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Athens’ New Mobile Eatery: Wingspan

If you’re still mourning the loss of Uncle Jerry’s, the tasty little trailer that served biscuits and burgers on Chase Street, then you will be as excited as I was to hear that a new mobile eatery, Wingspan, has moved onto its spot, at Chase and Oneta, in the parking lot most famous for containing Twice the Ice. Suzanne Bennett sent in the hot tip.

Run by Alicia and Daniel May of Blazer’s in Madison County, Wingspan isn’t expecting business to boom for a while. Rather, the Mays hope to iron out the kinks before football season, like a lot of restaurant folks in this town. They rent the space and the certified commissary from the folks who own the lot (and ran Uncle Jerry’s) and don’t have plans to move around for now, but, as Alicia May pointed out, that is the advantage of a food truck: the ability to pick up and move elsewhere should business not be great.

The menu focuses on wings and burgers, prepared there fresh to order, and also includes corn dogs, fried fish, fried pickles, ice cream sandwiches, fried apple pies and soft drinks. You can place large orders or order in advance if you’re in a hurry by calling 706-424-9511.

Everything is carry-out only, but Wingspan does take credit cards as well as cash. It’s on Twitter and open Wed-Sat, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.