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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

HERMANO SEGUNDO BACK IN LA: THE WAFFLE LEADS THE CHICKEN INTO THE STOMACH LIKE A SHERPA

Before we begin today's lesson, can I state for the record that when it comes time and the good lord calls me, I want this song playing as the coffin carrying my cold, dead body enters the firey flames.















I make no apologies for returning to the important subject of Roscoe's House of Chicken & Waffles and indeed to the subject of their extraordinary take on the humble chicken giblet.

On my recent visit, Sybil kept going on about taking me to Roscoe's. I was sure it was good, but was equally sure that she was applying lashings of good old American hyperbole to her description of the positive benefits of combining freshly made waffles and deep fried chicken. Well, as in so many cases, she was right and I was so far wrong that I almost came back to meet her on the other side.

Roscoe's is one of the great experiences of Los Angeles and I was determined to pay another visit this time around not least so I could experience the crack cocaine in deep fried chicken giblet form that proved to be one of my great tastes of 2008.

This time we took along a couple of reinforcements. just as I like fried chicken, I am rather taken with American girls, in particular the ones who fill Sybil's social circle. Not for them a forlorn evening poking at a salad or silly New Year's resolutions about cutting down a bit. This particular bunch was well up for the heaving plates of chicken, waffles, collard greens, cornbread and giblets that were brought to our table in rapid fashion.

Obviously, I left the Mac & Cheese that also came with our order well alone as it, like Pizza, has officially been proved disgusting. But, the rest lived up to my memory and to my expectations. The combo of waffle and chicken may seem like an odd one, but as the song and the title of this post says "the waffle leads the chicken into the stomach like a sherpa" and with a dangerous amount of hot sauce, the crunchy, chewy giblets provide ample back up.

All this for $15 a head. It's enough to make you want to sing. All together now.................

ROSCOE'S CHICKEN & WAFFLES.............................................

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5 Comments:

Blogger Hermano 1 said...

Of course we cut this when I was much younger and you were much thinner and er...taller

Tuesday, January 06, 2009 10:16:00 pm  
Blogger Anita (Married... with dinner) said...

mm, chicken & waffles... had some this Sunday myself, at a former Roscoe's franchise now known as "Home of Chicken & Waffles". Delish.

As John Cusack sang in Tapeheads - "Waffles just pancakes with little squares on 'em":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9dBiw7xfVU&feature=related

Tuesday, January 06, 2009 11:04:00 pm  
Anonymous C.Elder said...

Having seen the picture, thoughtfully provided ,of your dining companions at roscoe,I understand why you have gone back to LA so soon,and it has nothing to do with the food.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009 11:13:00 am  
Anonymous Lippy said...

What happened to "carbs = death"?

Wednesday, January 07, 2009 3:17:00 pm  
Anonymous Tana said...

What a great song, like the band in "There's Something About Mary."

Sybil is so beautiful, she really doesn't need to cook, right?

Love to you both from starry Soquel!

Friday, January 09, 2009 4:28:00 am  

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