Gritz in Vegas

Finally made it to another spot while in Vegas called Gritz Cafe.  Known for their grits or gritz I should say, this restaurant is a soul food establishment who prides themselves on bringing southern cuisine to the west.  Welp, time to check them out.gritz cafe-jpeg

The Eagle wasn’t in the mood for breakfast for it was past “breakfast hours”…for whatever that means.  He leaned towards dinner options such as their macaroni and cheese, greens and country fried steak.  I was super-duper shocked he ordered the steak for I never see him request that item…EVER!

As for myself I entertained their chicken and waffles with of course a side of grits and scrambled eggs.  As for the chicken and waffle, the taste didn’t blow me away, particulary the chicken, but it was still fine.  I absolutley LOVE classic waffles and believe they can never go wrong.  Soft, warm and with just a hint of butter – YUM!   Everything came out nice and hot and was excited to try out my grits.  Now, as mentioned before, I have yet eaten anyones chicken and waffles that are just as good or better than Roscoes, but keep in mind, that’s their specialty.  In regard to the grits, they were good.  Nice and soft as they should be.

(sidebar: years and years and years ago, I overcooked a pot of rice and it literally turned into a pot of grits.  The funny part was, was that I decided to eat them as grits while everyone laughed at me lol)

The price for my order I believe was fine at $14 plus a side of eggs at $1 per additional egg.  Much cheaper than Roscoe’s, however Roscoes offers TWO classic size waffles AND are located in a larger city.  Things to take into consideration.

Over all the customer service here was great.  I found it a little…interesting that they serve their food on disposable plates, but hey, I get it.  Most people want to take their scraps home anyway so why not beat them to the punch.  I respect that!  There’s available parking, clean environment, good energy, good food and glad I made it out.

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Chicken & Waffle Sandwiches

Eat waffles much?  Well there’s this place called Bruxie with 8 locations steaming from Las Vegas, NV, Los Angeles, CA to Seoul, Korea.  Known for their chicken and waffle sandwiches, they offer a variety of buttermilk waffles using all-natural, hormone-free chicken.

My first experience with them was in Las Vegas.  “What is that?” I asked.  A buddy of mine mentioned who they were.  Said everyone enjoyed it.  So I had to try it out for myself.

“<Hmm> oddly enough it just taste ok,” I said to myself.  “It’s not horrible, but I’ve had better”.  Wasn’t sure of the attention Bruxie was gathering.  Why?  Well, after eating waffles and chicken from Roscoe’s, it’s safe to say NOBODY has come close to their awesome chicken and waffle combination.  Theirs is so good I don’t really bother to get anyone else’s because I know I will be disappointed…and again I was.  Now, I’m not saying don’t go.  Please do!  I will always encourage everyone to try different places because you should never pass up opportunities to break bread with friends and family that may be a positive experience for you.

I personally would have wanted slightly more sweetness in the waffle, but not an overload.  The packaging and service were good and their facility was fine.  NO complaints in that department.

“Well, I’m glad you finally tried them out,” my buddy replied.

“Me too” I told him.

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I may have to try them out again to deliver a part 2 to this experience.  Why not!

Have you tried them?

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Those Pink & White stripes on Western Ave.

What I absolutely love about M’Dear’s Bakery & Bistro is the fact they place a napkin over your flatware – LOVE!  Can we all do this?  I got hip to this place years ago as an auction gift certificate item.  There are two locations, 7717 S. Western Ave. – Los Angeles and 2450 Carson St. – Lakewood.  I recently took my buddy the other day.  It was his first time.

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“Well, well, well, she has a new fella with her,” someone mentioned.

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Breakfast near LAX

(Facebook repost & update)

Flying in or out of Los Angeles?  Well, the Eagle got me hip to this spot near the airport called The Coffee Company.  I tried their Waffle of which was fine, but soon learned about their french toast of which I had to try.  However, for some reason when we returned, I forgot to get the french toast and ordered the waffle <frustrated sigh>.  Every time I walk out of this place and look over to another persons plate I say to myself, “DAGGIT, I was suppose to try the french toast this time!”  And this is when (J) would say, “LOSER” and as I would say, “I SUCK”.

The Coffee Company serves breakfast, lunch and dinner just so you know.  A nice spot!  I absolutely love the hanging flower pots out front.  Reminds me of my mother.  A great spot to hit up when taking someone to or arriving from the airport and in need of some good food.  As always the customer service is great, food arrives quickly and the prices are reasonable.

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“OMG it’s them!”

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CHICKEN & WAFFLES

We’re not here for biscuits and gravy (even though we ordered that).  We’re not even here for eggs and ham.  PEOPLE, we are here for…CHICKEN & WAFFLES!!!

We pull up. “Hey sir, nice ride,” the security guard yells out.

“Thanks!” The Eagle responds back.

We’re at one of my favorite spots for breakfast.   A place I frequent regularly?  Enough I’d say.  So what I’ve learned early on is that you only order what the establishment is known for.  Therefor, when The Eagle asked where did I want to go for waffles, I responded without hesitation…Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles.

As usual we had some small talk with the folks outside.  It’s what we like to do – talk to folks.  Almost making our way to the front door, “Looks like you could use some help,” I tell the man.  He agrees and takes on my offer.  He was trying to take a selfie photo with the restaurants logo.  I smiled with a head nod of approval and continued on.

We finally entered the two-toned, wooden paneled building.  The waitress seated us and we proceeded to read the menu.

Flatware drops on floor “TING, Ting, ting”

WAIT – WHAT?

Read the menu?  I know what I want!

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(looks like an owl <chuckle>)

“Is she actually reading the menu?” A woman yells out.

“Just browsing,” I mumbled.

Do I really need to explain what I ordered people?  Didn’t think so.  Well The Eagle got his regular, the #11, which are giblets with rice, gravy and a biscuit.

Did we enjoy the food?  No time for silly questions.  YES!  And you will too once you go try them out.  As far as I’m concerned, this (B.O.) establishment located in varied parts of Cali offers THE BEST combination of chicken and waffles in town or around.  Their special batter and seasonings are what some of us say, “Is Everything!”

And check this, they’re starting to make their entrees available at grocery stores throughout Southern California.  That’s awesome!

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