Thursday, August 18, 2011

Urban Eats @ Roscoe's Chicken 'N Waffles, LA

Chicken and Waffles. 
Why do they just taste so good together? 
It must be the combination of sweet, savoury and crunchy textures brought together in perfect harmony. Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles is legendary in Los Angeles and beyond with five locations in the LA area.
The chicken itself is moist on the inside and curly crispy on the outside. I got a particularly salty dark thigh piece, which meant more syrup for me. The drumstick however was not as salty, but not nearly as crispy. The white balls above are not scoops of ice cream, but big luscious puddles of soft melting butter. It's all meant to be smothered with the two shot glasses of syrup or dipped on the side if you prefer. I enjoyed the two warm stacked waffles. They looked like giant Eggo's, but tasted much better and homemade. It was A LOT of food. I think I got through maybe one waffle, tops.

I ordered the SCOE #1 - 1/4 chicken, prepared southern style with two waffles was a steal ($10.20). On the side, Collard Greens ($4.40), Macaroni and Cheese ($4.50) and Hot Water Cornbread ($2.40) were big enough to share between two to three people. I thought the mac & cheese really stood out and was better than most of the mushy diner stuff you get elsewhere. The collards ensured I ate something green to go along with all that fried. Roscoe's had all the comfort food I needed.
I still haven't found better chicken and waffles that compares to the one I had at The Drake Hotel in Toronto. It's definitely fancier there, but would be like comparing a gourmet take and the old school way. I still wouldn't suggest missing the home style of Roscoe's.
Roscoe's House of Chicken 'N Waffles, Los Angeles - California

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