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New Crown Heights Wing Spot to Serve Biggie-Inspired Sandwich

 Wings and waffles are on the menu at the Brooklyn Wing House, set to open August 19 in Crown Heights.
Wings and waffles are on the menu at the Brooklyn Wing House, set to open August 19 in Crown Heights.
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Courtesy of Brooklyn Wing House

CROWN HEIGHTS — Talk about some "Juicy" bites.

Brooklyn Wing House is set to dish up a slew of nontraditional flavors starting Aug. 19 from the same storefront as the former Super Wings — the now-closed Caribbean wing joint — including a dish honoring the borough's rap royalty.

The new restaurant at 1218 Union St. will serve wings in 10 flavors, including sweet chili rum glaze, pineapple teriyaki and Ciroc-infused habanero, according to owner Andre Spaulding. It will also feature fried chicken and waffles, fried catfish and waffles, mac-and-cheese balls and sandwiches.

Its signature sandwich is named for one of Brooklyn’s biggest celebrities: the Notorious B.I.G. Catfish Sandwich, made on a cheddar bay biscuit with collard greens, smoked turkey neck and peppercorn for $15.

The Notorious B.I.G. Catfish Sandwich at the Brooklyn Wing House. (Courtesy of Andrew Spaulding)

The shop is the brainchild of Spaulding, a Crown Heights native, and friend David Spence, both of whom “really love wings," the owner said. Brooklyn Wing House is not affiliated with the previous business, though the new operators were big fans of the place, Spaulding said. Executive chef Omar Walters of Omar's Kitchen is in charge of the menu.

“Our stuff is fresh, marinated for 24 hours,” the chef said. “We have buffalo, but we also have a tamarind glaze, we have pineapple teriyaki, habanero. We have jerk wings. We’ve got garlic parmesan.”

Prices at Brooklyn Wing House start at $8 for a traditional six-piece, or $6.50 for a five-piece of boneless wings. Most menu items are priced somewhere between $10 and $14, with sides and drinks going for $3 to $6 each.

Spaulding said he hopes customers see a difference in the quality of their food over chain restaurants elsewhere in the borough.

“It’s different when it’s quality,” he said. “We have more time to cook the food.”

Many wing fans are already excited to try the new eatery. Over the weekend, a tweet about the new restaurant from a friend of the owners racked up over 14,000 retweets and a lot of love from people all over the city willing to trek to Brooklyn to give it a shot.

Brooklyn Wing House will be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, as well as for brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday.