Readers have been asking us about the status of Silver Spring Wings since we reported last month that they had lost their lease and were searching for a new home. We checked in with owner Evan Walton over the weekend, and we’ve learned he’s still on the hunt for a new space.
“The phone rings off the hook every day here,” Walton said via Instagram direct message. “We have not found a new home yet; I am still working through this tough process. We have a really good product, and I want to make sure we can grow properly.”
“We are looking for a new location,” Walton said in a November message to the Source. “Our landlord wouldn’t renew our lease and didn’t want us doing takeout anymore.”
Silver Spring Wings opened in May, according to The MoCo Show: “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.”
Since the May opening, Silver Spring Wings quickly became a favorite among local chicken wing lovers.
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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