Slangin’ Birdz, an LA Transplant, Will Open AZ Brick-and-Mortar

A Los Angeles food stand has opted to open its first storefront right here in the heart of Tempe.
Slangin’ Birdz, an LA Transplant, to Open AZ Brick-and-Mortar
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Greg Danielyan founded Slangin’ Birdz in Los Angeles in 2019. Serving up Nashville Hot Chicken, Danielyan found himself cooking on a street corner, pop-up style. After only two years in business, the eatery has found itself a more permanent location—which just happens to be in Tempe.

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“This is currently our single brick and mortar location (but soon to expand) since I was cooking on a street corner in Los Angeles!” wrote Danielyan in an email to What Now Phoenix. Danielyan is now the Executive Director of Slangin’ Birdz, Inc, and Tempe is soon to get as much hot chicken as it can handle.

Slangin’ Birdz is headed to 414 S. Mill Avenue, Suite 101. There you’ll be able to find various combo platters of chicken at heat levels named things like “walk of shame” (that’s naked, to you), “1st Base,” and “Hotter than your X.” Slaw, fries, sweet potato tots, and more come as side options. Birdz even slangs fried pickles.

Danielyan attributes his admiration for great food with complex flavors to growing up in LA, falling into a long distance relationship with Nashville Hot Chicken, and his Armenian mom’s “home-cooked, flavorful meals.” Now he is on a mission to help Arizonans “savor the flavors all the way from Nashville.” And we’re not complaining.

Slangin’ Birdz is currently hiring, but an exact opening date has not yet been announced. Follow the eatery on social media for updates.

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Eve Payne

Eve Payne

Eve Payne is a freelance writer with an MFA in poetry from Syracuse University. In 2019, she received the Leonard Brown Prize for her poetry, which has appeared or is forthcoming in Colorado Review, The Adroit Journal, Nashville Review, and RHINO.
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