So far so good on #LostandHungry! We’re being told to try some fantastic food and you’re taking us to some really interesting places. Places that we’d probably never have even considered if we were exploring L.A. by ourselves. That’s what this tour is all about, using the collective knowledge of the whole community. You don’t even have to be local to get involved… Pick menu items for us, have us eat your favourites and tell us what food cities are best known for!
We’re hitting up some major locations, but also trying our best to head over to individual recommendations and check them out. Two of the foods we were told that we must try in L.A. were Fried Chicken and Waffles and Donuts!
Generally when we’re told where to go we literally have no idea what we’re going to turn up to. We hit up a popular Fried Chicken and Waffle place called Roscoe’s… And it was an experience! It’s not the fanciest building but seriously, you know where it is because there are people everywhere outside of the restaurant. We weren’t sure what was going on until we rocked up to the hostess and were told it was a 25 minute wait to get a table… wow! This place is seriously popular.
The wait gave us a chance to run across the bridge (leaving Jamie to hold our spot) over the freeway to check out an iconic L.A. donut. If you look at the picture below, you probably recognise the HUGE donut, but there’s just one tiny hatch with another big queue! We grabbed a quick recommendation from the cashier and tried them right in the carpark.
These were good doughnuts (donuts, we’re in America, right?). They were light and airy, and the chocolate one was just like a really really good cake… But was it the best donut we’ve ever had?
So here’s the thing… You know we’re always honest with you. Well this puts us in an awkward position because we need to be honest about everything but we’re also conscious that we’re following up on recommendations from you and want to remain polite!
We’re not reviewing restaurants/food vendors, we’re exploring food, and we’re not going to like everything. It’s just not going to happen. It doesn’t mean the food is bad, it doesn’t mean that you’re wrong to like it… It just means that it’s not for us.
So if it’s cool with you, we’d love to tell you our honest opinions on what we eat… And maybe we’ll just add a #NoOffence after!!
ANYWAY, back to donuts and Chicken and Waffles…
So these doughnuts were good but not great. It’s an iconic place and obviously popular, but we’ll keep looking for the best doughnuts out here!
Next up, back to Roscoe’s and another order of whatever the waiter wanted to give us! The restaurant was packed and the atmosphere was great. It was obvious that this place is a favourite that people keep coming back to. The food came and the portions are incredible. The food is hanging off the plate and we LOVE that! (Jamie) 😀
So what Roscoe’s is famous for is Chicken and Waffles. Most tables around us were having it. It’s simple and looks like a real crowd pleaser, but again, honestly, we weren’t 100% sold on it! We’ve never tried whipped butter on waffles (that we also associate with sweet!) and we’ve never had our fried chicken drenched in maple syrup either! Overall we could kind of see how it might work, but this particular chicken and waffle just didn’t cut it for us.
That said, it’s now on our list of things to cook and develop because of this trip! It was well worth having a go.
What do you guys think of chicken and waffles? Should we have tried the dish elsewhere?
And what do you think to our honesty policy? Could we do it any better?