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Food for the Soul at Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles

A morning delight.
A morning delight.

I’d been waiting for a very long time to finally make my trip to Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles. It took the right combination of alcohol and lack of sleep from the night before to finally propel me to the location in Mid City.

My buddy and I walked in around noon and there was a short wait before we took our seats. The menu was loaded with so many varieties of chicken and waffles, without a vegetable to be found, that I really couldn’t figure out what to order. I decided to wait until the waitress arrived to make sure I ordered the right thing. Unfortunately, service wasn’t exactly the strong suit of Roscoe’s. I didn’t mind though, I wasn’t there for service, just for chicken and waffles. Finally the waitress came and told us to get combo #1, which was 1/4 fried chicken and two waffles. We happily complied.

The meal eventually arrived and looked great. Rather than eat the chicken and waffles as two separate entities, I set to work at carving up the chicken and strategically unloading it on top of the waffles. When I finished, I doused the chaffle (chicken+waffles) with syrup and dug in. I could tell that both the fried chicken or the waffles alone weren’t enough to sustain their own meals. Sure, they were decent, but nothing spectacular. Yet, when their forces were combined the chaffle was truly a force to be reckoned with.

When I finished eating, my body and soul felt rejuvenated. I was ready to take on the world, and it was all because of the unlikely combination of chicken, waffles, syrup and a whole lot of…oil. Or love. Either one works.

PS: You should really check out how classy their website is here.