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Old 11-11-2007, 10:34 PM
 
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OK, I have a dumb question but it is killing me, and I don't want to offend any one. I just move to Charlotte from FL (of course), and my New Yorker cousin is teasing me about eating chicken and waffle. She says that is very common in the South and blah blah blah. So, my question is, is that a real meal? If so, where can I get one of those and is the chicken fried? is there any topping in the waffle?
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Old 11-11-2007, 10:46 PM
 
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Here's a link on the subject -

Chicken and waffles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 11-11-2007, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Yellow Brick Road
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Default Your New Yorker cousin has it sooooo right

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OK, I have a dumb question but it is killing me, and I don't want to offend any one. I just move to Charlotte from FL (of course), and my New Yorker cousin is teasing me about eating chicken and waffle. She says that is very common in the South and blah blah blah. So, my question is, is that a real meal? If so, where can I get one of those and is the chicken fried? is there any topping in the waffle?
Yeah, chicken and waffles - yum yum good. We have eaten that for decades here in the South. Fried chicken on top of a nice, crispy Belgian waffle, smothered in grits with fatback and chittlins' on the side.

It is a tradition to pack chicken and waffles when we go Snipe Hunting. Since Snipe Season is so short, we all look forward to the few days a year we can enjoy chicken and waffles.
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Old 11-11-2007, 10:54 PM
 
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The funny thing is, according to Wikipedia, they started out in California and up North. The first chain to serve them in the Southeast only opened in 1997.
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Old 11-11-2007, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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OK, I have a dumb question but it is killing me, and I don't want to offend any one. I just move to Charlotte from FL (of course), and my New Yorker cousin is teasing me about eating chicken and waffle. She says that is very common in the South and blah blah blah. So, my question is, is that a real meal? If so, where can I get one of those and is the chicken fried? is there any topping in the waffle?
I think someone is definitely pulling your leg my friend! I have never heard of such a thing anywhere in the south!
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Old 11-11-2007, 11:14 PM
 
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I think someone is definitely pulling your leg my friend! I have never heard of such a thing anywhere in the south!
I did a quick search, and like a previous post read, it is not a Southern thing. Whatever, I don't care. I will try it if I can find a place that serves it in Charlotte. But I will make sure to tell her that it was started in the North. And for the record, I am not trying to start a NY/NJ versus South war of words.
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Old 11-11-2007, 11:16 PM
 
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The funny thing is, according to Wikipedia, they started out in California and up North. The first chain to serve them in the Southeast only opened in 1997.
I read the Wiki article, too, and thought the same thing! Not a Southern thing particularly, but does appear that in the Harlem area of NYC, this is an actual dish (but w/ gravy, not fried chicken atop a waffle!)

Seems OP's NY cousin should hop on over to Harlem and try them out for himself - cause I think he will be more likely to find chicken and waffles in HIS state than here in NC.
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Old 11-11-2007, 11:18 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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the waffle thing is what was throwing me off due to that isnt a tradiitonal item for the south. It is either hush puppies, biscuits, or cornbread as the bread item or even pancakes. But of course I learn about Cracklings the other day but that isnt a North Carolina item either it either pork rinds or real pork skins.
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Old 11-11-2007, 11:21 PM
 
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the waffle thing is what was throwing me off due to that isnt a tradiitonal item for the south. It is either hush puppies, biscuits, or cornbread as the bread item or even pancakes. But of course I learn about Cracklings the other day but that isnt a North Carolina item either it either pork rinds or real pork skins.
What are Crackligns? sounds like something with broken bones....crack crack
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Old 11-11-2007, 11:35 PM
 
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Yeah, I have lived in NC my entire life. Never heard of Chicken and Waffles!

But when I watched the move duce bigalow, European Gigolo, they mentioned chicken and waffles in the movie. Ever since, I have been wondering what that was. Guess we all know now.
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