I love good food and I love unique restaurants. The older I get the less I enjoy visiting the big “chain” establishments that are found around the country. A few days ago I got the opportunity to visit an Atlanta, Georgia staple, Gladys Knight and Ron Winans Chicken and Waffles. With two locations in the area, one in Midtown on Peachtree and Stonecrest Mall in Lithonia, I was dying to try this place for a meal.
I had seen this place featured on Man vs. Food show on the Travel Channel and immeaditely wrote down the name to keep on my radar. I had been warned there is always a large wait, but to me, some good things are worth waiting for.
My buddies Ahmar and Jay were in town visiting so I took them to the location in Midtown after picking them up from the airport. We gave our name to the hostess and were told it was about a 30 minute wait. I was surprised but how nice the inside of the restaurant looked with pictures of famous people who had eaten there on the walls and really nice décor.
Following our wait, I glanced through the menu at the table. I was shocked that I could only find one dish that contained both chicken and waffles. It was called the Midnight Train, which had four large fried chicken wings served on top of a buttermilk waffle. It appeared to be there top seller, but just not what I was in the mood for.
I created my own lunch, getting a fried chicken egg omelet and a waffle on the side. The food hit the spot and was exactly what I was wanting. I left very happy and satisfied. I highly recommend this place and is a much better alternative to the Waffle House or even the Majestic. The place stays open until 4 AM on weekends and almost midnight during the week. Just do yourself a favor, and don’t look at the prices before you order, because that is definitely a negative.
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by Vernon Law, Pittsburgh Pirates former pitcher