So “chicken and waffles” is a product of the American south, right? Fried chicken, maybe with a bit of a kick in the breading, served alongside waffles and syrup.
Well, there’s a totally different idea of chicken and waffles out there. Dangerkat Waffles is a place that fills up its waffles with lots of different fillings, folds ’em like tacos, and off you go with a really messy — but fun — meal. No way can a waffle this large be called a “snack.”
I went with the Thai Chicken — the waffle is filled with shredded chicken, cherry tomatoes, crunchy noodles and a generous helping of green onions. It’s all covered in a sticky sweet-and-spicy chili sauce that gives you an Asian take on the Nashville heat and syrup you’d get from traditional chicken and waffles. The heat is not overpowering, though.
There’s a patio table outside in the alley, as there are no seats in this takeaway spot. There is no way you’re going to keep this all together. Seagulls await the items that will drop from your over-stuffed waffle (wait, do seagulls eat chicken?). Sauce will get in between your fingers. You will find bits of green onion on your shirt an hour later. Really, if you can bring a bib along, it’s not a bad idea.