Last month, a chicken wing pop-up bar rolled into Finnieston’s DockYard Social in Scotland. What makes that unique? A Wing and a Prayer is a Drake-themed bar where you can enjoy a night out and have some wings.
The new food spot began as an idea from Too Gallus’ creative director Barrington Reeves, who also took the lead on all the design and marketing for Glasgow’s first permanent street food market. The pop-up is an homage to the Fake Love singer; it serves dishes such as Controlla: Caribbean chicken and Teriyaki wings. There are also vegan dishes and seitan options available to order.
After Barrington discovered that he shared a love of hip-hop music with the vast majority of his clientele, he came up with the Drake-themed bar.
“This seemed like a natural marriage of our two passions—food and music.”
In an interview with Glasgow Live, Barrington said that he had really been able to push the boundaries creatively, coming up with fun and quirky ideas that most big agencies would shy away from.
“I always like to let a little bit of myself and my personality come through in projects but this has allowed me to take it to another level. A lot of similar street food markets have been reserved, quite pretentious and gentrified.”
Of course, Drake isn’t the first rapper to inspire hip-hop-themed street food. Another stall at the upcoming Glaswegian market pays homage to Wu-Tang Clan with a pop-up named C.R.E.A.M. And Ghostface Killah made an appearance at a restaurant cleverly called Toastface Grillah in Perth, Australia, a few years back. Even PANTONE has gotten into the pop-up food business.