Denver's ten best plates of chicken and waffles
Which came first, the chicken or the waffle? There may be a lot of disagreement about how this dish came about, but almost everyone agrees that this unusual combination of sweet and savory is delicious, which is why it's a staple of Southern cuisine. But you don't need to travel to the South to get your fix, because restaurants across Denver serve up great plates of chicken and waffles. Here are the ten best (in no particular order):
Danielle Lirette The Corner Office's chicken and waffles.
10) Vegan Van
Courtesy of Vegan Van.
Keep your eyes out for the Vegan Van, which can be spotted cruising around Denver serving up vegan cuisine -- including a plant-based, cruelty-free version of chicken and waffles that chef Amie Arias dubs "Ludacris." The Denver Seitan Company's wheat meat, Chickenesque, has a starring role, but it's the dose of Great Divide Brewing Company's Double IPA in the waffle and the shot of agave syrup on top that really sweeten the deal.
9) Tangerine, 2777 Iris Avenue, Boulder
Head to Boulder for a modern twist on chicken and waffles at Tangerine, where you can enjoy brunch any day of the week. This version starts with a traditional Belgian waffle, topped with a pan-fried chicken breast scaloppine; it's served with cashew cream and pure maple syrup for a juicy, crunchy treat.
8) D Bar, 1475 East 17th Avenue
If you haven't been to D Bar, you might be surprised to learn that it serves much more than dessert. And on the dinner menu, you'll find a variation of chicken and waffles called the "southernfried Belgian." This dish comes sandwich-style: a fried chicken breast stuffed between a cheesy waffle with tangy honey mustard and sweet potato fries. D-licious.