Friday, March 4, 2011

The Waffle've been meaning to check out The Waffle for quite some time now and I finally had the opportunity to check it out.  It was a typically beautiful day in Los Angeles in March -- 75, sunny, altogether perfect.  My friends Kate and Mike picked me up and we rode over to the restaurant in Hollywood.

The decor is bright, using yellows and oranges, but not too bright.  The restaurant has lots of natural light and appeared to be two floors.  Kate mentioned that the restaurant gets pretty busy on the weekends, so we were avoiding the crowds by visiting on a Friday.  We had no wait, and were promptly seated at a booth.  The waitstaff was immediately helpful as Mike and I ordered mimosas for ourselves.  Don't judge -- we were celebrating my birthday!  That's right, another birthday has already rolled around.  This is the third birthday I'm celebrating with this blog; it is crazy to think that time has passed that quickly.  In the past my birthdays have spanned Madrid, Boston/Costa Rica (same birthday!) and last year's birthmonth celebrations in New York and Los Angeles.  This year I have a trip planned... but more on that after I take the trip!

Back to The Waffle.  I asked our waiter if the Gluten Free waffle could be paired with any of the flavors like the red velvet, sticky bun, or chocolate chip.  I was really hoping that he would acquiesce to my request for the chocolate chip.  It was my lucky day (my birthday, I guess!) because he said that it was no problem to make the Gluten Free waffle with the chocolate chip flavoring.  I had a little bit of doubt after I heard Mike and Kate's orders, but I decided to go the distance and stick with my chocolate chip order.

I was not disappointed!  The waffle was absolutely amazing -- I couldn't even tell it was gluten free.  At all.  This is big, boys and girls.  I haven't had a gluten free waffle in years (much less a waffle, needless to say) and I was so surprised by how much this tastes like the waffles of my youth.  I am now officially in love with The Waffle and will definitely visit more frequently to check out the other flavors.  I was initially embarrassed to clean my plate in front of Kate but don't worry, I didn't let that stop me because I knew you readers would want my full evaluation.  She's my health guru and helped me during the training for my marathon, so I always try and eat healthy around her.  Of course it is just an act but I like to keep appearances up.  The plate in the picture above looks a bit lonely but don't worry, it had a plate with bacon and eggs alongside it!

Big thanks to Mike and Kate for kicking off my birthday celebration this year!

Do you love it or do you love it?
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The Waffle
6255 W. Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028 (Map)


Natara said...

I ate there a while back, also for a birthday. Unfortunately, I got some cross-contamination, because I was flat out for about a week. I'm glad to hear you had a good experience, though.

Stef said...

The one time I tried to go to The Waffle, they didn't have any gluten free batter. This was like a year ago though, so maybe they carry it regularly now?

Anonymous said...

I've been there for the GF waffle several times. They don't always have it available so you might show up only to find them out of it. Aside from that, I really liked it. Kind of pricey place, though.

Cook said...

S love it! Sounds and looks delicious! And of course, I am thrilled that you have kicked off b-day celebrations! Think of glueten free places you want to explore when Jenna and I are in LA! WOO!!!!

Kevin said...

Do you know if the waffle was cooked in a dedicated GF waffle Iron?

Stephen said...

@Kevin -- I'm not sure.

laura said...

I *just* called to check. The GF waffles are NOT cooked in a dedicated GF waffle iron. Have you ever seen a waffle iron in a commercial kitchen? Cross contamination city people. It's no surprise one of the other posters got sick. Too bad, I was looking forward to a waffle. I don't love it:-(

Chris said...

I'll definitely be trying this. I'm in need of a good waffle :)