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Chicken and Waffles at Trina's Starlite Lounge

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tamerlanenj Sep 5, 2010 05:54 PM

I just wanted to make a post saying that I ate these recently and I miss them dearly. I'm 200 miles away in Maine and all I can think about are chicken and waffles! Go eat them now! Don't forget to "accidentally" get some maple syrup on your chicken!

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Trina's Starlite Lounge
3 Beacon St, Somerville, MA 02143

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    shirshir RE: tamerlanenj Sep 7, 2010 09:47 AM

    i've been meaning to check this place out. i live down the street in east cambridge, but have yet to venture forth.

    what's so special about the chicken and waffles? how is the chicken prepared? must say that i have never had this combo before -- is it a southern thing? if so, sign me up.

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      jgg13 RE: shirshir Sep 7, 2010 10:19 AM

      chicken is fried. it's more of a southern thing (with outposts in harlem & other places), but has become vogue of late.

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        FoodTruth RE: jgg13 Sep 7, 2010 11:13 AM

        We had it at Gargoyles (bar menu) last week. Wasn't bad, but quite frankly I don't quite get it.

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          jgg13 RE: FoodTruth Sep 7, 2010 12:04 PM

          it's the old savory/salty + sweet combination. picture something like pigs in a blanket - that's a pancake & breakfast sausage, this is a waffle + fried chicken.

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      Wannabfoode RE: tamerlanenj Sep 7, 2010 11:32 AM

      so so so good! chicken is tender and juicy waffles are light and fluffy. yum

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        Parsnipity RE: tamerlanenj Sep 7, 2010 03:27 PM

        I've had and liked both. Trina's is chicken on the bone with a good crust. I think it's a leg quarter and a split breast half. It's on top of one large waffle and served with jalapeno syrup, which may be the best part. Gargoyle's is 2 separate waffle "sandwiches." Each is a half breast piece, boneless, stuck between two smaller square waffles with some slices of prosciutto and a creamy sauce of some sort. It was a very generous portion for what I was thinking would be a bar snack. I really missed the spicy touch of Trina's syrup though, and think the dish at Gargoyle's needed either something spicy or acidic. But I'd eat either again in a heartbeat...

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          jgg13 RE: Parsnipity Sep 7, 2010 04:58 PM

          If you get a chance to try the C&W at Tupelo, they're really good. Chicken is usually on point and they have a bourbon maple syrup to go with it.

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            phatchris RE: jgg13 Sep 8, 2010 09:46 AM

            Absolutely love the chicken and waffles at Tupelo, best fried chicken in Boston IMO.

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              yumyum RE: phatchris Sep 8, 2010 10:15 AM

              Have you tried the fried chicken at Highland Kitchen? Mondays only. Heavenly. Would be very interested to see how they stack up.

              Last night I had the chicken fried pork chops (buttermilk brined and coated in fried chicken seasoned flour and fried) with garlicky mashed and great collard greens. Gravy. SRSLY good plate of food.

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              Highland Kitchen
              150 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

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                Parsnipity RE: yumyum Sep 8, 2010 10:30 AM

                The batter is a little thicker and crunchier at Highland Kitchen. I think their chicken is my favorite- if only they would put it on some waffles and add some spicy syrup... actually maybe it's better if that doesn't happen for health reasons...

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                Highland Kitchen
                150 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

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                  phatchris RE: yumyum Sep 8, 2010 01:37 PM

                  I really need to get back over to Highland Kitchen, I haven't had the fried chicken or fried pork chop and they both sound incredible. On a side note, Hungry Mother has a chicken fried quail as an appetizer that is pretty frickin good.

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                  Highland Kitchen
                  150 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

                  Hungry Mother
                  Cambridge, MA, Cambridge, MA

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                    food_lubber RE: phatchris Sep 11, 2010 10:56 AM

                    If I may be so bold and say best fried chicken in this neck of the woods is Highland Kitchen....better than anything else around with their dark, crunchy crusted chicken. It is probably a good thing it is only available on monday nights....I would be in serious trouble otherwise! At 13.95 for 4 mixed pieces of chicken, some amazing collard greens with (andouille?) sausage, mashed potatoes and gravy AND a biscuit on the side...man I wish that I could get some RIGHT NOW! But alas, I must wait until Monday...

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