Watch out Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles, there’s a new Southern diner in town and its menu goes beyond the traditional take on the popular combination.
After much anticipation, Waffle Chix is now open in Westwood. This modern take on Southern comfort food has a menu full of family recipes served with a California twist.
The highlight of the Waffle Chix menu is its signature chicken and waffles which, according to manager Anthony Taverna, are the perfect combination of savory and sweet. Diners can choose from a variety of chicken parts including a chicken breast and a waffle, a leg and waffle, a thigh and waffle, three wings and a waffle, or a half-chicken and waffles. To top it off, a honey truffle drizzle can be added to each order for an extra splash of flavor.
Other options include creative selections such as the Waffle BLT Salad (spinach, eggs, applewood smoked bacon, tomatoes, blue cheese crumble, and waffle croutons tossed with red wine-sherry vinaigrette).
In addition to all things waffles, customers can get scrambled skillets, salads on waffle bread, sandwiches and classic sides like house made gravy, mac and cheese, smashed red potatoes with gravy, waffle cut fries, sautéed cinnamon apples and sweet potato fries.
For dessert, Waffle Chix has a selection of shakes, Italian ice, savory pies and sweet waffle treats such as the Raspberry Red Velvet (red velvet cocoa Belgian waffle with raspberries and mascarpone topping) and the Chunky Monkey (Belgian waffle with the works—caramel, chocolate, marshmallow cream and pecans).
“We want people to have fun while they are here. How fun is it to try a waffle called the Chunky Monkey?” Taverna said.
Each of the dishes prepared at Waffle Chix are seasoned with a blend of spices that have been passed down from family recipes for generations. Also, Taverna said, all the produce is fresh, local and organic. The chicken is hormone and antibiotic free. Even the coffee and tea come from Los Angeles suppliers.
“There is no comparison. When working with people who do what they love, the value comes with the time, effort, knowledge and care put into their products,” Taverna said about his partnerships with local suppliers.
Taverna said that his restaurant offers a unique experience.
“You’ll enjoy a fun atmosphere, personality, Southern cooking, hospitality, and a little California style," he said.
Waffle Chix opens daily at 11 a.m., just in time for a late breakfast and closes at 10 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday. On Friday and Saturdays, late night diners can hit the kitchen up after a night out, as the restaurant doesn’t close until 2 a.m.
1059 Broxton Avenue, Westwood, 310-208-3071.