By Karen Murphy
It’s Friday night, a local band is playing some fun, classic rock tunes. Couples are dancing under the stars or sitting back having a beer as kids play in the sand pit. It’s not a night at the beach, though. It’s a night in Killearn Lakes at Hurricane Grill & Wings.
General Manager Philip Brennan said, “When people come to Hurricane, we want them to get away from the craziness that is their lives and just enjoy themselves.”
Brennan said the atmosphere at this restaurant is “chill” and on a typical Friday night, his customers are enjoying themselves, having a great time, dancing.
“We have a lot of regulars. Everybody knows them by name, kinda the Cheers thing,” he laughs, referring to the 80s TV show. “Our staff knows what they drink. As soon as they see them walk in door, their drinks are ready.” He continued, “We have a lot of families, with lots of kids running around having a great time. The kids are so entertained the parents can relax and enjoy themselves too.”
And while there is live music four nights a week at Hurricane Grill and Wings, customers also come for the food.“We want folks to take a ‘Flavor Vacation,” Brennan said. He said customers can add any flavor sauce or rub to any menu item to create their own unique dishes. Every few months, Hurricane adds seasonal sauces, like “Island Heat Wave” to its staple menu items to change things up. In addition to wings, Hurricane offers a wide selection of island fare including Caribbean Grilled Chicken and Grilled Mahi, shrimp and salads.
Happy hour starts early at Hurricane and lasts much longer than an hour, running from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. After happy hour, the band starts playing outside and entertainment lasts until 10 p.m. when the music ordinance shuts them down.
Brennan said the patio fills up pretty quickly and suggest making reservations early. He promises a night that’s “fun and upbeat. We’ll keep everybody happy. We want everybody dancing and enjoying themselves.”