While driving to Bonnie Jean's I noticed a restaurant that looked rather new, it had popped up since my last visit to the area last year.
The menu was pretty large.... with almost every single "side" known to mankind.... wow, so many choices. I was looking for fried chicken. And while you can buy it by the piece, the name of the place is "Annie Belle's Famous Wings and Greens", so I went with the Wings and Greens House Special ($8.49), They call the wings they serve here "Granny Wings" and there are two served with this special. Two wings? That seemed a bit pricey, I hope they weren't what came off a "Granny Hen"..... and they weren't.
These were actually two whole good sized wings.... pretty much what other places would call four wings. And while the batter at Bonnie Jean's was light and crisp, this was thick and crunchy, almost hard. They obviously use a lot of leavening in their batter. The wings were moist, but I found the whole thing to be on the salty side, without anything else much going for it.
Along with the wings was a large portion of collard greens.
Again, this wasn't bad, it was a portioned very generously. But I prefer my greens a bit less mushy, these were a little too over done for my taste, closer to creamed spinach than the kind of greens I got used to eating in Georgia and other places down South. There was a ton of "liquor" which was again too salty for me, and lacking in the light smokey flavor I love in greens.
This came with two very moist, but bland cornbread muffins.
I will say that I enjoyed the woman serving me. She was very nice.... after bring food out to another table she turned to me and said, "don't worry honey, you next.... and it's going to be gooood!"
Annie Belle's Famous Wings and Greens
1746 Euclid Ave
San Diego, CA 92102
Please read Mary's post on Annie Belle's here.