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Chicken and Waffles?

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  • wba4 Oct 10, 2009 11:36 AM
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This is a pretty random question...I've noticed a number of Fried Chicken & Waffle dishes highlighted on various Food Network shows. I'm intrigued. Are there any places in the DC Area (NoVa specifically) that make this well?

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  1. This is the place to go. I didn't realize these folks had other restaurants. Gladys Knight, the famous singer, has a really popular joint in Atlanta she runs with her son that specializes in what you're after. It appears that they have a location in our area. Not the most conveinent to you (on the grounds of the old Capital Centre), but here's the info.

    http://local.yahoo.com/info-31079669-...

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    1. re: jac0077

      Gladys and Ron's place is now closed

    2. i love the chicken and waffles at art & soul in the liaison hotel.

      1. I haven't had them, but I've heard raves about the chicken & waffles at Marvin at 14th and U.

        1. Marvin has a really wonderful version of this dish---both on their brunch menu and regular menu.

          1. Oohs and Aahs had them on a late night menu. I haven't been at any time for a couple of years (thought that's set to change soon).

            1. Restaurant 3 in Clarendon has chicken and waffles on the menu... http://www.restaurantthree.com/menus.php

              There was some debate on Don Rockwell's site about them recently, though... http://www.donrockwell.com/index.php?...

              1. I wasn't a fan of Marvin's version because the waffle was flavorless (lacked a creamy, buttery feel), but the chicken was well-done. Restaurant 3's version was okay, where the syrup was great, but the chicken and waffle parts were a bit bland.

                I am a fan of Evening Star's version on their brunch menu, except for the little fact that the syrup was poured on already (I tend to like to pour my own), but the waffle soaking up that syrup was delicious, and the drumstick + wing (contrary to the normal breast served around here) was nicely battered and seasoned pretty well (with a minor oversalting issue for me).

                I think the addiction is the syrup that marries the saltiness + crunch + buttery feel of the waffle.

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                1. re: orangemix

                  I agree with your assessment of Marvin's version. The waffle was just an ordinary waffle, especially surprising for a place that is quasi-Belgian. Why not make a Liegois waffle?

                  1. re: Steve

                    i thought it was actually a leige waffle? i ate one on saturday night and noticced that there were big bubles in the waffle, indicating to me that it was leavened by yeast, not baking powder.

                    the chicken was really tender and the gravy awesome too. A++ would eat again

                    1. re: kneelconqueso

                      We're both wrong, it's Liegeois, coming from the city of Liege. Glad you enjoyed it.

                2. The chicken at Marvins is money, the waffles are decent, Marvins also has a pretty tasty burger, not at the level of the burger at Palena or Rays Hellburger but it is pretty good.

                  1. I don't know if anyone will see this as it's been quite a while since there was a comment...
                    Any updates in this thread?
                    Has anyone tried the version at Ben's Next Door? I heard (from a rookie) it was pretty good!