First things first; I apologize for not updating the site and for the lack of videos lately. I made the trek from Kansas City to Connecticut and spent a month helping Bear open his new restaurant “Bear’s Smokehouse Barbecue”. It provided Bear, myself, our mom and dad, and Bear’s wife and kids with long 16 to 18 hour days. Trust me when I say that it is the best barbecue in Connecticut and was worth working for. Enough with the shilling (there will be plenty more of that in future posts 😆 ) on to the story!
Every time I visit my hometown of Los Angeles (Redondo Beach to be exact) there are a few restaurants I ALWAYS go to. The Astro Burger in Hollywood, Pink’s Hot Dog’s, Fat Sal’s (a new favorite), The Beanery in Santa Monica, and Roscoe’s House Of Chicken and Waffles!
A brief history of Roscoe’s House Of Chicken and Waffles:
Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles is a Hollywood, California-based soul food restaurant chain founded by Herb Hudson, a Harlem native, in 1975. It is best known, as the name states, for serving chicken and waffles, both together and separately, although they do offer more traditional menu items as well.
Soon after it was opened, Hudson had friends in Motown and television such as Natalie Cole who would spread the word to other celebrities; Redd Foxx would tell his audience that he went there. The Los Angeles Times refers to Roscoe’s as “such an L.A. institution that people don’t even question the strange combo anymore.” The New York Times refers to it as a “beloved soul food chain”. The original location in Hollywood remains popular with celebrities.
“The Bear” loves Roscoe’s too! He loves it so much he ate everything on their menu (sans the gizzards….Jamie hates gizzards) If you ever take a vacation to the left coast, more specifically Los Angeles, you owe it to yourself to stop by this iconic restaurant. The folks at Roscoe’s House Of Chicken and Waffles are great and the food is great as well. Be sure to tell them “The Bear” sent you!. We hope you enjoy the video.
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