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May 16, 2011 08:04 PM

Chicken and waffles in STL?

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

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  1. Goody Goody Diner why of course....


    Web site and my own pics below- (with grits of course...)

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

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      1. 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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        1. re: GiGiWy

          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.

          1. re: lemons

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

            1. re: lemons

              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.


              1. re: FriendOfTheDevil

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

                1. re: GiGiWy

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