Even the most familiar food has the capability to be transformed into something new, and such is the case at Bruxie Gourmet Waffles. Those golden stacks you pulled from toasters or yanked from waffle irons as a kid, and still eat now, aren't simply layered with syrup and fruit at this outpost in Old Towne Orange. Instead, they're given a more doughy texture and folded into the creviced frame of a sandwich.
The yeast-made Brussels waffle, which isn’t sweet, is the basis for a range of menu items that seem strange at first: Carnitas on a waffle? What could a burger waffle be? Those questions will be answered soon, and probably before you even get your meal: the usually packed patio and fast-moving line should be reason enough to order for yourself.
Try the pastrami sandwich layered with melted Gruyere and pickles, or the waffle with buttermilk fried chicken served with Vermont maple syrup. Fill your table with sides of waffle fries – surprise, surprise – and order thick Wisconsin custard shakes to drink. And while you could be satisfied at this moment, try to make room for dessert. Choices like the s’mores waffle with handmade marshmallow and Belgian chocolate is worth the extra bites. And unlike when you were a kid, it’s all right if your eyes are just a tad bigger than your stomach.