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Fried Chicken and Waffles in San Francisco

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I was recently talking to a friend about what my last meal would be (you should smell a future post coming). You might be surprised to know that as the main course it would be fried chicken. I love fried chicken. But I have to tell you that it is not something that I eat often. Maybe only two-to-three times a year. Two reasons: it is not healthy and I am easily disappointed in the quality of bad fried chicken.

Little Skillet San Francisco

However several of my colleagues at work have been trying to get me to try a place close to one of our offices (and therefore accessible by a company shuttle) where they are touted to serve a not-to-be-missed fried chicken. After several missed tries, this past Friday on a gloriously sunny day in San Francisco I headed to the Little Skillet for their famous chicken and waffles lunch.

As it says on their website, “Little Skillet is the lovable offshoot of San Francisco’s soul food pioneers Framer Brown (it’s mama restaurant). It’s good old-fashioned Southern soul food with quality organic ingredients, hey it is San Francisco, so we are a little granola, even when it comes to our fried chicken!

It is located in a teeny tiny alley. You order your food out of this window:

Little Skillet Window

From this menu (to really see it, check it on on their site) with the perfect amount of uncomplicated choices.

I ordered the traditional chicken and waffles (but want to try the fried chicken po’boy next time). I also ordered a sweet tea which was heavenly on a hot day.

Little Skillet San Francisco

When my order came up, I sat here (in the sun) the only place available to eat:

Little Skillet Seating

Where I promptly devoured the entire box!

It was pretty tasty, could have been a little more seasoned (or spicier) but it was really, really good. The waffle, dusted with powdered sugar was also well made. I am not big on syrup – I am one of the people who barely put any on her pancakes (as opposed to Mr. Misadventures who drenches it!) – so I wasn’t interested in it much. I tried it, it tasted a little too cinnamon-y, but it is hard to judge as I said I am not a huge fan of it in the first place.

One of the most important factors about this meal is that it wasn’t greasy at all. After eating it and for the rest of the day I felt good. The ingredients are good, you can tell the oil is good, it is made with care and you don’t feel sick after. That is a good sign and I will be back again. Now that I have been there and I know how convenient it is to get there…I may be in trouble!

How about you? Are you a fan of fried chicken? Where have you had your best fried chicken experience?

Next up for my friend chicken adventures: Bake Sale Betty!

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