Before I left LA, I had to do one last lunch at a Los Angeles institution. The last time I attempted Roscoe's was seven years ago when I was a pescatarian and also was more concerned with meeting up with my friends for Sunday Funday than devouring a plate of fried and floury goodness. Once again, I must reiterate "my how things have changed". On my last full day in LA, my friend Ben insisted that this is what we would have for our last lunch. With the previous obstacles no longer in my way, who was I to object?
We each ordered the 'Scoes ($10.70). The dish is comprised of 1/4 chicken (dark meat for both of us) with 2 buttermilk waffles. I'm fairly certain the maple syrup was Aunt Jemima or some other generic brand, but I was too busy devouring the waffles and chicken to care too much. The waffles are kind of doughy and pair perfectly with the moist chicken. It's still such an odd combination to me, but one that I am strangely attracted to (as evidenced by my recent order at Longman & Eagle). Plus, hey, if it's good enough for Obama, it's good enough for me.
One year ago: Roasted Chicken
Two years ago: Whole Wheat Pasta with Fiddleheads and Ramps
Three years ago: Smoked Salmon and Poached Egg Salad
Roscoe's House of Chicken 'n Waffles
5006 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90019
(323) 934-4405 or (323) 936-3730