DK Wings a casualty at the casino

DK Wings, we hardly knew ya

Douglas Keane with his favorite dog.
Douglas Keane with his favorite dog.

IMG_5391Rumors swirled Tuesday night after word that Chef Douglas Keane’s DK Wings eatery in the Graton Resort and Casino had been boarded up.

Keane has confirmed the closure, and  the restaurant’s logo on the casino’s website has been removed from the Marketplace page.

The fried chicken wing and pickle bar was a creative concept from the former Cyrus chef, opening in early November. Early reviews from Keane fans were positive, but Yelpers didn’t seem quite as enthusiastic. Both Keane and partner Nick Peyton (who still have the successful HBG Bar in Healdsburg) were working the lines and hawking wings almost daily, leading BiteClub to wonder if the strain of churn-and-burn at such a high-traffic spot was ultimately too much.

Keane did not return phone calls or messages. BiteClub wishes Keane and his staff the best.