Since their October 30 post on Instagram stating that they were temporarily closed, readers have been asking about the status of Silver Spring Wings. We’ve learned that the chicken wings, tenders, and potato wedges restaurant from the owner of Recess Catering & Events lost their lease and is searching for a new home.
“We are looking for a new location,” owner Evan Walton said in a message to the Source. “Our landlord wouldn’t renew our lease and didn’t want us doing takeout anymore.”
According to The MoCo Show, Silver Spring Wings opened in May: “When Evan Walton left his job as the executive chef at the MGM to start Recess Catering & Events, he knew he’d be taking a risk. Three years later, he experienced the same catastrophic results many food and hospitality-based businesses experienced due to the COVID pandemic…and the biggest risk of them all was realized.”
Washington City Paper’s Sabrina Medora sang the wing spot’s praises in the alt-weekly’s August article, These Are the Neighborhood Bars and Restaurants We’ve Relied on During the Pandemic: “Last time we got Silver Spring Wings, my husband and I feasted on leftovers for two days with unwavering enthusiasm. We’ve since recommended these wings to everyone we know. Next time you’re worrying about what to cook, pay Walton a visit in Silver Spring. He also does limited deliveries in the area. Don’t skip the coleslaw.”
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