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Wings are just the starter at new family-friendly Fort Worth restaurant

Wings are the starter at new family-friendly Fort Worth restaurant

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Wings by Wings Over Fort Worth. Photo courtesy of Wings Over FW

Fort Worth has a new restaurant specializing in one of the hottest cuisines: chicken wings. Called Wings Over Fort Worth, it opened on March 5 at 520 Alta Mere Dr., in a former Del Taco, where it's serving wings, yes, but also burgers, salads, and fried seafood.

Wings Over FW is a spinoff of Wings Over Kaufman, which first opened in Kaufman in 1998, followed by Wings Over Seagoville which opened in 2002.

With the pandemic making chicken of all kinds more popular, the company is in a good position for expansion. A spokesperson said they're looking at adding more Wings Over other cities across DFW.

Their specialty is jumbo bone-in wings, but they also do "bone-out" IE tenders. Sauces include familiar flavors like lemon pepper, honey BBQ, and Thai chili, but also some amusing options such as the mild "sissy babies" and spicy "bad boys".

The menu has some clever flight references: For example, the appetizer category is called "pre-flight," with fried pickles and fried mushrooms.

They don't just do wings: They have fried fish and fried shrimp, which you can get on a platter or else in a po' boy sandwich; and a Philly cheesesteak with provolone cheese, grilled onion, and mushrooms on a toasted hoagie roll.

Burgers are cooked on a seasoned griddle. A basic burger is $5. There's a Cattlemen with "bro" sauce, grilled onions, and cheese; a double-meat double-cheese "Jumbo 747", and the Elvis, with bacon and cheddar (which they describe as "the nacho kind").

Three chicken sandwiches include a spicy grilled chicken sandwich with jalape├▒os and a Buffalo chicken sandwich featuring tenders.

For a wings place, they have a surprisingly robust selection of salads including Cobb salad, Asian Mandarin salad, Southwest Spicy with chicken, caramelized onions, chips & salsa, and a Redneck salad which has greens, onion, tomato, cheese, bacon, and fried tenders.

They serve a limited selection of alcohol, including beer and wine-based margaritas, both regular and frozen. But their commitment to beer is sufficient enough that they offer a monthly rotating special.

Being family-friendly is a point of pride, a welcoming place to hang out with the family  or grab a beer with the guys.