Farmer Brown's Little Skillet -- reports?
- Ruth Lafler Aug 27, 2009 11:21 AM
The words "chicken & waffles" on a flyer for Little Skillet next to the printer this morning caught my eye. Looks like the latest in the trend of full-service restaurants adding limited-service casual lunch options. The prices look pretty reasonable: $7 for a waffle with two pieces of chicken, $6.50 for a "chicken box" with two pieces of chicken, a side and an "angel biscuit" etc.
I didn't see any reports on chowhound, although it's apparently been open since May.
I was STARVED when I went there but thought the chicken and biscuit were quite decent; my friend enjoyed her chicken and waffles.
In this case Little Skillet isn't anywhere near farmer brown, so it really i just a limited service casual lunch spot. There are long lines that move relatively quickly, and when I was there it was cash only.
This place is a good value. The chicken and waffles is fine, I liked the large biscuit. I've also had the shrimp creole po'boy which had tons of shrimp in a tasty, though not very spicy sauce. Good for the money, though you will be sitting on the sidewalk or milk crates if you don't take it back to the office.
I just ate there yesterday with my big sis! As I was ordering the chicken and waffles, they passed a tray of red velvet cupcakes over my head through the pass through. Of course I had to get one. It was great, not too sweet, tender, moist, delicious. The chicken was extra crispy, a bit dry though. The waffle was really good, also tender, slightly crispy. A fun lunch. Also had a nice drip blue bottle from the window next door.
I had the bacon wrapped hot dog and it was very tasty. The sauce makes it, kind of a sweet bbq sauce. The cornmeal waffle "bun" was a brilliant idea. I also tried the black pepper and brown sugar biscuit. Again, good flavor but the texture of the biscuit was a little too dense compared to other good, southern style biscuits.
They serve natural sodas like Faygo and others, which I always appreciate.
Prices seemed right in line with other lunches in the area.
As others have noted, you'll be sitting on a curb or the loading dock across the street (watch out because those doors open and swing out!). The place is essentially a take out window in the side of the building.