Minj no more

It is a sad day for wing lovers in Greensboro.  South Elm Street’s Minj Grille is closed with a sign on the door directing inquiries to a telephone number which connects you to an attorney’s office.  (Previous coverage - me, Cone)

My family just hates this development.  Son Jackson has been working there on weekends washing dishes and a few close friends and I have been meeting at Minj’s most-friendly bar on a weekly basis for about six months enjoying their “kicked-up” wings and ice cold Yuengling beer.

I do know that the Hill family, which owns the place, is still around because Minj sauce inventor Niki had a letter published in this morning’s N&R about a completely different subject.

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6 Comments

  1. Posted July 13, 2006 at 7:28 am | Permalink

    I ate there once a week and always tried to bring a client there. It was a little noisy for client meetings, but the food was good and the service better. I guess not enough people ate there or it was “something else.” Either way, it’s sad. That’s exactly what we needed downtown.

  2. Wayne R.
    Posted July 13, 2006 at 7:48 am | Permalink

    I was afraid of that. The service there was absolutely great, and they knew you if you went there more than a couple times. I’m not a wings fan, but theirs were really special. Downtown GSO is poorer for it. Glad I got a T-shirt beforehand. Got two, as a matter of fact: one long-sleeve, one short-sleeve.

    Not a nicer family in the world. I hope they can come back some day.

    David, what are we gonna do on Wednesdays??

    Ww

  3. Posted July 13, 2006 at 7:12 pm | Permalink

    I stopped by there for lunch today to find the same sign. I called the number for the attorney for more info. The only info they would give was that the attorney represented the landlord and they couldn’t tell me if Minj would ever reopen at that location. I’ve got kicked up tears on the inside, wishing my tummy had kicked up wings on the inside. We can only hope that they will resurface in the near future. Those are the best damn wings I’ve ever had.

  4. Samuel Spagnola
    Posted July 15, 2006 at 12:26 am | Permalink

    Too bad. The staff was always very friendly, the atmosphere was nice, and the food was good.

  5. Louis Bekoe
    Posted July 17, 2006 at 8:54 am | Permalink

    I was going to go up there and eat on friday and found out they were closed. I have a few friends that refused to go in due to the name. “MINJ” is a slang term for vagina and thus when i brought up going there with friends (some female) the plan was nixed.

  6. NIKI HILL
    Posted September 21, 2006 at 7:51 pm | Permalink

    I AM JUST NOW GETTING A CHANCE TO SEE ALL THE SAD COMMENTS FROM OUR REGULARS. I HAD NO IDEA THE TWO DAYS THAT YOU WERE NOT ABLE TO GET WINGS WOULD BRING SUCH TEARS! I AM LOVING IT, YOUR COMMENTS ARE BRINGING ME TO TEARS! WE REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR LOYALTY AND CONCERN. I HOPE THAT ALL OF YOU HAVE COME TO SEE US SINCE THEN AND REALIZED THAT THE BEST IS YET TO COME.

    THANK YOU AGAIN…MATT AND NIKI HILL

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  1. By Hogg’s Blog » Minj again on July 19, 2006 at 9:35 pm

    [...] I spoke with owners Niki and Matt and they never really said why they were closed for a while, but no matter… their Yuengling is cold and the “kicked-up” version of their wings are hot and tasty as ever.  They said they were humbled and overwhelmed by the number of people who called during their short hiatus to offer concern and help if needed. [...]