The most common way to experience the Deep South is to find a street magician and hope he pulls a shiny Louisiana state quarter from your ear. Today's Groupon presents another option when there are no illusionists handy: for $7, you get $15 worth of home-style fare at Big Momma’s Chicken and Waffles.
Drawing on the roots of down-home comfort food, Big Momma’s Chicken and Waffles serves up an authentic regional menu centered around its namesake dish. Marrying sweet and savory, the chicken-and-waffles dish gives credence to unsubstantiated rumors that opposites attract, and it combines breakfast and lunch into a meal that makes brunch seem feeble. Minor-league appetites can dine on the four-piece chicken and waffle, featuring southern-fried jumbo wings and a golden waffle ($6.49), and champion sluggers can add an order of wings ($3.99+)—dunked in a choice of six different flavors, ranging from Gustav mild to Katrina hot—to their plates. By serving breakfast from opening until closing, Big Momma’s Chicken and Waffles makes sure customers consume the most important meal of the day, regardless of what time the sundial shows, with heaping plates such as the Momma-licious, a waffle, grits, two eggs, and a choice of bacon or sausage, and toast ($7.99).
A counter with a view of the kitchen gives the neighborhood eatery a retro-diner feel, along with bright red walls and black-and-white-checked stools, the latter of which proffers a recognizable resting place for mislaid rooks and pawns. With kids' meal options ($4.99 each), Big Momma’s Chicken and Waffles welcomes families and pint-sized appetites.