wings and fish / encanto


Mary is a San Diego native and has been a food blogger for 11+ years. She is an avid reader, a lover of puppies, and loves trying new food. Foods she loves: sweets, peanut butter, pasta, Triscuit crackers with cream cheese, and extra nuts on top of her sundaes. Food she dislikes: pickles, really spicy food, runny eggs, olives, and too much arugula.

7 Responses

  1. Faye says:

    What’s up with wanting wings lately – because *I* also have been craving wings all week too! I was in OB today and actually had some wings!

    The fried fish looks nicely seasoned though. I usually like cod for my fried fish and chips. That thin white fish needs to eat a sandwich or something.

    Doesn’t $1+/wing seem pricey to you. I can’t believe how expensive wings have gotten over the years. I thought they used to be so cheap. I bought some wings last week (from 99 Ranch) and tried to deep fry them naked (no flour, etc). I couldn’t get the skin as crispy as I wanted though. Have you tried deep frying wings before?

    • mary says:

      Hi Faye – Must just be a wings kind of vibe lately! I hope you had good wings in OB!
      I suppose $1+ for a wing seems a little pricey. The ones here at Wings & Fish though are large and really meaty so I don’t mind paying for it. Wings do seem pricier now though! I have not tried deep frying wings, usually I like to grill them instead. Maybe they use cornstarch to get that really crispy skin – that’s what I tried doing when I baked them around Super Bowl time and they were really good.

  2. Two things! Dammit! Number 1 – My coupon for Salaam Fish House is now “invalid” because this place took over! But the good thing is, Number 2 – This place took over!!!!!

    Want to give this a try! Those look like meaty wings!

    Bentley is so cute! What kind of dog is he and how old (or does his face just have white fur)?

    • mary says:

      Hi CC – Bummer about the coupon! The wings here are really good – nicely fried, very crisp, and so meaty!

      Bentley is a Chihuahua – Jake thinks he’s mixed with something else, maybe a terrier of some kind. He is 16, if you can believe it! He’s quite spry for a dog his age!

  3. Me again. Just read the old yelp reviews of Salaam Fish House (which doesn’t indicate that they are “closed”) and they mention the special ‘bean pie’ and their ‘African Fries’. Perhaps it’s the same food/cooks but different name and/or owners?

    • mary says:

      Hi CC – It is the same owner as Salaam Fish House, they rebranded the restaurant this year to try and reach out to a wider audience. It’s pretty much the same menu, too. I talked with the owner, Carl, today. His son in law works taking orders up front and his son works as a cook. I almost got a bean pie today but I had already picked up some donuts from Donut Panic and didn’t want to get another dessert! We will be back!

      • Ooh Donut Panic! That’s right, those vegan donuts are only available Sun and Wednesdays! 🙂

        I mentioned the coupon thing because you have the same coupon book. In any case, I plan to check out Wings and Fish soon.

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