MESQUITE – Hot, mild, boneless, bone-in, spicy, sweet – you name it. The options are endless when it comes to Phat Wings, in Mesquite. Owner Darnell Alexander, who hails from the Show-Me state, says his wing spot was years in the making.
"Phat Wings was a vision I had about 13 years ago,” Alexander told Newsfix. "We don't just do your typical from the case to the fryer. We have a process that we do with our wings."
Which includes brining the chicken overnight. The end result? Juicy wings, that pack a lot of flavor – and punch.
As for the sides?
"We have baked beans; that's one of my sister's signature beans,” Alexander said. “And she's from St. Louis, Missouri. She gave me her recipe so I've been using it."
Chew on This: When Alexander isn't in the kitchen, he's helping to feed the word of God.
"I'm a minister in my church,” Alexander told Newsfix. “I started in Missouri and I did a lot of street ministry."
Alexander also turned his ministry into music, as a rapper and former owner of a gospel record label.
"A lot of things I've learned in the church and about reading the scriptures is about being a servant,” Alexander said.
So whether you're being served a heavenly meal, or southern hospitality – with a Midwest flair – Phat Wings will fill the void in your stomach, and spirit.