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Bruxie’s Kickin’ Kimchi Ramen Waffle Has Upgraded The Chicken Sandwich

There’s not much else better in life than a delicious, crispy, golden fried chicken sandwich. I mean, what’s there to hate about a juicy fried chicken sandwiched between tasty buns?

Is there even a way to upgrade a dish that’s already pretty much perfect?

Well, that’s what the mad geniuses at Bruxie have done. They’ve concocted a delectable Kickin’ Kimchi Ramen Waffle that they’re using as buns for a fried chicken sandwich, and it’s available only at FOODBEAST’s AYCE Asian food Festival NOODS NOODS NOODS presented by Original Cup Noodles on Saturday, January 27, in Santa Ana, CA!

This crazy cheesy waffle is made of their famous waffle batter, garlic chili hot sauce, green onion, pork belly, cheddar cheese, and ramen noodles… and it’s all topped off with their Kickin’ Chicken and smothered with a cheesy kimchi sauce.

It really doesn’t get much better than that.

Get your tickets to NOODS NOODS NOODS now to nab this and many more exclusive noodle-inspired dishes.

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This Cheesy Chicken-Stuffed Waffle Cone Is Going To Crush Appetites At Oozefest

If you love chicken and waffles, then get ready for Bruxie’s latest creation. By now, we’ve seen Bruxie work its magic when creating limited-time menu items that instantly become fan favorites.

With that in mind, Bruxie is about to deliver a never-before-seen savory treat to feed the cheese-hungry crowds at FOODBEAST’s third annual ALL YOU CAN CONSUME beer and cheese festival, on Saturday, Oct. 14.

The Kickn’ Chick N’ Cheesy Waffle Cone is just as delicious as it is photogenic. Here’s the deets: A savory waffle cone, stuffed with Bruxie’s spicy fried chicken tenders, and topped with spicy buffalo cheese. So, grab some tickets, and get in line. Currently, this cheesy, crispy chicken-stuffed cone will only be available at OOZEFEST this Saturday.

This year’s OOZEFEST is shaping up to be the cheesiest one yet and will be going down at the MainPlace Mall in Santa Ana, Saturday Oct. 14. For more information on vendors, or to purchase tickets please visit www.oozefestival.com.

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We Can’t Unsee These Glorious Loaded Fried Chicken Finger Fries

If you love loaded fries, you’ll want to head to Bruxie, one of Southern California’s premier spots for fried chicken and waffle sandwiches, as soon as you can.

Bruxie has always excelled as the purveyor of ultra-savory fried chicken sandwiches, but now they’re stepping outside of their own shadow, and showing off some architectural skills with their newest limited-time menu item.   

Behold, The Motherload! Bruxie’s cheesy, loaded tenders stacked with double-dipped chicken tenders on a bed of golden waffle fries, smothered in their signature spicy buffalo sauce, shredded cheddar cheese, diced tomatoes and avocado.  

That’s not all – this behemoth also boasts pepperoncinis, crispy onion straws, and is complete with a sunny-side up egg. Because Bruxie knows exactly how we like it.

This mouthwatering extravaganza of flavors is only available for a limited time, so grab a fork and some friends and head to Bruxie to try The Motherload while you can!

If you love Bruxie’s delicious fried chicken and waffles as much as we do, you already know there might be a wait. We’ll see you there.

Photos by Peter Pham


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Bruxie’s MEAT STREET Exclusive Is A Leg Up On Traditional Mac ‘N Cheese

Bruxie: The Original Fried Chicken & Waffle Sandwich is no stranger to innovation or stepping outside the box when it comes to inspiration. For the last few months, Bruxie has been introduced exclusive items like the Fried Chicken Cubano and the Mardi Gras-inspired Fried Chicken Po’ Boy — each served on Bruxie’s traditional crispy waffle bun. So it comes as no surprise that Bruxie is premiering a completely brand new recipe exclusively for FOODBEAST’s upcoming meat festival, Meat Street Presented by the Makers of SPAM Brand at Main Place Mall. And it’s like nothing they’ve done before!

Get your forks ready for Bruxie’s Angry Mac ‘N Cheese. A three cheese blend of parmesan, cheddar, and Bruxie cheese sauce, with a giant, golden brown, spicy fried chicken drumstick, marinated in Spicy Bruxie Sauce plunged right into the center. It’s then drizzled with buffalo sauce and topped off with chunks of smokey applewood bacon. If you love spicy and savory, be sure to get in line for this MEAT STREET exclusive.

Leave it to one of Southern California’s most well-known chicken and waffle spots to totally flip the script on what we should expect from them moving forward. Thanks for constantly keeping us on our toes, Bruxie.

MEAT STREET is going down Saturday April 22, at the Santa Ana MainPlace Mall. For more event information or tickets please visit www.eatmeatstreet.com.

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Watch This Restaurant Turn Fried Chicken & Waffles Into A Cubano Sandwich


It’s easy to see why the Cubano sandwich trend has began to proliferate, branching out from its roots on the East Coast. If you think about it, the Cubano is probably one of the simplest sandwiches ever made, yet its simplicity is sparking culinary intrigue across the country —  and everyone is beginning to notice something special about the Cubano.

Having originated in Florida, the Cubano is traditionally made with roasted pork, ham, pickles, Swiss cheese, yellow mustard and lightly toasted on a panini grill. Its adaptations can certainly vary when it comes to specific ingredients, but all share the same no-frills approach to making an unforgettable and deliciously savory, melt-in-your-mouth creation.

This April, Bruxie, the fried chicken and waffle sandwich chain, will also be sharing their own Cubano concept.

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Behold: the Bruxie Fried Chicken & Waffle Cubano Sandwich.

Made with shaved ham, Bruxie’s house-made honey-mustard, thinly sliced pickles, and of course their crispy, golden brown fried chicken, all served between two savory waffle buns, this is something that might actually be better than Spring Break.

If you’re looking to experience the traditional taste of the Cubano with a twist from Bruxie Gourmet Waffle Sandwiches, you’d better hurry. Like Spring Break, Bruxie’s Cubano Sandwich won’t be here forever (even though we all wish it would).

The Bruxie Cubano sandwich will be available from April 5 – 25.

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Bruxie’s New Fried Chicken Seoul Mate is Your Ticket to Sandwich Heaven

One of the greatest food quests we all have is to find the perfect sandwich, one that has everything we ever want in it, but meshes it all together so perfectly into a true orchestra of flavor, texture, spice, and deliciousness.

Folks, that quest is over. We’ve officially discovered that perfect sandwich, and it is a true masterpiece.

Everyone in SoCal knows Bruxie to be a craft factory in terms of fried chicken and waffle sandwiches. Every one that they put on the menu is the perfect blend of crunchy chicken and light, airy waffle.

This new sandwich that they’ve unveiled for Noods Noods Noods — Foodbeast’s very own noodle-based food festival presented by Cup Noodles in Downtown Santa Ana — takes sandwich making to a whole new level. This new creation, called the Fried Chicken Seoul Mate, has a perfect blend of ingredients to make it the world’s greatest sandwich.

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This sandwich starts off with a spicy fried chicken thigh and Bruxie’s signature crisp waffle. What’s added on afterward just builds into sheer awesomeness. Smoky, rich pulled pork melded with a creamy, spice queso and mixed with ramen — basically, an epic fusion spin on pulled pork macaroni and cheese. Spring onions are also added for that perfectly aromatic note to cut through all the richness.

If that wasn’t enough, the sandwich also comes with a generous helping of kimchi, and the perfectly acidic component to add to the crunchy fried chicken, creamy ramen, and crisp waffle.

This God-sent sandwich will only be available in the VIP section of the Noods Noods Noods Festival this coming Saturday, January 14th. The festival is going on from 12 pm – 11 pm at the eSports Arena in Downtown Santa Ana, with two VIP sessions available from 1-4 and from 5-8. Make sure to get your VIP tickets ASAP (and use the code “FIVE” for $5 off of your VIP ticket purchase) so that you can come experience this once-in-a-lifetime sandwich for yourself.

We guarantee that after a bite, you’ll be in sandwich heaven.

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Your Complete Guide To OOZEFEST 2016, The Cheesiest Festival Ever

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Just when you thought things couldn’t get any cheesier, the sequel to Oozefest is upon us, as over 50 of southern California’s prominent restaurants and breweries are gathering in Santa Ana to celebrate all things cheese.

Last year’s event was pretty epic, featuring oozing goodness such as Mozzarella Bun Burgers, cheesy cotton candy and even the world’s tallest grilled cheese stack.

This year’s festival will look to surpass last year’s hype, and if you look at the scheduled line-up, it will absolutely do so.

Oozefest is quickly becoming the premier go-to food festival for cheese lovers, as last year proved that the event could bring out the best in So Cal chefs, asking them to think outside the box, and provide a food experience that cannot be found anywhere else, including their own restaurants.

With that said, it’s time to get your taste buds excited, as this is the cheesy goodness you’ll have to look forward to at Oozefest Pt. 2.

NOTE: This covers a majority of our vendors, but some are choosing to debut an item at the festival. Vendors also subject to last minute changes. Check which vendors are on which day on Oozefestival.com


Grits Fullerton: Grits Grilled Cheese

Grilled cheese at a cheese festival is a given, and Grits is coming in strong, stuffing it with bacon, jalapeno grits, jam, cheddar and port salut, all between sourdough bread.


SideDoor 5Crowns: Lamb Cheesesteak Sandwich

Side Door’s lamb cheesesteak is as dope as it sounds. Stuffed with lamb meat and topped with veggies, this cheesesteak is then smothered in a cheese sauce that’ll have you drooling.


Slater’s 50/50: Vampire Dip

Slater’s has built its reputation on crazy burgers, but they’re taking a step back from their forte and whipping out a dope artichoke dip, instead. This thing is going to be loaded with garlic, so this would be the perfect time to check if your date is secretly a vampire.


Elbows Mac and Cheese: QueSo Caliente Mac n Cheese

Mac & cheese is Elbows’ specialty, and they’re rolling into Oozefest with something special. Their macaroni will be mixed with ghost pepper, provolone, and cheddar cheese. Topped with Mexican shredded beef, seasoned taco shell crumbs, guacamole, a tomato and red pepper salsa, sour cream, and house made shredded beef taquitos on the side.


Chapter One: Duck Croquetas

If you’ve never had duck before, you can get your bill wet with Chapter One’s Duck Croquetas. It’s a shredded duck-filled ball that’s breaded and deep fried before getting smothered in lime crème fraîche and queso fresco.


Pour Vida Latin Flavor: Cheeseburger Taco

Cheeseburgers and tacos are perfectly amazing on their own, but put them together and you have magic. With a housemade tortilla, the Cheeseburger Taco comes with shredded cheese, Kobe ground beef, shredded cheese, shredded ice berg lettuce, house made thousand island and a roma tomato.


Puesto Mexican Street Food: Pork Belly and Chorizo Tacos

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How do you upgrade a chorizo taco? Add pork belly, of course. This bad boy has chorizo, seared pork belly, goat cheese, creamy jalapeño salsa, salsa negra, pickled red onions, and microgreens on a blue corn tortilla.


Treatery: Strawberry Cheesecake S’more

 

In the midst of all the festival’s cheese pulls and dripping cheddar, you’re eventually going to want some dessert, and that’s where Treatery is going to come in beautifully. Their s’more is going to consist of strawberries on a graham cracker, with a cream cheese marshmallow sandwiched in.


The kebab Place: Open Face Gyro

The Kebab Place is coming in hot with a beef/lamb mixed gyro, topped with fresh cucumber, roma tomato, tzatziki, house cilantro sauce and crumbled feta.


Slapfish: Lobster Taquitos

Slapfish won the people’s vote at last year’s Oozefest, and this year they’re coming back with lobster taquitos filled with pure Maine lobster, cheddar cheese, creamy clam chowder and their signature Slapfish hot sauce.


Green2Go Brea: Gluten and Egg Free Mac & Cheese

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After loading up on all the fried food, you’ll probably want to invest your body in something a bit healthier, and that’s where Green2Go will help you out. While their mac & cheese is mixed with delicious candied bacon and maple bacon Kettle chips, you’ll be happy to know that it’s egg-free and has zero gluten.


Infinity Sauce: Jalapeno Boats

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Infinity Sauce’s Jalapeno Boats will have a cream cheese base, infused with Infinity’s chipotle hot sauce, topped with chorizo, then layered with melted cheddar cheese. The Infinity fun doesn’t stop there, as they’ll also be creating a giant hot sauce tower.


Surfas Culinary District: Wolf Pup Braised Pork Belly with Pomme Aligot

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Surfas’ offering is a mouthful to say, but totally worth putting in your mouth. An IPA Braised pork belly, raclette and 2-year-Australian cheddar blended Aligot with parsley citrus salad.


Sit Low Pho: Jalapeno Ham and Cheese Egg Roll

These aren’t your typical egg rolls, as Sit Low Pho is adding some spice to them, and keeping the cheese pulls at a maximum level. Stuffed with cream cheese, mozzarella, and ricotta, you’re definitely going to have fun with this stretchy cheese sensation.


Shuck Oyster Bar: Yakitory Style Shrimp Balls

Shuck is putting together a shrimp and beef meatball skewer that’s covered in cheddar cheese sauce. With three per skewer, you better come hungry and ready to control that dripping cheese.


The Iron Press: Chicken Mac & Cheese Waffle

Walking into Oozefest with some serious waffle swag, The Iron Press is grilling waffles with mac & cheese, chicken, and bacon all hiding within its fluffy squares.


Urbana Anaheim: Choriquezo Doblatida

Urbana’s Choriquezo is almost like a mini quesadilla, stuffed with chorizo and Oaxaca cheese. They top it with a tangy habanero salsa and some crema, giving you a delicious little taste of Mexico with every bite.


Citizen Kitchen: Caciocavallo Impiccato

When a dish is hard to pronounce, you know it’s good. Citizen Kitchen’s hanging Caciocavallo is spread on a white truffle-yeast donut (not cake donut, so it’s more like bread than a sweet donut). Then it’s topped with sliced Granny Smith Apples, house dried oregano and white truffle oil. The videos circulating online from various Oozefest previews have been receiving hundreds of thousands of views:


Cafe Calacas: Queso Fundido Chorizo Brioche Donut

What’s in a name? In this case, everything. This buttery brioche donut is going to be smothered in a Mexican favorite called queso fundido, which is an oozing melted cheese, sort of like a raclette.


Sgt Pepperoni’s Pizza Store: Balls Deep

Sgt. Pepperoni is going balls deep with a cheese-stuffed meatball that’s covered in a deep fried cheese-dough dome. A side of marinara lets you dip your balls, and get a cheesy sensation like no other.


Chomp Eatery: Unicorn Grilled Cheese

The Unicorn Grilled Cheese is a colorful mix of four cheeses that looks like someone melted a rainbow and smashed it in between a couple slices of bread. Get your camera phone ready, because this one has “Instagram likes” written all over it.

 


Nacho Nation: Los Angeles Pizza Nachos

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What’s a cheese festival without nachos? Nacho Nation is going to hook you up with their Los Angeles Pizza Nachos. These aren’t your standard, run of the mill, 6-year-old’s birthday party kind of nachos, these consist of fresh corn tortilla chips, spicy marinara sauce, shredded mozarella cheese, sliced pepperoni, beef chorizo, black olives, oregano, and a ranch & marinara sauce drizzled over top.


Bruxie: B.A.M.F.

Bruxie is a OG in the Orange County waffle scene and they’ll be at Oozefest, offering another crazy creation. Their B.A.M.F. lives up to its name as the waffle will be topped with fried chicken, cheese and their buffalo sauce.


TLT Food: Blue Crab Grilled Cheese

TLT is strolling through their famous Blue Crab Grilled Cheese. Yes, it’s the same TLT that won season two of the Great Food Truck Race and their grilled cheese consists of Blue Crab, a special cheese Blend, scallions, jalapeños, sambal, on grilled sourdough.


VIP Beer Vendors

Modern Times Brewery: Oneida Pale, and Fruitland Gose
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Good Beer Co + FOODBEAST Collab: Santa Ana Saison With Cranberry and Orange Zest

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Reverend Nat Cider: Sour Cherry Cider, and Revival Cider

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4 Sons Brewing Co: Cinnamon Raisin Belgian Quad
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Laguna Beach Beer Co: Greeters Pale Ale, and Canyon Road Red Ale
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Unsung Brewing Co: An Amber Lager with Cacao Nibs
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Acoustic Ales: Shake Your Money Maker Brown Ale, and Ginger Mule
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Saint Archer Brewing: Mosaic DIPA

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Notable Marketplace Vendors

While the VIP restaurants above are going to be lit, the Marketplace is going to be just as loaded with pretty crazy pay-as-you-go food options.

 

Kogi BBQ: Kimchi Grilled Cheese

The legendary food truck that fused Korean and Mexican food, will be making a special appearance in the Oozefest Marketplace, slinging a Kimchi Grilled Cheese Sandwich. If you’ve never had a chance to try the Godfather of food trucks, here’s your shot.


The Naughty Churro: Pizza Churro

The Naughty Churro is definitely Rookie of the Year in the festival scene, making serious noise at the 626 Market with a colorful cotton candy churro ice cream sandwich and churro chicken sandwich. Now he’s making noise with a pizza stuffed churro that already has social media buzzing.


Mess Hall Canteen: Pulled Pork Mac & Cheese Sandwich

This monstrous grilled cheese will be stuffed with not just mac & cheese, but pulled pork mac & cheese. This thing has some serious girth, and if you’re planning to take a picture of it, you better clear out some space on your phone for this massive sandwich.


All Flavor, No Grease: Extra Cheesy Quesadilla

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This is really a treat for Oozefest-goers, as the famous Watts quesadilla spot is leaving its Los Angeles post for the first time and slanging its colossal quesadillas at this festival.

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Bruxie’s ‘BAMF’ Sandwich Is Stuffed With Mac & Cheese And Fried Chicken

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Bruxie has been killing the waffle game for years with dishes such as waffle fried chicken sandwiches and fried chicken poutine. So it should come as no surprise that at this fall’s most anticipated food festival, Bruxie is coming strong with a BAMF sandwich.

That’s right, a Buffalo and Mac n’ Cheese Fried Chicken Sandwich is going to be featured at Oozefest in Santa Ana, California, and it looks as crazy as it sounds.

Bruxie is melting a cheddar and Swiss cheese blend on top of their signature waffle, and that’s just the start of this thing. After that cheese has filled the waffle’s orifices, they slap on some bacon mac & cheese inside. All that is just setting up the foundation for their fried chicken breast, which is topped with pepperoncinis and smothered in a buffalo cheese sauce.

That’s a lot of muthaf***ing cheese, and it’s perfect for the cheese lovers invading Oozefest this October 15 and 16.

VIP tickets are still available, which allow you to try this and many more cheesy foods in the all you can eat and drink section of the festival.