What’s better than chicken and waffles? How about chicken and waffles topped with poached eggs and hollandaise sauce a la benedict-style and served with a side of delicious, crispy hashbrowns? Sound amazing? Well, I certainly think so. Which was why I headed to Nelly’s Grill today. They are a casual diner locate on 4th Avenue in Kits with a menu featuring a good variety of breakfast/brunch items, as well as some lunch fare as well. There was only one item on the menu that I just NEEDED to have though: their Fried Chicken Waffle Benny.
Fried Chicken Waffle Benny ($14.50):
This consisted of a generous piece of fried chicken on a small waffle, topped with two poached eggs and hollandaise sauce, and was serve with a side of panfries. I thoroughly enjoyed this dish. The chicken had a great, crispy coating, and although it appears to be white meat, it was still quite tender and juicy. While I did find the meat on its own to be a bit bland, it tasted fine when combine with the coating and hollandaise sauce. The waffle was also tasty: fluffy and slightly chewy, with a really great sweet fragrance. I had requested the yolks of my eggs to be on the medium-firms side, and they came out perfectly: firm on the outside but with a still slightly runny yolk. The hollandaise was thick, creamy and had a terrific tang. I loved the panfries, which were crispy and well-seasoned, possibly one of the best versions that I’ve had so far.
I had high hopes for the Fried Chicken Waffle Benny, and fortunately, I was not disappointed. While I admittedly haven’t tried any of the other items on their menu, I think that the dish alone is worth the trip. The staff were very friendly and attentive, and the prices were pretty reasonable (and they also provide complimentary coffee, and free is always good!). Be sure to check this place out if you’re in the mood for some delicious week-day brunch!