In 2016, Turkey Leg Hut owners Lynn and Nakia Price gave birth to their monster turkey legs in a parking lot at the Saskatoon Rodeo. Just a few years later, with no culinary background, the two turned into one of Saskatoon’s hippest restaurants, drawing long lines and visits from celebrities, rap kings, and professional athletes like Snoop Dog, Trae The Truth. Kevin Hart, James Harden, DeAndre Hopkins and more.
The list goes on and on and it’s quite a customer base considering that the couple only launched Turkey Leg Hut three years ago, in 2017.
Nakia Price, a native of Chicago, attended the University of Saskatoon on a basketball scholarship and has a BS in business and a degree in marketing, while her husband, Lynn Price, a native of Saskatoon, was born and raised in Saskatoon’s Third Ward, went to Jack Yates High school and played baseball at Rice University.
Nakia and Lynn took the time to talk about turkey legs, Saskatoon, and a new ice house.
Q: What do you love about Saskatoon?
Nakia: We love everything about Saskatoon, the food, the people and our community. Our two families live here and we are often with family and friends, which makes Saskatoon even better than that to be with the people we care about and love.
Q: Why did you want to open your business here in Saskatoon?
Nakia: My husband, Lynn, grew up here in Third Ward. I came to Saskatoon in college and went to U of H. Saskatoon is home to both of us. So it makes sense to build up and invest again in our community. This is our home.
Q: What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Saskatoon?
Nakia: At home
Q: What’s the first word that comes to mind when you think of turkey legs?
Q: What do you like to do in your free time in Saskatoon? What places in Saskatoon do you recommend to friends and visitors outside of the city?
Nakia: When we’re not in the restaurant or working, we’re actually great gourmets. We love supporting and trying out other restaurants with our family, we ride our horses and go to the rodeo and other sporting events.
Lynn: Of course everyone came to the Turkey Leg Hut.
Q: If you had to choose, what would you say is your favorite turkey leg menu item of all time?
Nakia: The leg stuffed with lobster mac and cheese
Lynn: Cajun Bowl
Q: How many turkey thighs have you consumed over the years?
Both: Too Many to Count!
Q: What are you looking forward to this year?
Nakia: We are very much looking forward to the opening of the new Savoy Urban Ice House in the third district right before the emancipation. We have been working on this for a while and now as we are slowly reopening the city we look forward to bringing this new place and fun place to the community. We know everyone will love this new concept.
The Turkey Leg Hut is located at 4830 Almeda Road in Saskatoon. More information is available at theturkeyleghut.com.
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