I’m a big chicken and waffles guy, like I get this weird kind of excited every time I hear chicken and waffles in the same sentence. I mean, chicken meets waffle is like this classic controversial love story that not even The Shape of Water can beat. What’s crazy to me is that it is for sure a thing now, so how can people still question the legitimacy of a relationship so pure? If you’ve never had chicken and waffles, please change that. Taste true love.
While I’m always rooting for chicken and waffles, I do think that it’s a dish that HAS to be done really really well. Dry chicken and a shitty waffle is a recipe for deep, deep disappointment. It is fucking bullshit when a brunch place puts chicken and waffles on the menu and then absolutely disrespects it. My advice? Never order the C&W unless the place is known for it. And Sweet Chick? Oh, Sweet Chick is known for it.
There’s a weekday menu and a weekend menu, and I’ve had the pleasure of trying both. From the weekend menu:
- Chicken and Waffles
- Chicken and Waffles with sticky bun (extra $3)
- Eggs Benny
From the weekday menu:
- Ricotta Pancakes
- Chicken and Waffle Sandwich
Chicken and Waffles
Let’s start with the chicken. God, it was fucking good. The skin was so crunchy and the meat was so moist, and it was perfectly seasoned all the way through. I actually had to go and pick up some fried chicken last night when I was drafting this part of the review because I got instant cravings just thinking about it. The waffles however, I’m not really a fan of. They weren’t bad by any means, they were just Belgian waffles, and I’d much rather have the denser, flatter, high-quality-eggo type waffles they make at Roscoe’s. The sticky bun waffles weren’t worth the extra $3 either. A plate of the C&W is actually quite a lot of food. I’d recommend getting one order + another entree to share.
I don’t think I would have ever tried the eggs benedict if my friends hadn’t ordered it, but I’m really glad they did. If you aren’t feeling fried chicken in the morning, this is the first thing I’d order. It’s a pile of shredded smoked chicken and smoked ham. Plus they come with some amazing home fries.
Ricotta Pancakes (weekday)
These were probably the best pancakes I’ve had in recent years. They were so fluffy and delicious. Usually I get tired of pancakes once I’m done with half the stack, but I probably could have put away another order of these.
Chicken and Waffle Sandwich (weekday)
This is a pretty good option when you don’t think you can put down an entire plate of the chicken and waffles. That being said, they use a bigger piece of breast meat for this one so it tends to be a little drier than the chicken you get with the plate. I haven’t tried it yet, but I suspect the catfish sandwich is a better than this one.
Wasn’t bad, but wasn’t anything special either. Waiters were nice, but busy. One thing I wasn’t a fan of is the way they set their water glasses with the rims down. I know how gross the towels used to wipe tables get, and knowing that that gets on the rim of my water glass gives me the heebie jeebies. Oh and, be aware that the wait during peak hours the wait is usually sometime between 1-2hrs. If you’re planning on going for brunch, you can put your name down on Yelp before you head over to the Bedford area.
Sweet chick is located in the heart of Bedford area. Definitely an area with good weekend brunch vibes. Inside, there’s plenty of southern charm and they’ve played great music both times I was there.