Off the Beaten Plate: Chicken and Waffles at the Burger Stand

Chicken and Waffles, a Tuesday special at the Burger Stand, 803 Massachusetts St.

Chicken and Waffles, a Tuesday special at the Burger Stand, 803 Massachusetts St.


Chicken and Waffles, a Tuesday special at the Burger Stand, 803 Massachusetts St.

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This take on chicken and waffles isn’t the bone-in norm of soul food restaurants, but Burger Stand’s version of the sweet/savory combo is, without question, easier to eat. Battered and fried chicken fingers top a crispy round waffle, the whole shebang drizzled with maple syrup. Sound good? Be sure to hit the Stand on “Chicken Tuesday” — the one day a week the Chicken and Waffles are on the menu.

Where to get it: The Burger Stand at the Casbah, 803 Massachusetts St. Tuesdays only.

What you’ll pay: $8.99

Try it with: Roasted marshmallow sauce for the waffle and honey mustard for the chicken. That’s only if the syrup’s not sweet enough for you already.

Also on the menu: Kobe beef and other burgers with names like Smoke (with applewood smoked bacon, gouda cheese and chipotle-cocoa ketchup) and Fire (fresh avocado and habanero-cactus jam), Chicago-style hot dogs, fried pickles, poutine and duck fat fries (yep, fried in duck fat). Not a meat-eater? You can have a lentil, black bean, shiitake mushroom or garbanzo bean burger.

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irvan moore 9 years, 7 months ago

i'm in, gonna call and get the tuesday special for take out dinner tonight

tao7 9 years, 7 months ago

I love the Burger Stand's food. But this is really basic looking for this place. $9 seems rather expensive also

Jimmy 9 years, 7 months ago

I was thinking the same thing. Overall, I think Burger Stand's prices are too high.

flloyd 9 years, 7 months ago

Jeez, that looks disgusting. Does it come with a dose of Lipitor and a few tabs of Rolaids?

George_Braziller 9 years, 7 months ago

I agree. I don't eat traditional foods for traditional meals. I'll eat lasagna or pizza for breakfast and then have a salad or vegetable stir-fry for dinner or the other way around. but the idea of waffles and chicken together at any time of the day sounds pretty awful.

Thinking_Out_Loud 9 years, 7 months ago

Chicken and waffles is not a big seller in our neck of the woods, but it is traditional soul food, and much beloved by many of our southern neighbors. Just because it doesn't fit our idea of "traditional" or two foods that should be served together doesn't mean it is wrong. And actually, I prefer mine with gravy rather than maple syrup.

HawkitToEm 9 years, 7 months ago

about the duck fat fries...i've known a couple people who have worked there and they toss the fries in duck fat AFTER they're cooked in regular oil, and they're just frozen fries, they're not that good.

overthemoon 9 years, 7 months ago

After our last trip there with RAW hamburger and no interest from staff in replacing it, we're not going back. Oh. And the undrinkable Bloody Mary. I like spicy but that one was gritty with cayenne. Also no interest from staff to make it right. And the lighting is terrible!

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