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Craving chicken & waffles in Orlando

Bob Mervine Mar 29, 2005 09:04 PM

I'm into the slavering, sweating, addictive stages for some great Roscoe's-style chicken and waffles in Central Florida. The only thing I can find -- and remember -- is Motown Cafe at Universal. Sure some one with a bit of soul can steer me to a better place.

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    flavrmeistr Apr 10, 2005 09:35 PM

    This might be a little late, but the Dixie Chicken at Orange Ave. and Oak Ridge in the Pinecastle area is just what you're looking for. Specifically, for fried chicken. Great spot; been there forever. Can't really say much about waffles. My favorites are pecan waffles at the Waffle Houses, which are common enough in that part of the world.

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    1. re: flavrmeistr
      s.m. koppelman Apr 11, 2005 11:27 AM

      Ah, but do they have chicken and waffles _together_? That's the question.

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        lax2mia Apr 11, 2005 04:48 PM

        The only place of seen it in S. FLA is Cafeteria in Miami Beach. But it the place and the food bear no resemblance to Roscoe's. I have, however, found a place that makes chili like Tommy's if you're interested.

        1. re: s.m. koppelman
          flavrmeistr Apr 11, 2005 09:20 PM

          Never heard of any such miscegenation, but I suppose anything is possible.

          1. re: flavrmeistr
            s.m. koppelman Apr 12, 2005 12:34 PM

            It's a soul food thing. Your use of the word "miscegnation" up there would probably make Cornel West smile.

            I've never had it myself, though I'm up for it if I manage to find a really good soul food place here in Broward.

            1. re: flavrmeistr
              flavrmeistr Apr 12, 2005 09:10 PM

              Don't know about Broward, but there is Rainey's on 7th St. in East Stuart. Also, Ruby's Soul Kitchen on NW27th Ave. just south of 183rd in Carol City. Also, a great place on NW 64th St. near 21st Ave. that's run by a church, something like Heavenly Kitchen. Excellent smothered chicken, mac'n cheese and fish'n grits. Kind of a rough area, though, on the last one. All three of these places are great.

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