Second Wings & Things opens on Saturday

2mwl1.SlMa.80I reported back in May that a second location of Wings & Things, the restaurant owned by football star and Wichita native Kamerion Wimbley and his aunt Valerie Mitchell, would open this summer, and the day arrives on Saturday. The new restaurant is at 331 W. 31st St. S. and just like the original at 2800 E. Central, it specializes in wings with several sauce choices, catfish, burgers and more. It also will have the same hours as the original Wings & Things, which opened a year ago: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 11 a.m.t o 8 p.m. Sundays.

To celebrate the grand opening of the new store and the original store’s first birthday, both restaurants will offer specials daily from Saturday through July 20. Customers can get 75-cent wings, $5 cheeseburger and fries baskets and $5 one-piece catfish baskets. For more information, visit www.wingsandthings.com.

A second Wings & Things will open this summer

The first Wings & Things opened last July.

The first Wings & Things opened last July.

The first Wings & Things, a restaurant owned by football star and Wichita native Kamerion Wimbley— opened in July of last year at 2800 E. Central.

The second should open in late June.

It will be on 31st St. South between Broadway and Seneca, said general manager Michael Mann. Wimbley also will open a third Twice as Nice barbershop right next door. He already has two Twice as Nice shops in Wichita, one of which is next to the original Wings & Things.

Wimbley, a graduate of Northwest High and member of the Tennessee Titans, doesn’t live here but has relatives who do. The restaurant serves wings, fish sandwiches and more.

Wimbley was a quarterback, punter and linebacker at Northwest High. He went on to play as a defensive end at Florida State and was a first-round pick in the 2006 NFL Draft. He played four seasons for the Cleveland Browns, then spent two seasons in Oakland before playing for Tennessee.

Football star opening wings restaurant in Wichita

Kamerion Wimbley

Football star Kamerion Wimbley — a Wichita native and a defensive end for the Tennessee Titans — is opening a wings restaurant in Wichita this weekend.

Wimbley, a graduate of Northwest High, is the owner of Wings & Things at 2800 E. Central. He’s teaming with his aunt, Valerie Mitchell, to open the restaurant, which will serve wings, fish sandwiches and more.

The grand opening is from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, and Wimbley will be there, talking with the media and community members, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Wimbley also owns the Twice As Nice barbershop at 2804 E. Central.

Mitchell has operated several other restaurants called Wings & Things in Wichita over the years. Her last incarnation was open six or seven years ago, a manager said.

The restaurant will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays.

Wimbley was a quarterback, punter and linebacker at Northwest High. He went on to play as a defensive end at Florida State and was a first-round pick in the 2006 NFL Draft. He played four seasons for the Cleveland Browns, then spent two seasons in Oakland before playing for Tennessee.