Combining breakfast and dinner often confuses chefs, resulting in waffles shaped like T-bones and spaghetti noodles served in bowls with milk. Enjoy breakfast-dinner hybrids at any hour with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Southern soul food at Gussie's Chicken and Waffles.
Michele Wilson, Gussie's Chicken and Waffles' owner, executive chef, and the host of online cooking series Real Food for the Soul, culls inspiration from the country kitchen of her grandmother to stuff bellies with from-scratch Southern staples. Three crispy chicken wings land on the Fillmore Classic's original waffle and two-egg terrain, dusted with sweet-cream whipped butter and brown-sugar syrup ($10.79, $2 for an additional waffle), great for sating appetites and practicing synchronized chewing routines. Adventurous tines sink into Gussie's signature sweet-potato waffles, infused with brown sugar and spices ($9.79, $2 to add two pieces of fried chicken), and vegan cornbread shepherds the vegetarian plate's herd of greens, black-eyed peas, beans, rice, and home fries ($10.49) into awaiting mouth caverns. Occasional live musicians and DJs accompany servers' soprano performances of daily specials at Gussie's, nestled in the historical Fillmore jazz district.
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.
1521 Eddy St.
San Francisco, California 94115