Fried Chicken and Jalapeño Waffles

Not far from Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles is The Waffle, a brunch restaurant.

The Waffle

The country gravy was a decadent treat. Served on the plate were collard greens cooked with bacon.

It was a decent breakfast. I had gone here on a date. While chemistry didn’t happen, at least I got to try an interesting cafe.


Chicken and Waffles

The first place I had tried fried chicken and waffles together was a Western restaurant in Singapore called The Beast.

This time I went to the legendary Roscoe’s Waffles on Sunset and Gower Street in Hollywood.

I don’t remember the name of this combination, but it was tasty. Bereft of nutrition, it was a feast of salt and fat.

The chicken was moist within and crispy on the outside. The waffle was very good, too.

Of course I will return.

Chicken Fries

Coming back from my parents’ house near San Diego, I took the train back to LA. However I had to wait at the Oceanside station for a while and the nearest place to get food is Burger King.

Chicken flesh formed into baton-like facsimiles of French fries sound delicious in theory, but in practice, they were very salty and the texture was that of highly processed meat.

I’ll never eat them again.


In case there is any doubt, Shakeshack is the best burger chain by far.

Look at that perfect cheeseburger! The delicious beef is perfectly seared, the bun soft and chewy, the cheese melted, the lettuce fresh and green and the tomato slices red and ripe.

The proprietary ShackSauce completes this beautiful sandwich.

The fries are prefect, too.

Lobster Eggs Benedict

A few years ago I would eat Eggs Benedict any chance I got. A few restaurants in Singapore served a good Eggs Benedict. Since I’ve returned to California I hadn’t had this dish until I went to Swami’s in Carlsbad to have breakfast with two of my brothers before attending a sister’s daughter’s christening.

For $12.95 I didn’t expect tail meat. There were a few tablespoons of leg meat atop the poached eggs.

Not bad, although the plate could have used some greenery.


Fried Chicken Sandwich

On the menu at The Whaler, a sandwich shop in Santa Monica, this is listed as Amber’s Fried Chicken Sandwich.

I haven’t been very diligent in blogging, I must admit.

I last went to Santa Monica in late November or early January.

There was orange cheese and pickle slices in the sandwich. It was delicious. The chicken was spicy and crispy and the meAt itself was moist.

I should visit Santa Monica more often.

Red-Eye Rabbit Sausage Gravy on Biscuits

I went on a internet date a few weeks ago to Redbird, a fancy restaurant in downtown Los Angeles.

The brunch plate cost about $25. I could look up the price, but my currently mellow state discouraged me from doing so.

Brunch was delicious. The red eye sauce . Mixed in the yolk of the two fried eggs, it was intensely savory and warmly earthy. However the portion was minute. Two plates would have satisfied me. I even had a drink, before which I hadn’t imbibed since a October. I forgot to photograph it. It was a clear Bloody Mary that set me back $15.

My date had this:

The menu looks amazing:

I would return.