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CDollarsign May 16, 2011 08:04 PM

Where's the best place to get chicken and waffles in STL?

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    FriendOfTheDevil May 17, 2011 09:59 AM

    Goody Goody Diner why of course....

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    Web site and my own pics below- (with grits of course...)
    http://www.goodygoodydiner.com/

    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4075/4...

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    Goody Goody Diner
    5900 Natural Bridge Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63120

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      GiGiWy May 27, 2011 08:28 AM

      Does anyone know the origin of chicken and waffles? Guess it's supposed to be southern, but I have the South in my blood and had never heard of it until living here ...??

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        lemons May 27, 2011 09:46 AM

        I haven't Googled it or such...and someone will probably come in with something more definitive. But the earliest reference I recall in my reading is from the Harlem Renaissance, and the dish being served (? at Small's?) after an evening of jazz in the clubs. So I'm thinking out of the African-American tradition. YMMV.

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          hill food May 28, 2011 06:02 PM

          I'll buy that, it also has a long existence in DC and LA.

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            FriendOfTheDevil May 31, 2011 08:49 AM

            Yes you are basically correct. When they were done playing in the wee hours of the morning they didn't know if they wanted "dinner" or "breakfast". So the combo was born.

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              GiGiWy Jun 8, 2011 08:41 AM

              Thanks, everyone. The "dinner or breakfast?" thing makes sense. lemons, I'm not up on all the internet acronyms - YMMV?

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                lemons Jun 8, 2011 09:07 AM

                Your mileage may vary - i.e., your taste may be different, you may have a different opinion, etc.

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