Thursday, February 22, 2024

Minority Business Highlights: Taste of Innova Wings + Greens

Taste of Innova Wings + Greens is a family business through and through. Owned and operated by mother-daughter duo Monique and Kara Hawkins, the restaurant offers homemade wings, collard greens and many more diverse flavors.

Taste of Innova first opened its doors at The Amp at 16 Tech, 1220 Waterway Blvd., Stall 8, in June of 2021 as a way to bring its family together during the pandemic. The eatery was one of many local minority-owned businesses that partnered with Gainbridge Fieldhouse Food Co. for a short mentorship and residency serving food during Pacers games as part of the Minority Guest Chef program. 

Their stint at Gainbridge, serving wings and greens to hungry Pacers fans, did so well they were invited to become a permanent fixture in 2022. Now, the Hawkins team can be found on the fourth floor Club Level.

The Hawkins’ coveted menu lists 12 original wing flavors — including Italian Parm, African Pepper Zest, Savannah Heat, Island Jerk, Pan Asian curry and Uncle Nearest Innova Chile — collard greens with smoked turkey, chicken tender waffle sandwich, Innova mac and cheese and more.

Taste of Innova is open at The Amp at 16 Tech Tuesday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. Orders can be placed at or through Grubhub, Uber Eats and DoorDash. For more information, email or call 765-400-0929.

If you have a minority-owned and operated business you would like to be featured in the Indiana Minority Business Magazine Directory, visit Indiana Minority Business Directory.

Contact staff writer Chloe McGowan at 317-762-7848. Follow her on Twitter @chloe_mcgowanxx.

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