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We thought no one would ever be able to top Macaroni and Cheese Pancakes…oh how wrong we were.
Serious Eats, the geniuses behind waffle creations such as the Pizza Waffle and last week’s Wafalafel just upped their game with the latest addition to their “will it waffle?” series, Macaroni and Cheese Waffles.
Sure, the process is a bit more involved than taking leftovers and waffling them but the end result looks pretty friggin worth it. After some trial and error with simply adding macaroni and cheese to waffle batter, then trying to make a grilled cheese with macaroni and cheese in the middle, the perfect method was achieved.
This time I tried doing for macaroni and cheese what KFC did for the chicken sandwich with their Double Down: replace the bread with the filling.
Can you say GENIUS? Using the macaroni as the bread and filling the slices with some shredded cheese resulted in the ooey-gooey cheesy waffle that creator J. Kenji Lopez-Alt was looking for.
Now that the ultimate waffle has been achieved what the hell else can we waffle?
The whole food mashup thing might finally be going too far. Umami Burger creator Adam Fleischman is about to blow foodie minds once again with a brand new concept, chocolate fried chicken. Of course with a feature dish so unique what else could you name the restaurant other than ChocoChicken? Short, sweet, and straight to the point.
We’re fairly positive some Umami Burger fans will have doubts about this unlikely combination but Fleischman is determined to prove naysayers wrong:
This isn’t mole’, traditional fried chicken, or even chicken just dipped in chocolate. It is a whole new style of fried chicken that you just have to taste to believe. It’s got the ‘crack factor’
If this new chicken’s “crack factor” is anything like Umami’s truffle fries then we’re totally on board. With chocolate fried chicken as an entree the only acceptable sides have to be white chocolate mashed potatoes and house made bacon biscuits, duh. Oh and don’t forget the ChocoKetchup. The restaurant will also feature a full bar with beer and specialty cocktails.
Don’t worry about this chicken being overly sweet Fleischman assures us that the chocolate is actually enhancing the savory factor of the dish. The chocolate fried chicken is described as being very dark on the outside due to the chocolate but that first bite is juicy and unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. In a nutshell, Fleischman says the dish “tastes like happiness”.
ChocoChicken doesn’t have a definite opening date yet but it will occupy the space formerly known as Corkbar.
November officially marks the return of the Thanksgiving Croissant at Momofuku Milk Bar. Think buttery flaky French pastry meets a traditional American Thanksgiving dinner. The croissant is made with celery salt to give it that savory stuffing flavor but it’s what’s inside the pastry where things get even more delicious. Wrapped up in this genius creation lies a surprise of traditional Thanksgiving fixin’s including turkey meat layered with sweet cranberry sauce and creamy gravy. *drool*
This portable holiday dinner is available for $4.50 through the month of November at Momofuku Milk Bar. To get that authentic “I’m so full I can’t even button my pants” Thanksgiving feeling we recommend you stuff your face with at least 4 of these seasonal treats.
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