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New School Soul Food Owners Are Opening a Wing Spot in Northeast

Soul Bowl will serve traditional and vegan wings with a slew of sauces

Several containers are overflowing with wings piled up and covered with different sauces. A doughnut sits in the middle of the table, a nod to the location inside Glam Doll Donuts Northeast location where B.A.D. Wingz will open
Chicken and vegan wings are on the menu with the same flavor swagger fans have come to expect from chef Gerard Klass
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The owners of Soul Bowl, the new soul food restaurant, are now slated to open B.A.D. Wingz inside Northeast’s Glam Doll Donuts. The new spot will serve chicken-centric dishes from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 519 Central Avenue Northeast in Minneapolis. The menu features both chicken wings and a specially made vegan wing that was created through a partnership with the Herbivorous Butcher. Chef Gerard Klass, who owns the restaurants along with his wife Brittney, grew up vegetarian, so creating plant-based options with all the flavor and swagger he’s known for was important.

There will be two meaty and two vegan types of wings to order, along with sauces that include a Cashville hot (like Nashville hot, but with a touch more sweetness to manage the heat), MPLS Mambo (a riff on D.C. Mambo) sauce, plus traditional wing favorites like barbecue and Buffalo. Also on the menu will be steak and sweet potato sides, plus jasmine rice with Steph Curry sauce and vegan ranch dressing.

The restaurant kicks off opening with an event on Tuesday, September 8, with takeout and delivery available. There’s also an app in the works that will make ordering even easier.

Brittney and Gerard Klass first launched Soul Bowl as a pop-up that blended soul food with music, creating now-classic dishes like jerk chicken and waffles, or the behemoth beauty of a fried chicken sandwich. The Big K.R.I.T. Soul Bowl opened its permanent location inside the North Loop food hall Graze last year.