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America's Best Chicken and Waffles

America's Best Chicken & Waffles: Gussie’s Chicken & Waffles, San Francisco

Ching-Yin Foo

Gussie’s Chicken & Waffles, San Francisco

While some might experiment with seasonings, breading, and brines on their chicken, Gussie’s is famous for fiddling with the waffles. Take your pick among the traditional, sweet potato, banana pecan, vegan buckwheat, cornmeal, and even red velvet. “It comes with cream cheese butter, pecans, and powdered sugar,” explains manager Daniel Wheeler. “Although it’s more of a dessert waffle, people love it with fried chicken.” The chicken, however, couldn’t be simpler—straight from Grandmother Gussie’s recipe. “We hit it with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion, and flour,” says Wheeler. “We put it in the oil and turn up the heat.” gussieschickenandwaffles.org

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