Name: Central Kitchen food hall
Location: Irving, Texas
Operated by: Concept Entertainment
Facility: Host Kitchens in the Toyota Music Factory
Delivery: All major delivery providers
Concept(s): The food hall operated by Concept Entertainment — that owns and operates Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill in Texas — founder John Plew and corporate executive chef/partner Keith Castro wanted to create a rotating virtual food hall that would allow customers to mix-and-match cuisines from across the world in one delivery order. Previously, the pair opened a food hall in Oregon that was in-person, but this is the group’s first virtual food hall.
The first three concepts are Killer Wings, Pizza & Spice and Southern Jewel.
Killer Wings: The brand offers all things wings with a variety of flavors and combinations.
Menu: The nine distinctive sauces include: Dry Rub, Old School Buffalo, Atomic Buffalo, BBQ Cilantro Lime, Sesame Ginger, Nashville Hot, Sriracha, Gochujang Korean and Mango Habanero. Sides include fries and salads.
Price: Wings range from $12.95 for 8 pieces to $21.95 for 16 pieces
Southern Jewel: Traditional southern classics with some “Texas heat” made from scratch daily.
Menu: Starters range from crispy fried dill pickles to cheese curds while entrees include items like southern fried chicken, hot chicken Nashville-style, seared and sliced pork belly and smoked BBQ pork topped with Sriracha mayo. Sides include traditional southern items like buttermilk biscuits and hush puppies.
Price: Sandwiches and entrees range from $8.95 to $21.95 for a platter of Nashville Hot Chicken.
Pizza & Spice: Nine gourmet 10-inch pizzas with a variety of sides.
Menu: Nine pizzas are offered: Margherita, Chipotle Chicken, Pepperoni & Four Cheese, The Works, Grilled Pear & Prosciutto, Very Veggie, Spicy Italian Butcher’s, Backyard BBQ Chicken and Reuben. Desserts include milkshakes and the same sides as the above brands are offered.
Price: Pizzas range from $17.95 to $18.95