The national chain Wingstop has a location planned near Tacoma Mall. This marks the first South Sound location for the 600-restaurant chain with locations in Bellevue and Eastern Washington. Its starting to look like a slightly more crowded wing market locally owned Flying Boots and Wings plans to open in the next few weeks. That made-over Lincoln neighborhood haunt plans to open with a menu of wings.
Wingstop anticipates a May opening at 2505 S. 38th St. near the mall. Expect a menu of wings and boneless chicken in 11 flavor choices. The restaurants menu reads similar to Buffalo Wild Wings, the national chain that opened outposts in Tacoma and Puyallup since October 2011.
As for Flying Boots and the Spur Room, an opening should happen in the next week or two at 614 S. 38th St. That bar is a made-over entity, a 75-year neighborhood staple that closed in 2013. New owners, who also own a bar in Renton, have shifted the floor plan, but kept old decor elements, such as the tabletop jukeboxes. The eatery and bar will be 21 and older now.
Flying Boots will specialize in wings. About a dozen configurations will be on the menu in order sizes of 6, 12 and 24. Sauce choices range from the typical buffalo to chipotle and extra spicy; Thai peanut, butter garlic and sweet chili sauce also will be options. Wings can be ordered sans sauce or breading; or they can come coated in a habanero coating. Theres also boneless wings. Find more opening information on the bars Facebook page.