Thursday, January 24, 2013

Chicken and Waffles at Marvin

Inspired by Marvin Gaye, bringing together his roots from down South with his brief, but beloved, stay in Belgium, Marvin in DC offers a wide array of all kinds of comfort foods, from Mussels & Frites and Housemade Pate to Shrimp & Grits and Fried Oysters.

And while everything on the menu is a foodie's dream come true, I'm here today to talk to you about one shining star in particular:  Country Fried Chicken and Waffles.

Now I know, I know - Chicken and Waffles?!  I was a skeptic at first, too.  But trust me, there is something magical about this combination, and Marvin nails it.  Served atop collard greens with a small, light gravy, the crispy fried chicken is cooked to tender perfection.

Add just a touch of syrup, and dig in!

So please, take my advice, and head on over to Marvin, pay tribute to the Prince of Motown, and feast on some Southern comfort decadence.  Don't worry, you can thank me later...