Combining breakfast and dinner ingredients can confuse amateur chefs, resulting in waffles shaped like T-bones and spaghetti noodles served in bowls with milk. Enjoy a proper breakfast-dinner hybrid with this Groupon.
$10 for $20 Worth of Southern Soul Food
Meals can begin with a cup of Louisiana shrimp chowder ($4.99), biscuits with bacon country gravy ($3) or catfish sliders ($8.49), before progressing to chicken-and-waffle combos such as the Uptown special, with one Southern-fried chicken breast and one original waffle ($9.29) or red velvet waffles with cream cheese butter ($9.79). Patrons looking to sample a little of everything can opt for the lunch buffet ($12, Tues.-Fri. from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.), or the Flash Back Friday buffet ($10, plus a 2-drink minimum, Fri. 7 p.m-11 p.m.)
Gussie's Chicken and Waffles
Executive chef Michele Wilson brings the South to the West Coast by cooking up chicken, waffles, and soul-food from recipes passed down by her grandmother, Gussie. The host of Radio One's Real Food for the Soul, Wilson has owned and operated three Oakland restaurants, and wields her wealth of delicious experience to craft a menu that also includes vegetarian dishes, vegan items, and free-grazing, untamed okra. Fueled by fried catfish, sweet-potato waffles, and gumbo, guests tap toes to the live music that fills the warmly hued dining room on many nights.