Fins Concepts co-owner Derek Hood isn’t ready to bare his soul about Naked Fins, a new restaurant he’s planning to unveil in Boise on Broadway Avenue.
But he does share a hint. About the naked part.
“It’s not Twin Peaks — don’t worry,” Hood says with a laugh, referring to the “breastaurant” sports-bar chain with a location near the Boise Spectrum.
Slated to debut this summer, Naked Fins, 1120 S. Broadway Ave., will be a fast-casual dining destination with a seafood focus, Hood says. It will be in a former Subway sandwich shop space.
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Naked Fins follows in the culinary footsteps of other Fins Concepts restaurants — Lucky Fins Grill and Smokin Fins Grill.
“It’s kind of a hybrid off Lucky Fins, and it’s a little bit of everything,” Hood says. “I think it will be well-received.”
The first Lucky Fins opened at 1441 N. Eagle Road in 2011 in Meridian. Smokin Fins debuted in 2015 in Littleton, Colorado. Lucky Fins offers seafood, sushi, burgers and sandwiches. Smokin Fins adds house-smoked options such as ribs, turkey and pork.
Naked Fins should be open by July or August, Hood says.
Don’t want to wait that long for a taste of seafood? Check out Lucky Fins in Meridian or Downtown Boise, or in Greeley, Colorado. There are Smokin Fins locations in Fort Collins, Littleton and Arvada, Colorado, as well as in Chandler, Arizona. A Smokin Fins should open in Idaho Falls by fall, Hood adds.
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