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tenxtone76 Apr 28, 2011 02:49 AM

I really like Roscoes, and I used to like Mama's down Crenshaw, but I think they changed theirs a bit.

I really like Rosco's consistency, texture, and spice hints.

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    DaisyMae May 7, 2011 09:13 AM

    Hands down the best waffles I've found are at Central Park on Fair Oaks in Pasadena. Crispy, delicious, and they use real maple syrup. Excellent breakfast meats as well.

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    Central Park Cafe
    219 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105

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      Asperges May 5, 2011 02:55 PM

      The Liege waffles at Shaky Alibi are great - their gruyere-and-ham waffle is the perfect combo of savory and sweet. For more traditional waffles, I love the strawberries-and-cream waffle at the Griddle when berries are in season (they sometimes go a little overboard on the sour cream topping, but it's easy to scrape off).

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      Shaky Alibi
      7401 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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        endyyy May 5, 2011 05:18 PM

        Have you tried the liege waffle at Syrup? Is the one at Shaky Alibi better?

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        Shaky Alibi
        7401 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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          Asperges May 6, 2011 03:46 PM

          Haven't tried Syrup yet, but thanks for the suggestion!

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        aylowe May 1, 2011 05:11 PM

        The chicken & waffles at Wood and Vine (at the corner of H'wood and Vine). Amazing, amazing, amazing.

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          tenxtone76 May 5, 2011 01:32 AM

          thx aylowe, on the list

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            tissue May 5, 2011 10:56 AM

            How does it compare to Roscoes?

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            alex1989 May 1, 2011 04:09 PM

            Tic Tac Toe Waffles at farmers markets around LA rival no other

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              tenxtone76 May 5, 2011 01:31 AM

              I'm gonna try this ASAP. Thanks Alex

            2. ipsedixit Apr 29, 2011 10:21 PM

              Tasty Garden.

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              Tasty Garden
              1212 S Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA 91007

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                tenxtone76 May 5, 2011 01:32 AM

                I've tried two locations. Interesting suggestion. Will try. Compared to Roscoe's waffles?

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                  ipsedixit May 5, 2011 09:05 AM

                  These are for dessert. Personally, I've never really cared for Roscoe's waffles, or chicken and waffles together, for that matter.

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                    JThur01 May 7, 2011 09:28 PM

                    Re: Tasty Garden HK waffle: http://bit.ly/g8QXGv

                    Disclaimer: totally self-serving, but hopefully more explanatory

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                    Tasty Garden
                    1212 S Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA 91007

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                      ipsedixit May 7, 2011 09:39 PM

                      Do you take the pics yourself? If so, bravo.

                      And, yes, fortune cookie flavor is a good way to describe it.

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                        JThur01 May 8, 2011 12:04 AM

                        Thanks. The second one, the not nearly as good one, yes...that was mine. I'll second the recommendation of the Hong Kong Waffle at Tasty Garden.

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                        Tasty Garden
                        288 W Valley Blvd 110, Alhambra, CA 91801

                2. OCEllen Apr 29, 2011 10:15 PM

                  Bruxie in Orange - good but intense...ie. filling.
                  http://bruxie.com/

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                    tenxtone76 May 5, 2011 01:33 AM

                    thanks ocellen

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                      Joani Macaroni May 5, 2011 07:51 PM

                      We've tried to eat breakfast there twice and both times it was too windy (no indoor seating). They sound a bit too messy to eat in the car . . . does the wind die down by lunch time?

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                      bulavinaka Apr 29, 2011 09:59 PM

                      My wife dropped by Lady Chocolat on Wilshire in West LA today and the owners mentioned to her that they now offer Belgian-style waffles at their shop. She didn't have the time to order some today, but she hopes to in the next couple of weeks. Has anyone else had a chance to sample these?

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                        andytseng Apr 29, 2011 05:46 PM

                        Has anyone tried the Waffles de Liege truck that roams around (seems like they're usually around Long Beach). I've been wanting to check them out, but their hours and locations have not been too friendly.

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                          heckonwheels Apr 29, 2011 09:00 PM

                          Haven't tried the truck but I do love the Liege waffles at the Shaky Alibi. Tell the owner you want them just like you get them in Belgium, and not only will he give you one authentic Liege waffle, but he'll be your friend for life!

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                          Shaky Alibi
                          7401 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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                            bzuraw May 1, 2011 04:04 PM

                            This truck is very good. These are the real thing. Pearls of sugar, nicely chewy and a bit caramelized. They're a little smaller than I'm used to, but I think that's done to accommodate carb-o-phobes. They also make excellent french fries with a small selection of sauces. I haven't
                            had better fries in LA. Since about 3 weeks ago they have been appearing at the Westwood farmer's market on Sundays.

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                              tenxtone76 May 5, 2011 01:34 AM

                              thanks. SA's on the list!

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                                Servorg May 5, 2011 02:59 PM

                                If you're ever out in the Valley give More Than Waffles in Encino a test run.

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                                More Than Waffles
                                17200 Ventura Blvd Ste 109, Encino, CA 91316

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                                  tenxtone76 May 19, 2011 05:59 PM

                                  thank you, Servorg. More than Waffles is going on the list!

                          2. WildSwede Apr 29, 2011 05:27 PM

                            I LOVE the Hickory Maple Waffle at The Peach Cafe in Monrovia. They also do a fantastic riff on the Eggs Benedict - theirs comes on a waffle with a cheese sauce. It is so good! The eggs benedict is on their specials menu.

                            http://www.thepeachcafe.com/

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                              heckonwheels Apr 29, 2011 08:59 PM

                              I forgot about that waffle! You're right, it's very good, as are all the breakfast items at the Peach.

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                                tenxtone76 May 5, 2011 01:35 AM

                                great! I lived in Arcadia for a while . miss din tai fung and zelos. Trying the peach!

                              2. Servorg Apr 29, 2011 04:32 PM

                                I keep wanting to get to Coffee House Heyri on Hobart to try their Coffee Prince Waffle. I watched them build that place as we ate at Dong il Jang every couple of months through the construction phase.

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                                Dong Il Jang Restaurant
                                3455 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90005

                                Coffee House Heyri
                                755 S Hobart Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90005

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                                  tenxtone76 May 5, 2011 01:36 AM

                                  thanks. I've been to Heyri almost ten times but never had the waffle. great atmosphere in their backyard!

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                                    Servorg May 5, 2011 03:55 AM

                                    Did they ever get water in their pond out back?

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                                  heckonwheels Apr 28, 2011 08:16 AM

                                  Chicken 'n waffles at Kincaids in Redondo Beach.

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                                    tenxtone76 May 5, 2011 01:27 AM

                                    thx heck, this is going on the list!

                                  2. wienermobile Apr 28, 2011 07:47 AM

                                    The Cheddar Bacon Waffle at Uncle Bill's in Manhattan Beach is great.

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                                    Uncle Bill's Pancake House
                                    1305 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

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                                      Tripeler Apr 28, 2011 08:03 PM

                                      Cheddar Bacon waffle -- serious?
                                      That sounds SO good.

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                                        wienermobile Apr 28, 2011 10:40 PM

                                        They also make Cheddar Bacon French toast too.

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                                        Uncle Bill's Pancake House
                                        1305 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

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                                          Tripeler Apr 29, 2011 04:37 PM

                                          Thanks, wienermobile. For me, the texture of the waffle with cheddar and bacon seems amazing.

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                                            westsidegal May 5, 2011 09:03 AM

                                            fwiw, my advice is that you should try both, then make up your mind.
                                            each has it's own appeal.

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                                        tenxtone76 May 5, 2011 01:37 AM

                                        the one time I went, I wasn't impressed, but a second chance w/ the right order appears in order!

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