Thursday August 24th is National Waffle Day
Ah, the waffle. For me most of my waffle moments have happened at the Waffle House. First with my husband on Sunday mornings, now with my 17-year-old son on Sunday mornings, just in a different town. This is the wonderful thing about The Waffle House—it's ubiquity. Sure there was the Egg-o Frozen Waffle phase when the kids were little, but that has passed. Belgian waffles had my heart for a bit, with the arrival of a waffle food truck at the Nashville Farmers' Market about 5 years ago—they were a thing of beauty. But as quickly as the truck appeared it disappeared. That was all before the chicken and waffle craze, which is honestly my least favorite waffle iteration. I'm a sweets girl and love waffles for breakfast with pecans, butter and real maple syrup. Nonetheless I feel that my best waffle phase may be yet to come. I have been eyeing my mom's 1950's waffle iron that is sitting in a closet. Think it's time for that puppy to come out.
In the meantime, here are a few waffle stats, four great waffle picks from around town and a waffle recipe from BLVD Nasvhille.
Consider this, According to a NationalToday.com Waffle Day Survey:
- 8 in 10 Americans love waffles.
- Americans over 65 love waffles more than any other age group—89% say they reign supreme.
- 80% of women like waffles, while only 69% of men say the same.
AMERICA’S TOP WAFFLE LOVING REGIONS
#1: South (81%)
#2: Midwest (78%)
#3: West (72%)
#4: East (69%)
Americano – Americano takes the classic chicken and waffles on another level with their crispy yet tender fried chicken (spicy or mild), peach compote, spiced honey and pork belly. Come to Nashville for the music, stay for this waffle.
Saint Anejo - Calling all chocolate lovers! These dark chocolate waffles come out fresh and warm with a strawberry crema drizzle, topped with sweet cinnamon whipped cream!
The Soda Parlor – Let’s be real. Waffles can be enjoyed as a breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even as dessert! The Soda Parlor serves up waffle sundaes with a hot fresh waffle, Mike’s Pralines & Cream Ice Cream, Biscoff Cookie Butter, pecans, caramel syrup, and topped off with whipped cream.
Fort Louise – If you’re seeking a savory twist on the traditional breakfast staple, look no further than newly opened Fort Louise, located in Nashville’s Inglewood neighborhood offers a savory, gluten-free hash brown waffle that swaps the standard waffle batter for shredded and steamed potatoes, mixed with chopped bacon, gruyere cheese and scallions. The mixture is cooked on a waffle iron to create a crisp exterior and fluffy center, and then topped with poached eggs and a citrusy hollandaise sauce.