Twisted Chicken Cafe owners Tom and Susan Werner (center) hold a ribbon cutting ceremony at their restaurant on North Belair Road in Evans. The restaurant will be open for business on Tuesday.
Photo by Jim Blaylock
The Twisted Chicken Cafe is getting ready to fly.
Owners of the new Evans sports bar-style restaurant, Tom and Susan Werner, tentatively plan to open Tuesday.
The new restaurant at 663 N. Belair Road features an eclectic menu and atmosphere gleaned from the Werners' travel experiences.
"We've traveled to lots of different beds and breakfasts and restaurants all over the place and started experimenting in the kitchen," Mr. Werner said at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the business last week. "We spent at least year working on different recipes and trying them out on our friends."
The experimentation resulted in a menu offering 18 varieties of chicken wings, Angus beef, chicken, fish and pasta platters, deli and fish sandwiches, hamburgers and a full-service bar.
Mrs. Werner focused mostly on the menu, while Mr. Werner, who also owns Pierwood Construction Co., designed and built the restaurant.
"We wanted to make it into something casual and fun," he said. "Most of the seating is in booths, with a room of tables for overflow and private parties. We'll have two outdoor eating areas. We'll also have 18 TVs mounted on the walls for sports. Customers should be able to see a TV no matter where they are sitting."
Situated at the corner of North Belair and Evans-to-Locks roads, Mr. Werner thinks the 4,500-square-foot establishment is ideally located to cater to the growing Evans population.
"We have all of these offices around us now, and there are several neighborhoods right up the road from us," he said. "Getting in and out of here is definitely a lot better than taking your chances on Washington Road."
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