founded in 2012 with an inaugural location in downtown Dallas, followed by stores in Richardson and Cedar Hill. They specialize in jumbo-sized chicken wings, tenders, and pork ribs.
They aspire to use fresh, high-quality ingredients, and serve a wide variety of styles and sauces, including original Buffalo, El Loco, and Volcano (very hot). They have dry rubs and dipping sauces, including ranch and honey mustard.
You can buy wings by the piece or in combos with their ribs and tenders.
They also have a big selection of sides, including bacon-cheddar mac and cheese, creamed spinach, creamed corn, mustard potato salad, barbecue baked beans, cabbage, loaded mashed potatoes, and collard greens.
They're heavily into creative fries, with seasoned fries, lemon pepper fries, sour cream and onion fries, garlic Parmesan fries, and sweet potato fries. They also do fried green beans and fried okra.
They rotate in new dishes such as the items they introduced in May, which included cornbread loaf, fried pickles, and red beans and rice.
There are five salads, including a Caesar and a Cobb. They also serve domestic and imported draft and bottled beer, from local breweries and around the world.
They'll serve orders of up to 200 wings, with sides by the tray, making them a popular option for catering. And in probably the most important news, they keep fairly late hours: until midnight.
When they get closer to opening, they'll put up a Facebook page with updates. "That's what we do with all of our locations," the spokesperson says. They're also eyeing Fort Worth for potential expansion.