Chicken and Waffles
While visiting NY I went to Stanton Social Club with my brother and his fiancee last weekend and we ordered their version of the chicken and waffles (Amazing btw! Brick pressed tender chicken on top of a chedder Belgium waffles with a balsamic vinegar syrup and some sort of sauteed corn in between the chicken and waffle!).
My brother's fiancee reveled to me that one of her favorite foods is chicken and waffles. She has lived in NY for over 2 years now but she said she doesn't get a chance to have the dish that often.
I remember hearing from a variety of different sources that there are a number of chicken and waffles restaurants in Harlem. Does anyone know the best or most famous one (I remember the Today Show did a story on this with Al Roker at this very famous restaurant where Al Sharpton often goes...any idea which place this might be).
I'm sure "the best" is a hotly debated topic (as it is with any cuisine) but any suggestions would be great so I can pass it along to my future sister-in-law.
I am not sure if this is the place that you are talking about, but it could be Amy Ruth's on 116th Street. www.amyruthsharlem.com Their chicken and waffles is named the Reverend Al Sharpton. I went once with several family members. The food was pretty good, but I have not been to another restaurant with a similar menu, so I cannot compare. Regardless, it appears to me from what was on the menu and what we ordered, their food is more "purist" than having the waffle infused with cheddar cheese and using balsamic vinegar syrup. That's not to say that what you had at Stanton Social Club didn't taste (or sound) good.
I don't know about "best" but I've had very enjoyable chix & waffles at Londel's. (8th Ave @ 145 or so)
Maroons has chicken & waffles on the brunch menu.
244 W 16th St, New York, NY 10011
Sylvia's in Harlem is probably the most famous - but has turned into a tourist trap and the food is just ok. Amy Ruths is spot on excellent for chicken and waffle goodness.