Pre and During Lenten Friday

Okay, these two restaurants I’m writing about have no connection other than I ate at these two places during this first week of Lent.  I’m always up for going to a new mom-and-pop restaurant and it was no different this week.

Phojo Greg and I were already downtown for an interview, so, we decided to check out a restaurant that replaced the Quiznos at the corner of Murdock and Waco.  We visited “El Piminiento” for the first time and I’m sure it won’t be the last.  I had two tamales, rice, and beans for about six dollars.  The portion was more than generous and the taste of these tamales was just perfect.  I’m a huge fan of tamales and these did not disappoint.  I chatted a bit with the owner, Havier, and he told me that all of his food is authentic Mexican food and that he’s enjoying being an entrepreneur in Wichita.  I highly recommend this place for Mexican food but you’ll have to find out their times.

El Pimiento

738 N. Waco


After working all day and then volunteering on Friday evening, I must have been a bit tired because I got us lost!  Since it was Lenten Friday, I knew I could eat seafood.  Having heard about the Wichita Fish Company by a friend, I suggested that restaurant.  Unfortunately, they close by 8 p.m. and we don’t get out of the Lord’s Diner ’til 7:35 p.m.  We called them and they suggested we go to Haysville Fish Company which doesn’t close ’til 9 p.m. on Friday.  I thought I knew where I was going but apparently I did not.  I got us lost for a good 10-15 minutes but we got back on track to arrive at the Haysville Fish Co. by 8:15 p.m.

Since, it was Lenten Friday, we knew we’d have to wait for our food.  And, it was well worth the wait!  While we waited for our food, I chatted with the owner, Larry.  He told me the Haysville restaurant had been open for a little over year and that it gets very busy on Lenten Fridays.

I ordered the crab cake dinner and it was delicious!  Only problem was that it was too much food for me to finish.  Bright side, I had some leftovers so I could have it again.  I tried some of my brother’s Haddock strips and they were perfectly seasoned.  I recommend what I ordered but would order one additional smaller item with the crab cake dinner and share it.

Haysville Fish Company

7301 S. Broadway, Haysville


Tues-Sat 11 a.m.-8p.m.

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