Thursday, May 30, 2024

San Diego fan fave Epic Wings opening first Long Beach location

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After serving San Diego for four decades, Epic Wings is ready to make its second dive into Los Angeles County by opening up a shop at Atlantic Avenue and 45th Street in the Long Beach neighborhood of Bixby Knolls, shortly after opening a location in Northridge.

The move comes as a warm welcome after Cali Shrimp & Wingz—Long Beach’s stellar and locally owned wing joint that occupied a space at the northwest corner of Orange Avenue and 10th Street—closed up shop mid-pandemic, leaving us with, well, Wing Stop and Buffalo Wild Wings.

While somewhat corporate-y, Epic Wings is beyond the nationwide stretch that Wing Stop and Buffalo Wild Wings hold, still managing to maintain a stronghold on the San Diego food scene in terms of what locals recommend for wings despite having over 15 locations across the San Diego area (with a newly minted Arizona location in Glendale.

Epic Wings is expected to open in Bixby Knolls in the coming months.

Brian Addison
Brian Addison
Brian Addison has been a writer, editor, and photographer for more than a decade, covering everything from food and culture to transportation and housing. In 2015, he was named Journalist of the Year by the Los Angeles Press Club and has since garnered 25 nominations and three additional wins. In 2019, he was awarded the Food/Culture Critic of the Year across any platform at the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards.

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