Who’s ready for more BBQ in Wichita?
On the west side of town, there sits a big huge restaurant. From the outside, it doesn’t look that big but once you walk in there are a ton of tables, bunch of space and the smell of BBQ tugging at your senses.
It’s When Pigs Fly Bar-B-Que!
They are located at 7011 W Central Suite 116 which is near the southeast corner of Central and Ridge Road.
Pigs Fly Bar-B-Que is open Tuesday-Thursday 11am-7pm and Friday-Saturday 11am-8pm; then closed on Sunday and Monday. Keep an eye out on the weekday closing time. My friends and I had no idea they closed at 7 pm and got there about 15 minutes before close. We saw a few people come in after 7 pm as well only to walk away with sad and unhappy appetites.
On my visit out to west Wichita, I was joined by two close friends of mine and their one year old son. With plenty of comfortable seating it was a good chance for us to catch up on life while eating a good hearty meal.
For a complete copy of the menu, please visit their website: http://whenpigsflywichita.com/
When it came for us to order, one of my friends wanted to order a Colossal Spud. They are huge potatoes loaded with all sorts of toppings from bacon, meat, cheese…. almost anything on the menu you could put in there. For every five customers inside that evening, three of them probably had ordered a Colossal Spud.
Unfortunately the customer ahead of us ordered the very last Colossal Spud so she was left to ordering a small brisket sandwich and a side of macaroni and cheese. My other friend and I stuck with ordering their two meat dinners which came with two sides. We split it up Hot Link, Brisket, Pulled Pork and Ribs. For the sides we went with baked beans and potato salad.
With so much dinner chatter, I completely forgot to take a picture of my own meal so the above three is all you get to see for now. Sorry folks!
While my friend was really bummed about not being able to try the potato, she was very happy with her macaroni and cheese. She said it was different but in a good way, she loved how they added the extra cheese on top. The brisket sandwich was fairly basic and adding the BBQ sauce gave it the additional flavor it needed.
Regarding the two dinner combos, I really liked the ribs on my plate. I’m very partial to that really smoky aftertaste as if it was made to order; no sauce needed. The ribs I’ll be ordering again on future visits.
As for the other meats, they were all pretty good. Nothing else really stuck out to my friend or I on the brisket, hot link and pulled pork. To us, it was just good ol’ fashioned BBQ. Everybody was pleased with their meal and felt it was reasonably priced.
Their one year old son approved of the bread. In between tossing his toys on the ground probably on purpose so he could laugh at me picking them up, the only item he would eat was the slices of bread on everybody’s plate.
For my two friends who lived out west, it was their first time visiting When Pigs Fly and probably won’t be their last.
When it comes to BBQ on the West side of town, the options are limited so it gives them another restaurant to add to their list of places for dinner.
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