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(NPR)   The South rises again to take down all those cotton-pickin' horsefeathered gotdamn Yankees who have the nerve, I say the gumption, I say the sheer unmitigated gall, to call something like chicken and waffles a "southern dish"   (npr.org) divider line 181
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2013-02-15 02:15:05 PM
It's a dish invented in the North by Southern blacks and consumed by white people in Northern cities located in the South like Austin and Atlanta.

/that should kick things off
 
2013-02-15 02:16:40 PM

Rapmaster2000: It's a dish invented in the North by Southern blacks and consumed by white people in Northern cities located in the South like Austin and Atlanta.

/that should kick things off


So it's like spaghetti and meatballs then.
 
2013-02-15 02:17:45 PM

Lumpmoose: Rapmaster2000: It's a dish invented in the North by Southern blacks and consumed by white people in Northern cities located in the South like Austin and Atlanta.

/that should kick things off

So it's like spaghetti and meatballs then.


My cousin Sal was in town from Sicily... so we took him to the Olive Garden.
 
2013-02-15 02:19:33 PM
I love fried chicken and I love waffles but eating them together is gross.
 
2013-02-15 02:23:36 PM

ricewater_stool: I love fried chicken and I love waffles but eating them together is gross.


I like it.  The oddest thing is how it's big with Southern-style haute cuisine places.  I frequently see highbrow interpretations of it in Atlanta, but everyone says Gladys Knight's place has the best.
 
2013-02-15 02:25:26 PM

Rapmaster2000: It's a dish invented in the North by Southern blacks and consumed by white people in Northern cities located in the South like Austin and Atlanta.

/that should kick things off


I've always understood this to be the case as well.  It evolved from Southern cuisine, but not actually in the South (perhaps Harlem, if I am not mistaken).  I hadn't heard of it until I went to New York a number of years ago, or at least, I hadn't seen it on any menus.
 
2013-02-15 02:32:12 PM
I'm against fried chicken and waffles because biscuits always beat waffles when it comes to chicken.  Maybe with a little peppercorn gravy.
 
2013-02-15 02:32:37 PM

Nabb1: Rapmaster2000: It's a dish invented in the North by Southern blacks and consumed by white people in Northern cities located in the South like Austin and Atlanta.

/that should kick things off

I've always understood this to be the case as well.  It evolved from Southern cuisine, but not actually in the South (perhaps Harlem, if I am not mistaken).  I hadn't heard of it until I went to New York a number of years ago, or at least, I hadn't seen it on any menus.


Sort of like a southerner who goes off to college in the north and comes back all uppity.
 
2013-02-15 02:33:25 PM

ricewater_stool: I love fried chicken and I love waffles but eating them together is gross.


You are not right!
 
2013-02-15 02:33:40 PM
So I'm confused.  Is there syrup and butter involved in this?  Are they poured over the waffles, the chicken, or both?
 
2013-02-15 02:33:57 PM

Shostie: Nabb1: Rapmaster2000: It's a dish invented in the North by Southern blacks and consumed by white people in Northern cities located in the South like Austin and Atlanta.

/that should kick things off

I've always understood this to be the case as well.  It evolved from Southern cuisine, but not actually in the South (perhaps Harlem, if I am not mistaken).  I hadn't heard of it until I went to New York a number of years ago, or at least, I hadn't seen it on any menus.

Sort of like a southerner who goes off to college in the north and comes back all uppity.


See, you say "uppity"; we say "not a farking moron"
 
2013-02-15 02:33:58 PM
It's a black people dish.

Black people aren't necessarily southern, see: Detroit.
 
2013-02-15 02:34:17 PM
Steak & Eggs
Chicken & Waffles
Prime Rib & Hash Browns
Salmon & Pancakes

At least chocolate goes with peanut butter.
 
2013-02-15 02:34:23 PM
What about waffles and BBQ pork?
 
2013-02-15 02:34:35 PM

FrancoFile: So I'm confused.  Is there syrup and butter involved in this?  Are they poured over the waffles, the chicken, or both?


Both are involved and both are poured on the chicken and waffles.
 
2013-02-15 02:34:42 PM

ricewater_stool: I love fried chicken and I love waffles but eating them together is gross.


Seriously - it's totally random.  Like serving hot dogs and candy canes together or fish and donuts.
 
2013-02-15 02:34:45 PM
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2013-02-15 02:34:53 PM

super_grass: It's a black people dish.

Black people aren't necessarily southern, see: Detroit.


derp
 
2013-02-15 02:35:26 PM
Around here the best chicken and waffles is served at Maxine's Chicken and Waffles.  They have the best chicken and waffles, fried corn, and hot water cornbread in the City.  If you make it this way, check it out.  Also try the peach cobbler.

/not fat
 
2013-02-15 02:35:34 PM

Nabb1: Rapmaster2000: It's a dish invented in the North by Southern blacks and consumed by white people in Northern cities located in the South like Austin and Atlanta.

/that should kick things off

I've always understood this to be the case as well.  It evolved from Southern cuisine, but not actually in the South (perhaps Harlem, if I am not mistaken).  I hadn't heard of it until I went to New York a number of years ago, or at least, I hadn't seen it on any menus.


It is not something I've heard of around New Orleans.
 
2013-02-15 02:35:43 PM
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Why, I say why would you need to eat me with waffles?

/ I make my own syrup, I do.  You heard me, boy.
 
2013-02-15 02:35:55 PM

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: I'm against fried chicken and waffles because biscuits always beat waffles when it comes to chicken.  Maybe with a little peppercorn gravy.


Oooh yeah. I know what I want for supper now.

/ In GA
//Totally on team biscut for this.
 
2013-02-15 02:36:23 PM
Rrrrrroscoe's the name and they call me the King
Grand Master of the Chicken and the Waffle thing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9dBiw7xfVU

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-02-15 02:36:29 PM
I know it's not a Southern dish because it's good.
 
2013-02-15 02:37:19 PM

ricewater_stool: I love fried chicken and I love waffles but eating them together is gross.


Your brain sounds not plastic.
 
2013-02-15 02:37:22 PM

Random Anonymous Blackmail: Steak & Eggs
Chicken & Waffles
Prime Rib & Hash Browns
Salmon & Pancakes

At least chocolate goes with peanut butter.


How about a bong and a blintz?
 
2013-02-15 02:37:34 PM

super_grass: It's a black people dish.

Black people aren't necessarily southern, see: Detroit.


RIGHT!  I totally missed the part of American History where black people started growing out of the ground in Detroit one day, or maybe... maybe it was the chapter where free Africans emigrated directly to Michigan, circumventing the slave trade entirely.

/ Really gotta keep sharp on this stuff...
 
2013-02-15 02:37:36 PM
100% relevant to this thread (and I just love posting this whenever I can!):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9dBiw7xfVU

//also - anyone South OTP should try the version of this at Due South in Peachtree City. It's pretty good stuff.
 
2013-02-15 02:38:27 PM
That stuff isn't chicken and waffles. Cicken and waffles is chicken in gravy ladled over waffles. Suck it south. Pennsylvania Dutch ftw.
 
2013-02-15 02:39:07 PM

FrancoFile: So I'm confused.  Is there syrup and butter involved in this?  Are they poured over the waffles, the chicken, or both?


NO!  You get a waffle with butter on it.  Then you get your fried chicken.  They warm syrup is served on the side.  I like to eat a bite a chicken and then a bite of waffle.  Because syrup on the chicken would be silly.

check out  http://www.maxineschicken.com/

That is the place to go!

I am so hungry now!!
 
2013-02-15 02:39:40 PM
I've lived in the south (Charleston and Atlanta) most of my life, and I hadn't heard of chicken and waffles til I moved to Los Angeles
 
2013-02-15 02:39:51 PM
Came to get my racist jokes fill and I have to say this thread is disappoint.

/off to stormfron.org
//I'll be right back
 
2013-02-15 02:40:02 PM

swankywanky: 100% relevant to this thread (and I just love posting this whenever I can!):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9dBiw7xfVU

//also - anyone South OTP should try the version of this at Due South in Peachtree City. It's pretty good stuff.


Actually in Peachtree now. Have to try it sometime.
 
2013-02-15 02:40:52 PM
Roscoe's Chili and Donuts wasn't doing so well so he started making Chicken and Waffles.

Dyno-mite!
 
2013-02-15 02:41:56 PM

Rapmaster2000: FrancoFile: So I'm confused.  Is there syrup and butter involved in this?  Are they poured over the waffles, the chicken, or both?

Both are involved and both are poured on the chicken and waffles.


What? Why?  Why would I want buttery, sweet, sticky fried chicken?

Sticky barbeque sauce on chicken - ok.
Sweet & spicy General Tso's chicken - ok.

But maple-butter chicken?  That's worse than a McGriddle!!
 
2013-02-15 02:42:33 PM
www.washingtonpost.com
Anybody try them yet?
 
2013-02-15 02:42:36 PM

Mirrorz: Roscoe's Chili and Donuts wasn't doing so well so he started making Chicken and Waffles.

Dyno-mite!


Let's get into trouble, baby.

/also shakes tiny fist at noitsnot for posting the link first  :-)
 
2013-02-15 02:43:09 PM
Like the people in the article, I grew up in the South and had not heard of chicken and waffles. Then Gladys Knight opened up a place in town.
 
2013-02-15 02:43:19 PM
Oh and don't get me started on catfish fiddlers and spaghetti!
That is such a great combination.
I am not black, I was raised in Southern Illinois (home to meth syrup), but these were traditional special occasion meals made by my grandmother and aunts.  I think it comes from making the meal with what you have on hand.
 
2013-02-15 02:43:23 PM

Rapmaster2000: It's a dish invented in the North by Southern blacks and consumed by white people in Northern cities located in the South like Austin and Atlanta.

/that should kick things off


I got nothing. I can't find anywhere in Austin that has chicken and waffles on the menu, though. Maybe some of the home-cookin' places that don't have a menu on the web, I guess.
 
2013-02-15 02:43:34 PM
Saw a commercial for this yesterday...
www.washingtonpost.com
 
2013-02-15 02:43:52 PM

SilentStrider: That stuff isn't chicken and waffles. Cicken and waffles is chicken in gravy ladled over waffles. Suck it south. Pennsylvania Dutch ftw.


Why should the South suck it?  We don't have a dog in this fight.  Take it up with New York, home of every other bastardized ethnic cuisine in this country.
 
2013-02-15 02:43:52 PM

Random Anonymous Blackmail: Steak & Eggs
Chicken & Waffles
Prime Rib & Hash Browns
Salmon & Pancakes

At least chocolate goes with peanut butter.


Now I just want smoked salmon and blinis.
 
2013-02-15 02:44:56 PM
Never heard of it. Sounds like a gross combo.
 
2013-02-15 02:45:17 PM

SilentStrider: That stuff isn't chicken and waffles. Cicken and waffles is chicken in gravy ladled over waffles. Suck it south. Pennsylvania Dutch ftw.


You guys can have chicken and waffles.  It's stupid.  It serves as an identifier just like the idiot tourists walking around Broadway in Nashville in cowboy hats.
 
2013-02-15 02:45:37 PM

ashinmytomatoes: Nabb1: Rapmaster2000: It's a dish invented in the North by Southern blacks and consumed by white people in Northern cities located in the South like Austin and Atlanta.

/that should kick things off

I've always understood this to be the case as well.  It evolved from Southern cuisine, but not actually in the South (perhaps Harlem, if I am not mistaken).  I hadn't heard of it until I went to New York a number of years ago, or at least, I hadn't seen it on any menus.

It is not something I've heard of around New Orleans.


Huh.  I've only been down here in NOLA for 6 years and I know some places serve it.

Also, there's a place going up in New Orleans East where this is going to be their signature dish.  The place is even going to be named "Fried Chicken and Waffles" or something like that.
 
2013-02-15 02:45:45 PM
SilentStrider
That stuff isn't chicken and waffles. Cicken and waffles is chicken in gravy ladled over waffles. Suck it south. Pennsylvania Dutch ftw.

That makes it sound less appetizing.
 
2013-02-15 02:46:10 PM
More soul food than southern but there's a lot of crossover between black and southern culture.
 
2013-02-15 02:46:17 PM

A Shambling Mound: Rapmaster2000: It's a dish invented in the North by Southern blacks and consumed by white people in Northern cities located in the South like Austin and Atlanta.

/that should kick things off

I got nothing. I can't find anywhere in Austin that has chicken and waffles on the menu, though. Maybe some of the home-cookin' places that don't have a menu on the web, I guess.


A friend of mine from Chicago had it there last summer.  Not sure where but a googles of  "austin chicken waffle" brings up plenty of results.

Here's a great one I found on a menu in your town (Lucky J's).

Chicken and Waffle Taco:
A boneless fried chicken strip wrapped in a waffle. Top it with hot sauce and syrup!
 
2013-02-15 02:46:51 PM

downstairs: I've only been down here in NOLA for 6 years and I know some places serve it.


It's a recent development.  I've seen it here and there the past few years, but I don't recall ever seeing it before recently.
 
2013-02-15 02:47:03 PM

Nabb1: Why should the South suck it? We don't have a dog in this fight. Take it up with New York, home of every other bastardized ethnic cuisine in this country.


Lawrenceburg, TN: collards, one serving large enough to feed two, $1.50

New York, NY: braised greens, approximately 3 oz., $8.00
 
2013-02-15 02:47:57 PM

Lumpmoose: Rapmaster2000: It's a dish invented in the North by Southern blacks and consumed by white people in Northern cities located in the South like Austin and Atlanta.

/that should kick things off

So it's like spaghetti and meatballs then.


Lamb and Tuna Fish
 
2013-02-15 02:48:08 PM
Eggs and waffles are good. Why wait till it's a chicken.
 
2013-02-15 02:48:12 PM
Step one - butter the waffle.
Step two - rip up a few chunks of fried chicken
Step three - place chicken on waffle like it was a thick fluffy soft taco shell
Step four - drizzle with syrup & hot sauce
Step five - eat the hell out of chicken & waffles

Sweet, salty, spicy, chewy, crunchy, and meaty all at once.
 
2013-02-15 02:49:53 PM
Always assumed it was a west coast thing.  Don't need any chicken on my waffle, just don't try to give me any corn syrup and pretend it came from a maple tree.  I want reduced tree sap only on my breakfast, thank you.
 
2013-02-15 02:49:59 PM
Fried spaghetti on a bun -- that's what they eat in Belgium.
 
2013-02-15 02:50:03 PM
i306.photobucket.com

Thems fightin' words!
 
2013-02-15 02:50:14 PM
Disgusting.

General Sherman frowns at your shenanigans.
 
2013-02-15 02:50:19 PM
Don't be a pussy and just order a Luther Burger.
 
2013-02-15 02:50:41 PM

kwame: Nabb1: Why should the South suck it? We don't have a dog in this fight. Take it up with New York, home of every other bastardized ethnic cuisine in this country.

Lawrenceburg, TN: collards, one serving large enough to feed two, $1.50

New York, NY: braised greens, approximately 3 oz., $8.00


True.

New York, NY: annual salary, $120,000

Lawrenceburg, TN:  proceeds from sale of used tires, $40
 
2013-02-15 02:52:36 PM
"Killing a chicken, wringing its neck and cooking it for breakfast is a pretty traditional thing to do" in rural areas

News to me.
 
2013-02-15 02:53:02 PM
It wasn't 10 years ago that gourmet grits were all the rage in The City.  10 years before that Red Fish was popularized there, too.
 
2013-02-15 02:53:26 PM

Rapmaster2000: New York, NY: annual salary, $120,000


They wouldn't need to make so much if their dadgum collards wasn't so pricey.
 
2013-02-15 02:53:54 PM

FrancoFile: So I'm confused.  Is there syrup and butter involved in this?  Are they poured over the waffles, the chicken, or both?


And, do you eat it like a sandwich?  I'm confused too
 
2013-02-15 02:54:23 PM

pedrop357: Lumpmoose: Rapmaster2000: It's a dish invented in the North by Southern blacks and consumed by white people in Northern cities located in the South like Austin and Atlanta.

/that should kick things off

So it's like spaghetti and meatballs then.

Lamb and Tuna Fish





Tuna and lamb no way! Tuna on a pizza heck yes !
 
2013-02-15 02:54:27 PM

uncleacid: Eggs and waffles are good. Why wait till it's a chicken.


lol awesome
 
2013-02-15 02:55:48 PM

wellreadneck: "Killing a chicken, wringing its neck and cooking it for breakfast is a pretty traditional thing to do" in rural areas

News to me.


You can tell that was written by a moron.  Why would you wring a dead chicken's neck anyway?

Anyway, chicken was never breakfast food on my family's farm.  It was usually eggs, toast and ham or bacon.  That was second breakfast, after chores, anyway.  Bowl of oatmeal or cereal before chores.
 
2013-02-15 02:56:03 PM

TheJoe03: More soul food than southern but there's a lot of crossover between black and southern culture.


you don't say?
 
2013-02-15 02:56:26 PM

SilentStrider: That stuff isn't chicken and waffles. Cicken and waffles is chicken in gravy ladled over waffles. Suck it south. Pennsylvania Dutch ftw.


Growing up in NEPA I was totally oblivious to the concept of chicken and waffles. It wasn't until I became friends with a couple from Altoona that I heard about it, and I think they were a little offended by my reaction of total revulsion when they told me about it. Butter, syrup, fruit, nuts, powdered sugar, or ice cream are about the only things that should ever go on waffles. Not chicken slop.
 
2013-02-15 02:57:43 PM

farkingismybusiness: [www.washingtonpost.com image 239x356]
Anybody try them yet?


The Angry Hand of God: Saw a commercial for this yesterday...
[www.washingtonpost.com image 606x903]


That's not real. That can't be real.
media.tumblr.com
 
2013-02-15 02:58:27 PM

kwame: Rapmaster2000: New York, NY: annual salary, $120,000

They wouldn't need to make so much if their dadgum collards wasn't so pricey.


I never had collards until about 10 years ago.  Now I love them.

I had a side of collards with Korean tacos the other day.

/true story
 
2013-02-15 02:59:05 PM

noitsnot: Rrrrrroscoe's the name and they call me the King
Grand Master of the Chicken and the Waffle thing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9dBiw7xfVU

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 412x225]


That's the first time I'd ever heard of Chicken and Waffles (and I only watched it just last year). I thought it was a joke for the movie. I didn't realize it was a thing.
 
2013-02-15 02:59:59 PM

Mose: wellreadneck: "Killing a chicken, wringing its neck and cooking it for breakfast is a pretty traditional thing to do" in rural areas

News to me.

You can tell that was written by a moron.  Why would you wring a dead chicken's neck anyway?

Anyway, chicken was never breakfast food on my family's farm.  It was usually eggs, toast and ham or bacon.  That was second breakfast, after chores, anyway.  Bowl of oatmeal or cereal before chores.


You have to kill it before you wring it's neck or else PETA will be all up in your ass.
 
2013-02-15 03:00:25 PM

swankywanky: Mirrorz: Roscoe's Chili and Donuts wasn't doing so well so he started making Chicken and Waffles.

Dyno-mite!

Let's get into trouble, baby.

/also shakes tiny fist at noitsnot for posting the link first  :-)


Swanky Modes!
 
2013-02-15 03:04:24 PM
"Black thing" + political correctness = "Southern thing"
 
2013-02-15 03:05:40 PM

wellreadneck: "Killing a chicken, wringing its neck and cooking it for breakfast is a pretty traditional thing to do" in rural areas

News to me.


Seriously. The "Sunday bird" was what you had for dinner. Breakfast was eggs, bacon/sausage, biscuits, and maybe grits.
 
2013-02-15 03:11:43 PM

Mose: wellreadneck: "Killing a chicken, wringing its neck and cooking it for breakfast is a pretty traditional thing to do" in rural areas

News to me.

You can tell that was written by a moron.  Why would you wring a dead chicken's neck anyway?

Anyway, chicken was never breakfast food on my family's farm.  It was usually eggs, toast and ham or bacon.  That was second breakfast, after chores, anyway.  Bowl of oatmeal or cereal before chores.


Just a typo.  Should be "ring it's neck".  Little-known fact:  A freshly-killed chicken can be rung like a bell, and was once used for calling farmhands back from the fields for brunch.
 
2013-02-15 03:12:15 PM

Rapmaster2000: It's a dish invented in the North by Southern blacks and consumed by white people in Northern cities located in the South like Austin and Atlanta.

/that should kick things off


You can't get chicken and waffles in Atlanta, unless you combine two orders at Waffle House. I never heard of it until I went to Chicago.

I understand it's from Houston, originally, and made its way to LA and thence elsewhere in Yankeeland. So Southern (to the extent that Texas is the South and not the West), but not widespread.
 
2013-02-15 03:14:06 PM

CheekyMonkey: Mose: wellreadneck: "Killing a chicken, wringing its neck and cooking it for breakfast is a pretty traditional thing to do" in rural areas

News to me.

You can tell that was written by a moron.  Why would you wring a dead chicken's neck anyway?

Anyway, chicken was never breakfast food on my family's farm.  It was usually eggs, toast and ham or bacon.  That was second breakfast, after chores, anyway.  Bowl of oatmeal or cereal before chores.

Just a typo.  Should be "ring it's neck".  Little-known fact:  A freshly-killed chicken can be rung like a bell, and was once used for calling farmhands back from the fields for brunch.


It's actually "grab it's head and whirl it around like a party favor".
 
2013-02-15 03:14:36 PM

SilentStrider: That stuff isn't chicken and waffles. Cicken and waffles is chicken in gravy ladled over waffles. Suck it south. Pennsylvania Dutch ftw.


Came to the thread to find where the hell this came from. My mom has been making that since I was kid and I've always loved it. PA Dutch explains it perfectly; my parents are from Lewistown.
 
2013-02-15 03:15:16 PM
I have never been to a Waffle House, but I imaging you can get this there.
 
2013-02-15 03:15:50 PM
Chicken and waffles may seem crazy, until you have it.  I thought it was an insane idea until I did.

ricewater_stool: I love fried chicken and I love waffles but eating them together is gross.


FrancoFile: So I'm confused.  Is there syrup and butter involved in this?  Are they poured over the waffles, the chicken, or both?


FrancoFile: But maple-butter chicken? That's worse than a McGriddle!!


Don't knock it until you've tried it.  It really isn't bad.  In fact, if the waffles are nice and tall and crisp it is sublime.  People put all manner of sweet and flavored sauces and ingredients with chicken all over the world.  Believe it or not: it can work.
 
2013-02-15 03:16:28 PM

mbillips: You can't get chicken and waffles in Atlanta, unless you combine two orders at Waffle House. I never heard of it until I went to Chicago.


sure you can -->   http://gladysandron.net/
 
2013-02-15 03:16:46 PM

TheJoe03: More soul food than southern but there's a lot of crossover between black and southern culture.


A Yankee transplant friend of mine took me to a "soul food" place in Macon the first day I moved there. I'm from Tennessee, and I told him it was just "food."
 
2013-02-15 03:18:25 PM

Random Anonymous Blackmail: Steak & Eggs
Chicken & Waffles
Prime Rib & Hash Browns
Salmon & Pancakes

At least chocolate goes with peanut butter.


This is wrong. Peanut butter does go with pancakes, though.
 
2013-02-15 03:20:03 PM
I saw someone eating these on Homeland.
 
2013-02-15 03:20:05 PM

Nabb1: Rapmaster2000: It's a dish invented in the North by Southern blacks and consumed by white people in Northern cities located in the South like Austin and Atlanta.

/that should kick things off

I've always understood this to be the case as well.  It evolved from Southern cuisine, but not actually in the South (perhaps Harlem, if I am not mistaken).  I hadn't heard of it until I went to New York a number of years ago, or at least, I hadn't seen it on any menus.


They used to serve it at Cobalt here in town.  What was that in, the Wyndam?  They used real maple syrup.  Yum.  My buddy and I made it a weekly ritual.

I believe they have chicken and waffles at that hoity toity place whose name escapes me... the place next to reginellis in the condos... on the 900 block of poydras.  I keep meaning to go.
 
2013-02-15 03:20:29 PM

brewthunda: ricewater_stool: I love fried chicken and I love waffles but eating them together is gross.

Seriously - it's totally random.  Like serving hot dogs and candy canes together or fish and donuts.


Or bagels and lox,

for the Jews, of course.

/couldn't think of a Jewish donut to go with gefilte fish.
 
2013-02-15 03:22:47 PM

BAMFinator: I have never been to a Waffle House, but I imaging you can get this there


Nope. Waffle House doesn't serve fried chicken. You could probably talk them into selling you a grilled chicken breast to go with your waffle, but they'd look at you funny.

/Pecan waffle with a side of sausage, ftw.
 
2013-02-15 03:23:51 PM
The only place I've ever heard of this is while travelling through Georgia and Florida.  I was too hung up on the biscuits and gravy or shrimp and grits to bother with this nonsense, though.
 
2013-02-15 03:24:39 PM
You people don't need to freak out over it. It's not that weird. It's a sweet a savory combination. It's no different than pork chops and applesauce or cheese on your apple pie.
 
2013-02-15 03:25:56 PM

swankywanky: mbillips: You can't get chicken and waffles in Atlanta, unless you combine two orders at Waffle House. I never heard of it until I went to Chicago.

sure you can -->   http://gladysandron.net/


Yeah, I forgot about that. But it's transplant food, very recent, and only available at Gladys' and a few high-end joints.
 
2013-02-15 03:26:01 PM

Ah, found it.  The place is Ste. Marie:



ENTREES
fried chicken and waffles
crystal hot sauce syrup
17.00


17 bucks for chicken and waffles? Geeeeet bent, assholes.
 
2013-02-15 03:26:35 PM

BAMFinator: I have never been to a Waffle House, but I imaging you can get this there.


Nope, they don't have fried chicken.
 
2013-02-15 03:27:11 PM
I wash born here, an I wash raished here, and dad gum it, I am gonna die here, an no sidewindin' bushwackin', hornswagglin' cracker croaker is gonna rouin me bishen cutter.
 
2013-02-15 03:27:57 PM
The whole time I lived in the South, I never once heard of chicken & waffles. In fact, I didn't know such a thing existed till I moved to L.A.
 
2013-02-15 03:28:03 PM

Head_Shot: couldn't think of a Jewish donut to go with gefilte fish.



That stuff isn't bad after you drop it in the deep-fryer for a while.
 
2013-02-15 03:28:09 PM

odinsposse: You people don't need to freak out over it. It's not that weird. It's a sweet a savory combination. It's no different than pork chops and applesauce or cheese on your apple pie.


I'd be willing to try it; sounds OK, but it ain't Southern.
 
2013-02-15 03:29:02 PM

Nabb1: It's a recent development. I've seen it here and there the past few years, but I don't recall ever seeing it before recently.


Nabb1, There was a little diner joint on Tulane Ave that has been there forever. Anita's Grill. They served fried chicken and waffles before it got hip and trendy. I worked 7p-7a at Charity ER for twenty years and used to eat at any late night spot I could find. I hear Big Momma's on Crowder Blvd is the best place for the dish these days.
 
2013-02-15 03:30:17 PM
I've only consumed this dish in that hillbilly mecca, Long Beach, CA. It was at Roscoe's and it was fan-farking-tastic.
 
2013-02-15 03:31:00 PM

give me doughnuts: Head_Shot: couldn't think of a Jewish donut to go with gefilte fish.


That stuff isn't bad after you drop it in the deep-fryer for a while.


Especially if you fry it in bacon grease and melt cheese on it.

/What?
 
2013-02-15 03:34:08 PM

mbillips: give me doughnuts: Head_Shot: couldn't think of a Jewish donut to go with gefilte fish.


That stuff isn't bad after you drop it in the deep-fryer for a while.

Especially if you fry it in bacon grease and melt cheese on it.

/What?



Gefilte fish Courdon Blue: skillet-fried with hot ham and melted cheese on top. It's great for lunch after a hard Saturday morning of work.
 
2013-02-15 03:36:36 PM
*sigh* Yes, I'm a phillistine. "Cordon Bleu"
 
2013-02-15 03:39:15 PM

ricewater_stool: I love fried chicken and I love waffles but eating them together is gross.


Bless your heart.

Best chicken and waffles ever - Early Bird Diner in Charleston SC.  Heaven on a plate.
 
2013-02-15 03:40:48 PM
uptownflavor.com
2 or 3 pieces of fried chicken, dusted in flour and fried crispy next to a plate of thin waffles that have a dollop of butter and some syrup. This isn't rocket science, people. As one of the older and well-traveled Farkers, this dish would NOT be something you would have found in traditional Southern or a 'soul food' kitchen or diner. It is definitely 'Southern-style' fried chicken, but also agree that Roscoe's in Upland, CA put the dish on the map. Hollywood and LA entertainers popularized the dish and I've heard dozens of references in movies and tv. In the 80's and 90's the dish began to appear around Atlanta, NY, Savannah, Charleston. It's what urban or trendy restaurants imagine Southern/soul food to be.

My 2 cents
 
2013-02-15 03:42:23 PM

StrikitRich: It wasn't 10 years ago that gourmet grits were all the rage in The City. 10 years before that Red Fish was popularized there, too


Agreed.
 
2013-02-15 03:42:27 PM

Dahnkster: [uptownflavor.com image 850x689]
2 or 3 pieces of fried chicken, dusted in flour and fried crispy next to a plate of thin waffles that have a dollop of butter and some syrup. This isn't rocket science, people. As one of the older and well-traveled Farkers, this dish would NOT be something you would have found in traditional Southern or a 'soul food' kitchen or diner. It is definitely 'Southern-style' fried chicken, but also agree that Roscoe's in Upland, CA put the dish on the map. Hollywood and LA entertainers popularized the dish and I've heard dozens of references in movies and tv. In the 80's and 90's the dish began to appear around Atlanta, NY, Savannah, Charleston. It's what urban or trendy restaurants imagine Southern/soul food to be.

My 2 cents


Damn that really looks good - so hungry
 
2013-02-15 03:47:08 PM
motherf*ckers, get out of my diet. Gottam yankees
 
2013-02-15 03:47:15 PM

AxL sANe: Best chicken and waffles ever - Early Bird Diner in Charleston SC. Heaven on a plate.


a4.urbancdn.com

Ya boy
 
2013-02-15 03:47:33 PM

Rapmaster2000: FrancoFile: So I'm confused.  Is there syrup and butter involved in this?  Are they poured over the waffles, the chicken, or both?

Both are involved and both are poured on the chicken and waffles.


There should also be some hot sauce in there too.  Tabasco on the chicken, Syrup on the waffles...the magic happens when you get a bite where all four flavors get up on the fork at the same time.  It's miraculous, like a unicorn pooping in your mouth.
 
2013-02-15 03:52:54 PM

Dahnkster: 2 or 3 pieces of fried chicken, dusted in flour and fried crispy next to a plate of thin waffles that have a dollop of butter and some syrup. This isn't rocket science, people. As one of the older and well-traveled Farkers, this dish would NOT be something you would have found in traditional Southern or a 'soul food' kitchen or diner. It is definitely 'Southern-style' fried chicken, but also agree that Roscoe's in Upland, CA put the dish on the map. Hollywood and LA entertainers popularized the dish and I've heard dozens of references in movies and tv. In the 80's and 90's the dish began to appear around Atlanta, NY, Savannah, Charleston. It's what urban or trendy restaurants imagine Southern/soul food to be.

My 2 cents


Sounds about right. I've lived in the Deep South for 30 years, have consumed almost every type of food deep fried ay ine point in my life, and I've never had chicken and waffles. Never seen them on offer, either, but then, i wouldn't order them if I did see them on the menu.

I was always under the impression that this was an LA/west cost thing that people ate when they wanted "southern soul food" but didn't actually know what soul food is.
 
2013-02-15 03:53:14 PM

ghettodwarf: Rapmaster2000: FrancoFile: So I'm confused.  Is there syrup and butter involved in this?  Are they poured over the waffles, the chicken, or both?

Both are involved and both are poured on the chicken and waffles.

There should also be some hot sauce in there too.  Tabasco on the chicken, Syrup on the waffles...the magic happens when you get a bite where all four flavors get up on the fork at the same time.  It's miraculous, like a unicorn pooping in your mouth.


www.obviouswinner.com

Unicorn poop = waffles and fried chicken
 
2013-02-15 03:53:24 PM
I'm not sure I wouldn't like the combo, but whenever I hear it mentioned I think of the recurring problem i had with TV dinners: chocolate covered chicken.
 
2013-02-15 03:53:38 PM

AxL sANe: Best chicken and waffles ever - Early Bird Diner in Charleston SC. Heaven on a plate.


Early Bird has good chicken and waffles, but when Wild Wing used to serve brunch, their chicken and waffles blew my mind.  I was surprised, but I guess they do know a thing or two about chicken at WW.  The waffles were amazing.
 
2013-02-15 03:55:56 PM
I think Chicken and Waffles are just what we Northerners think you Southerners eat. Lets all be honest, it's pretty close the the absurdly unhealthy dishes y'all eat down there. I thought I was about to go into a diabetic coma one time after drinking some sweet tea. Especially since, as a Northerner, I like my tea unsweetened. When I asked for some unsweetened tea the woman literally snarled at me. I just got some water ...
 
2013-02-15 03:56:08 PM
I hope people continue to misunderstand chicken and waffles or think it's gross or just not like it because I don't want it to become the next "Hawaiian" pizza or chipotle seasoning or anything else that becomes "the next big thing" so I just end up looking like every other schmuck because I eat chicken and waffles.

I like chicken and waffles. I am my own schmuck. Not the schmuck that society dictates me to be.
 
2013-02-15 03:57:06 PM
So just the other week I ordered a nice plate of chicken & waffles that cost me $15.
Now, that sounds downright overpriced-HOWEVER...... it was served to me by a very classy transvestite.

/true
 
2013-02-15 03:59:15 PM
First encountered C&W in Chicago, spent a lot of time in ATL and Austin
 
2013-02-15 04:00:26 PM
I never heard of them until I moved up north. Same thing with scrapple.
 
2013-02-15 04:01:25 PM

HellRaisingHoosier: I think Chicken and Waffles are just what we Northerners think you Southerners eat. Lets all be honest, it's pretty close the the absurdly unhealthy dishes y'all eat down there. I thought I was about to go into a diabetic coma one time after drinking some sweet tea. Especially since, as a Northerner, I like my tea unsweetened. When I asked for some unsweetened tea the woman literally snarled at me. I just got some water ...


When I travel somewhere, I eat their food.  It exposes me to new things, and I don't piss them off trying to get them to make a burnt pork chop and some stovetop stuffing like mommy use to.
 
2013-02-15 04:04:13 PM

BAMFinator: I have never been to a Waffle House, but I imaging you can get this there.


Nope. Unless it's new.
 
2013-02-15 04:04:35 PM

brewthunda: ricewater_stool: I love fried chicken and I love waffles but eating them together is gross.

Seriously - it's totally random.  Like serving hot dogs and candy canes together or fish and donuts.


I'm not kidding... fish & donuts sounds more sensible and more appetizing to me.

/ice cream & mashed potatoes?
 
2013-02-15 04:04:59 PM

ghettodwarf: Rapmaster2000: FrancoFile: So I'm confused.  Is there syrup and butter involved in this?  Are they poured over the waffles, the chicken, or both?

Both are involved and both are poured on the chicken and waffles.

There should also be some hot sauce in there too.  Tabasco on the chicken, Syrup on the waffles...the magic happens when you get a bite where all four flavors get up on the fork at the same time.  It's miraculous, like a unicorn pooping in your mouth.


Meh.
I'd rather just have some good chutney with my chicken.
 
2013-02-15 04:05:14 PM
I always thought it was a SoCal thing as a native Texan who lives in NorCal.
 
2013-02-15 04:07:47 PM
Sigh...
I miss my 3x weekly trips to Roscoe's.
Hell, That place will actually figure in to any decision I might make on moving back to LA.
 
2013-02-15 04:24:28 PM
I grew up in Miss'ippi.  First I ever heard of it was on "Fresh Prince" in the '90s.
Chicken & Waffles?  WTF?
NPR Troll is obvious.
 
2013-02-15 04:26:53 PM
Thank you black dynamite!!!
 
2013-02-15 04:27:42 PM
noitsnot:

When I travel somewhere, I eat their food.  It exposes me to new things, and I don't piss them off trying to get them to make a burnt pork chop and some stovetop stuffing like mommy use to.


As do I, which is why I was a restaurant that was serving Southern food. But, there is a difference between making yourself sick with an EXCESSIVE amount of sugar, and trying different "local delicacies". The human body simply cannot process that amount of sugar, its completely unhealthy.

Also, here in the North we have sweet and unsweetened tea. We definitely don't take it as an affront to our heritage to ask for something a little more familiar to you. Y'all Southerners must have an absurd amount of heart attacks.
 
2013-02-15 04:29:57 PM

jigger: Same thing with scrapple.


Scrapple is from Philadelphia, and only people there or from there eat it.

noitsnot: HellRaisingHoosier: I think Chicken and Waffles are just what we Northerners think you Southerners eat. Lets all be honest, it's pretty close the the absurdly unhealthy dishes y'all eat down there. I thought I was about to go into a diabetic coma one time after drinking some sweet tea. Especially since, as a Northerner, I like my tea unsweetened. When I asked for some unsweetened tea the woman literally snarled at me. I just got some water ...

When I travel somewhere, I eat their food.  It exposes me to new things, and I don't piss them off trying to get them to make a burnt pork chop and some stovetop stuffing like mommy use to.


Everywhere I've been in the South, or at least 90% of the places I've been you can ask for un-sweetened tea, or "half and half" as I prefer.  Even in BFE, mom&pop places, that is.  Some places make their sweet tea a little too close to a saturated solution, and the extra sugar doesn't provide nearly the additional enjoyment that it does harm.

But other than that, yes it is worth it to dive into the local menu.  Nothing bothers me more than people looking for chain restaurants when we travel to new places.
 
2013-02-15 04:36:30 PM

Rapmaster2000: It's a dish invented in the North by Southern blacks and consumed by white people in Northern cities located in the South like Austin and Atlanta.

/that should kick things off


So it's a Southern dish.
 
2013-02-15 04:36:54 PM

mbillips: swankywanky: mbillips: You can't get chicken and waffles in Atlanta, unless you combine two orders at Waffle House. I never heard of it until I went to Chicago.

sure you can -->   http://gladysandron.net/

Yeah, I forgot about that. But it's transplant food, very recent, and only available at Gladys' and a few high-end joints.


I've seen it at Twain's, H. Harper Station, Homegrown, and several other places.  As for high-end, I know Empire State South has it.
 
2013-02-15 04:38:11 PM

A Shambling Mound: Rapmaster2000: It's a dish invented in the North by Southern blacks and consumed by white people in Northern cities located in the South like Austin and Atlanta.

/that should kick things off

I got nothing. I can't find anywhere in Austin that has chicken and waffles on the menu, though. Maybe some of the home-cookin' places that don't have a menu on the web, I guess.


There was a place on Ben White that opened up a couple years ago. I think it lasted about a year.
 
2013-02-15 04:39:03 PM

SilentStrider: That stuff isn't chicken and waffles. Cicken and waffles is chicken in gravy ladled over waffles. Suck it south. Pennsylvania Dutch ftw.


Suck it South? I am a 7th-generation Mississippian who never heard of fried chicken and waffles. Buttermilk biscuits, however, go with anything!
 
2013-02-15 04:41:31 PM
Soul Food & Southern Food are overlapping circles on a Venn diagram.  Chicken & waffles isn't Southern food.

As soon as I hit Los Angeles, I asked around about where to get good Southern food.  This was the overwhelming response: "Oh, chicken & waffles?"
 
2013-02-15 04:50:55 PM
If it were a southern thing, the chicken would be wrapped in the waffle and deep fried like a corn dog.
 
2013-02-15 04:55:16 PM

ashinmytomatoes: It is not something I've heard of around New Orleans.


Funny thing, I was in New Orleans in October and the woman at the table next to me at brunch was eating chicken and waffles.  First time I ever heard of it.
 
2013-02-15 04:56:05 PM

HellRaisingHoosier: noitsnot:

When I travel somewhere, I eat their food.  It exposes me to new things, and I don't piss them off trying to get them to make a burnt pork chop and some stovetop stuffing like mommy use to.


As do I, which is why I was a restaurant that was serving Southern food. But, there is a difference between making yourself sick with an EXCESSIVE amount of sugar, and trying different "local delicacies". The human body simply cannot process that amount of sugar, its completely unhealthy.

Also, here in the North we have sweet and unsweetened tea. We definitely don't take it as an affront to our heritage to ask for something a little more familiar to you. Y'all Southerners must have an absurd amount of heart attacks.


I don't know where the hell you were but most people in my family have ordered unsweet tea every time we've dined out in the past 40 years and never even had a server blink at it.  Everywhere from East TN to Southern FL* to Central TX.  My anecdotal evidence trumps yours.

*most of South FL is actually New York, New Jersey and Canada and is not part of the South.  Anywhere inland and North of the Okeechobee is far more backwoods than deepest Alabama, though.
 
2013-02-15 04:57:11 PM

Gunny Walker: If it were a southern thing, the chicken would be wrapped in the waffle and deep fried like a corn dog.


Dammit, now I've gotta try that.
 
2013-02-15 04:58:18 PM
I blame Atlanta.
 
2013-02-15 05:02:32 PM

HellRaisingHoosier: noitsnot:

When I travel somewhere, I eat their food.  It exposes me to new things, and I don't piss them off trying to get them to make a burnt pork chop and some stovetop stuffing like mommy use to.


As do I, which is why I was a restaurant that was serving Southern food. But, there is a difference between making yourself sick with an EXCESSIVE amount of sugar, and trying different "local delicacies". The human body simply cannot process that amount of sugar, its completely unhealthy.

Also, here in the North we have sweet and unsweetened tea. We definitely don't take it as an affront to our heritage to ask for something a little more familiar to you. Y'all Southerners must have an absurd amount of heart attacks.


I think you have sweet and unsweet in southern Indiana.  I never saw it in the Region.  I don't think I saw it in Lafayette for the 5 years I was there either.
 
2013-02-15 05:12:31 PM

Rapmaster2000: mbillips: swankywanky: mbillips: You can't get chicken and waffles in Atlanta, unless you combine two orders at Waffle House. I never heard of it until I went to Chicago.

sure you can -->   http://gladysandron.net/

Yeah, I forgot about that. But it's transplant food, very recent, and only available at Gladys' and a few high-end joints.

I've seen it at Twain's, H. Harper Station, Homegrown, and several other places.  As for high-end, I know Empire State South has it.


OK, so you can get California food in Atlanta. I need to eat out more.

/But I cook, so why bother?
//Never have been able to make good fried chicken, though.
 
2013-02-15 05:13:02 PM

HellRaisingHoosier: noitsnot:

When I travel somewhere, I eat their food.  It exposes me to new things, and I don't piss them off trying to get them to make a burnt pork chop and some stovetop stuffing like mommy use to.


As do I, which is why I was a restaurant that was serving Southern food. But, there is a difference between making yourself sick with an EXCESSIVE amount of sugar, and trying different "local delicacies". The human body simply cannot process that amount of sugar, its completely unhealthy.

Also, here in the North we have sweet and unsweetened tea. We definitely don't take it as an affront to our heritage to ask for something a little more familiar to you. Y'all Southerners must have an absurd amount of heart attacks.


Sweet tea is a huge part of their culture, and being affronted by outsiders is also a huge part of their culture.
 
2013-02-15 05:17:47 PM

Rapmaster2000: ricewater_stool: I love fried chicken and I love waffles but eating them together is gross.

I like it.  The oddest thing is how it's big with Southern-style haute cuisine places.  I frequently see highbrow interpretations of it in Atlanta, but everyone says Gladys Knight's place has the best.


I've heard and read this too.

As for where it came from? L.A. about 15-20 years ago.
I saw a documentary on it 3-4 years back and it made its debut at some urban diner. I think the cook was from the south though like South Central...
 
2013-02-15 05:21:10 PM
As an ignorant city slicker I have always wondered but was afraid to ask.  Do you put syrup on the chicken?  If not how do you eat waffles and chicken?  I just can't wrap my head around the logistics.  I'll take my answer with a side of gritties.
 
2013-02-15 05:25:37 PM

Arthen: As an ignorant city slicker I have always wondered but was afraid to ask.  Do you put syrup on the chicken?  If not how do you eat waffles and chicken?  I just can't wrap my head around the logistics.  I'll take my answer with a side of gritties.


Chicken and waffles is city food. As in Los Angeles. Country people have never heard of it.
 
2013-02-15 05:29:41 PM

Dahnkster: StrikitRich: It wasn't 10 years ago that gourmet grits were all the rage in The City. 10 years before that Red Fish was popularized there, too

Agreed.


Red Fish- at least BLACKENED Red Fish - came from NOLA courtesy of Chef Paul Prudhomme.
Best fish I ever ate.
 
2013-02-15 05:30:46 PM
Yuck. Who the ____ would eat a waffle at the same time eating fried chicken?? Hugely fat people?

Oh.
 
2013-02-15 05:33:34 PM

noitsnot: HellRaisingHoosier: I think Chicken and Waffles are just what we Northerners think you Southerners eat. Lets all be honest, it's pretty close the the absurdly unhealthy dishes y'all eat down there. I thought I was about to go into a diabetic coma one time after drinking some sweet tea. Especially since, as a Northerner, I like my tea unsweetened. When I asked for some unsweetened tea the woman literally snarled at me. I just got some water ...

When I travel somewhere, I eat their food.  It exposes me to new things, and I don't piss them off trying to get them to make a burnt pork chop and some stovetop stuffing like mommy use to.


Sweet tea is for hicks/rubes/holler people and inbred hicks.
 
2013-02-15 05:34:28 PM

Rapmaster2000: It's a dish invented in the North by Southern blacks and consumed by white people in Northern cities located in the South like Austin and Atlanta.

/that should kick things off


Well it may be traditional to certain cultures but being raised in the south and family members from the south from before the depression I can say I had never heard of it until watching the travel channel talk about Roscoe's chicken and waffles. And this is from someone who's granny made chocolate sauce for bfast since her husband wanted some food in him that would last while he worked.

So it may be a black southern dish but its not something a majority of the south viewed as a dish they looked forward to getting, when I first heard of it my first thought was "ewwww, sounds disgusting"
 
2013-02-15 05:42:11 PM

Rapmaster2000: ricewater_stool: I love fried chicken and I love waffles but eating them together is gross.

I like it.  The oddest thing is how it's big with Southern-style haute cuisine places.  I frequently see highbrow interpretations of it in Atlanta, but everyone says Gladys Knight's place has the best.


Weird, I drive past there today before they opened and there were people waiting to get in and all were non-white.

You would think with a cheer competition in town they would be flocking to that place to eat
 
2013-02-15 05:43:30 PM

BitwiseShift: Fried spaghetti on a bun -- that's what they eat in Belgium.


I grew up eating spaghetti sandwiches, they're delicious. Spaghetti and meat sauce on two slices of bread.
 
2013-02-15 05:44:46 PM

ashinmytomatoes: Nabb1: Rapmaster2000: It's a dish invented in the North by Southern blacks and consumed by white people in Northern cities located in the South like Austin and Atlanta.

/that should kick things off

I've always understood this to be the case as well.  It evolved from Southern cuisine, but not actually in the South (perhaps Harlem, if I am not mistaken).  I hadn't heard of it until I went to New York a number of years ago, or at least, I hadn't seen it on any menus.

It is not something I've heard of around New Orleans.


There's a food truck in baton rouge that sells it.
 
2013-02-15 06:03:25 PM

steamingpile: Rapmaster2000: ricewater_stool: I love fried chicken and I love waffles but eating them together is gross.

I like it.  The oddest thing is how it's big with Southern-style haute cuisine places.  I frequently see highbrow interpretations of it in Atlanta, but everyone says Gladys Knight's place has the best.

Weird, I drive past there today before they opened and there were people waiting to get in and all were non-white.

You would think with a cheer competition in town they would be flocking to that place to eat


They opened one on 141 just north of McGinns Ferry about 3 years ago and it lasted about 6 months.   Too bad.  I ate there for lunch a few times and it was good.  That whole strip mall is empty though and has been since they built it.  Terrible location.
 
2013-02-15 06:04:53 PM

mbillips: Rapmaster2000: mbillips: swankywanky: mbillips: You can't get chicken and waffles in Atlanta, unless you combine two orders at Waffle House. I never heard of it until I went to Chicago.

sure you can -->   http://gladysandron.net/

Yeah, I forgot about that. But it's transplant food, very recent, and only available at Gladys' and a few high-end joints.

I've seen it at Twain's, H. Harper Station, Homegrown, and several other places.  As for high-end, I know Empire State South has it.

OK, so you can get California food in Atlanta. I need to eat out more.

/But I cook, so why bother?
//Never have been able to make good fried chicken, though.


I can't make good fried chicken either.  You need a deep fryer and experience... and buttermilk.
 
2013-02-15 06:50:49 PM

Rapmaster2000: mbillips: swankywanky: mbillips: You can't get chicken and waffles in Atlanta, unless you combine two orders at Waffle House. I never heard of it until I went to Chicago.

sure you can -->   http://gladysandron.net/

Yeah, I forgot about that. But it's transplant food, very recent, and only available at Gladys' and a few high-end joints.

I've seen it at Twain's, H. Harper Station, Homegrown, and several other places.  As for high-end, I know Empire State South has it.


Does H Harper still serve pappy redds? Never can find that shiat in any liquor store and wanted to let someone taste it just once.
 
2013-02-15 07:14:49 PM
I'm sure there are some places around here that serve chicken and waffles, but in Louisiana, the only place I've ever seen it is at IHOP.  I always thought it was a Dutch thing.
 
2013-02-15 07:21:08 PM

HellRaisingHoosier: When I asked for some unsweetened tea the woman literally snarled at me.


I've lived in the South all my life, have traveled all over the region, drink only unsweetened tea and I have never ONCE had anybody give me shiat about it. You sure you didn't come across as a dick?
 
2013-02-15 07:54:54 PM
Welcome to Atlantatortugatunes.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-02-15 07:59:55 PM
wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net
 
2013-02-15 08:23:47 PM

Lumpmoose: Rapmaster2000: It's a dish invented in the North by Southern blacks and consumed by white people in Northern cities located in the South like Austin and Atlanta.

/that should kick things off

So it's like spaghetti and meatballs then.


I know I am new in Austin (I've been here since May 2011) but I missed the memo on the whole "Chicken and Waffles are popular in Austin" thing...
 
2013-02-15 08:40:30 PM
I grew up in New Orleans, lived in Hot Lanta, and now reside in Florida.  Florida stops being the south when you get past Jacksonville.

Never heard of Chicken in waffles growing up, and I ate tons of late night food in New Orleans.

New Orleans late night food is Ya Ka Mein, gumbo, potato salad, lucky dogs, seafood, just about whatever you want.  Shrimp creole omelettes, but never chicken and waffles.  Did not see it in Atlanta or here in florida, unless some aging hipsters were talking about it.

Ya Ka mein is a soup the african american brought by from korea, and made it with local items.

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-02-15 08:53:23 PM
then let them eat grits
 
2013-02-15 09:00:46 PM

Dahnkster: In the 80's and 90's the dish began to appear around Atlanta, NY, Savannah, Charleston.


Nope, not here in Charleston.  It's only popped up recently.  We didn't do fried pickles either, until a couple years ago, and really, they're just a novelty.  Nobody likes them.

This is the defining document of soul food in Charleston:

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-02-15 09:08:21 PM
And to those who point to Early Bird Diner in Charleston as having awesome Chicken and Waffles, I'd like to mention this:

www.earlybirddiner.com


Est. 2008.  Jeeze, I've got cockroaches that have lived here longer than that.  Sure, no doubt, it's the best chicken and waffles ever, what more would you expect from a local restaurant?  It's just not from here, that's all.

//crochety from eating at The Wreck tonight.
 
2013-02-15 09:14:33 PM

aerojockey: I know it's not a Southern dish because it's good.


I was going to say that barbecue is originally Southern, but the Wiki article said it's origins lie in the Caribbean....

/ it's Southern to me
// most excellent food, IMHO.
 
2013-02-15 09:19:45 PM

Birdshead: I'm not sure I wouldn't like the combo, but whenever I hear it mentioned I think of the recurring problem i had with TV dinners: chocolate covered chicken.


Swansons? I remember those....

/ *shudder*
 
2013-02-15 09:26:07 PM

Forbidden Doughnut: aerojockey: I know it's not a Southern dish because it's good.

I was going to say that barbecue is originally Southern, but the Wiki article said it's origins lie in the Caribbean....

/ it's Southern to me
// most excellent food, IMHO.


Barbeque originated among the native tribes, who smoked fish.  They taught the Spanish, who then smoked pork (and maybe beef but probably mostly pork) and started adding spices.  The English would use lots of vinegar (hence those sauces' popularity in E. NC), and later German immigrants began making mustard-based sauces.

But it all goes back to the natives.
 
2013-02-15 09:33:53 PM
I am glad the Charleston love is coming out.  I was born I this wonderful city over 20 years ago, and I have NEVER been to a place that served chicken and waffles.

The first time I ever heard of this dish was on Man vs. Food a few years ago, and I was as confused as ever as apparently our brethren in Atlanta were subject to this mishmash of breakfast and dinner.  Everyone in Charleston knows a proper breakfast is at Alex's and a dinner at Melvin's or Bessinger's, and Krispy Kreme fills in for the random odd moments.

Chicken and waffle is FAKE and no more authentic than JD is bourbon.  Fried chicken, yes, we have that.  Waffles, yes, you can get some in our town.  But some 3AM dirty foodie dive that combines them both?  No, it doesn't exist.  There's Pita Pit and the random restaurants which are still open, but we're no better than any other city for those choices.
 
2013-02-15 09:37:11 PM

Gunny Walker: If it were a southern thing, the chicken would be wrapped in the waffle and deep fried like a corn dog.


No, that would be carnival food.
 
2013-02-15 10:03:50 PM
IMO, chicken and waffles is very similar to waffles and bacon, waffles and sausage, etc. It's the delightful combo of sweet and savory.
 
2013-02-15 10:57:52 PM
As a southern chef, I'm getting a kick....

Chicken & waffles as a dish, is more a product of soul food, rather than southern food.  There is nothing wrong with it, but it's not a southern thing.
 
2013-02-15 11:41:54 PM

BloodyL: Chicken and waffle is FAKE


Seems real to me.
 
2013-02-15 11:53:23 PM
surprised this wasn't posted yet (and if it was mea culpa)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyF8__fR8PQ

/is that a blank thing?
 
2013-02-16 12:34:27 AM
Seattle's Cap'n Black's C&W FTW
 
2013-02-16 03:17:00 AM

farkingismybusiness: [www.washingtonpost.com image 239x356]
Anybody try them yet?


Yes.   Didn't taste right. Kinda waffley, but not chickeny enough.  Wouldn't buy them again, but the other two sound much tastier.
media.heavy.com
 
2013-02-16 03:23:54 AM

itsaback: farkingismybusiness: [www.washingtonpost.com image 239x356]
Anybody try them yet?

Yes.   Didn't taste right. Kinda waffley, but not chickeny enough.  Wouldn't buy them again, but the other two sound much tastier.
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Holy shiat, that's awesome. Siracha and garlic bread flavored potato chips? A pothead's dream right there.
 
2013-02-16 08:01:27 AM
Dear South

Sorry about forcing you back into the Union. We see now that was a huge mistake. Please feel free to leave at any time. Now would be good for us.

Yours truly
The North
 
2013-02-16 10:32:54 AM

TommyDeuce: Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: I'm against fried chicken and waffles because biscuits always beat waffles when it comes to chicken.  Maybe with a little peppercorn gravy.

Oooh yeah. I know what I want for supper now.

/ In GA
//Totally on team biscut for this.


I'm on team freshly made mashed potatoes, mashed with butter and milk and a little crater made with a fork which contains still more butter. Then the gravy comes into play.
And now it begins.
/instant mashed potatoes are the pus squeezings of Satan's own ass pimples.
 
2013-02-16 12:49:38 PM

theflatline: I grew up in New Orleans, lived in Hot Lanta, and now reside in Florida.  Florida stops being the south when you get past Jacksonville.

Never heard of Chicken in waffles growing up, and I ate tons of late night food in New Orleans.

New Orleans late night food is Ya Ka Mein, gumbo, potato salad, lucky dogs, seafood, just about whatever you want.  Shrimp creole omelettes, but never chicken and waffles.  Did not see it in Atlanta or here in florida, unless some aging hipsters were talking about it.

Ya Ka mein is a soup the african american brought by from korea, and made it with local items.

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Wow, that looks DELISH.

/just woke up

//hungreh!!
 
2013-02-16 09:34:36 PM
DontMakeMeComeBackThere: "Black thing" + political correctness = "Southern thing"

Not really, most of the foods considered soul(black) food up north like collard greens, okra, fried chicken, chittlins, etc are considered home cooking like anyone of any color would eat here in the south.

I don't think I even heard of chicken and waffles till I made it out to the west coast.
 
2013-02-17 02:48:24 AM

Oldiron_79: Not really, most of the foods considered soul(black) food up north like collard greens, okra, fried chicken, chittlins, etc are considered home cooking like anyone of any color would eat here in the south.


Exactly right, in the South soul food (IMO) was restaurants that made southern style food (depends on where you live in South though, Texas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Carolinas, Georgia, etc style food are all different) that were owned and cooked by black people. When I went to the west coast not only did I find out about fried chicken and waffles, but I realized the only places you can get southern food here is if you go to a soul food or barbecue place. There really is very little difference between southern food and soul food in south, and things like fried chicken and waffles is a type of soul food, but not one that originated in the south (as far as I know, I never heard of that dish when I lived in Dallas).
 
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