Out of TownRoscoe’s House of Chicken & Waffles
Located on West Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles, Rocoe’s House of Chicken & Waffles have been holding it down old school dishing out their specialty classic — chicken and waffles.
(Above: Plate full of fried chicken. )
Chicken and waffles is not a only a unique combination, but it’s also probably a dietitian’s worst nightmare. How can something so wrong be so good at the same time? Well, Roscoe’s must be doing something right — still going strong since the 70s, Roscoe’s House of Chicken & Waffles has the menu to keep their patrons happy: good old southern style fried chicken, waffles, deep fried chicken livers, mac and cheese, greens, corn bread and a whole lot more. It’s breakfast time. Time for some chicken and waffles.
(Above: A big ass waffle with a truckload of butter.)
Tre and I shared a Herb’s Special: 1/2 a chicken (chix) prepared southern style with two waffles and a slice of sweet potato pie, plus two cups of joe to cut through the grease. The order arrived quickly: the fried chicken was decent; the skin crispy and seasoned with Roscoe’s own mix. The meat was slightly tender, but a little dried out. The humungous waffles were on the thinner side and topped with whip cream and loads of butter.
I felt the winner out of our meal was the sweet potato pie: mashed sweet potatoes with spices baked into a pie crust. The pie was rich, yet light, and tasted similar to pumpkin pie. It was delicious, but felt very heavy after the big meal we had just polished off.
(Top to bottom: 1. The coffee was meh. 2. A slice of sweet, sweet potato pie.)
Our bill including taxes and tips came to just under $33. Surprisingly, not the best chicken and waffles we’ve had given Roscoe’s iconic status. However, we would definitely return and try the deep fried chicken livers that we saw flying by us as we ate. The atmosphere is a dive, but we wouldn’t want it any other way.
Perfect for: It’s Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles. It’s a classic.
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