Originally posted by stevencarry
Hey everyone, most of you seem to be in the midwest,southeast and such.
I thought C & W came from you guys. These people are of southern origin here that make this great dish. I am surprised it's not all over
back there. I guess what i'm saying is 'where did it come from'?
Well, this is what they claim as the origin on the Gladys Knight website:
"The concept of Chicken and Waffles was born in Harlem, New York in the 1930's. Wells restaurant served many celebrities as they hung out in the late night hours. Many of them could not decide if they wanted breakfast or dinner.
Wells gave them both!"
There are also claims that this combo has been a Pennsylvania Dutch staple for much longer. Proof is here: