Recently, one of my favorite Columbus bands, the Andy Shaw Band, played a second annual concert/breakfast fest called Wafflepalooza. I missed it last year, but was invited to come by for the 2010 edition.
What is Wafflepalooza, you ask? Essentially, a concert from ASB, plus some kick-ass waffles. They had a whole menu of waffles, all musically-themed, for you to choose from. And they were all very delicious.
The menu included:
Ginger’s Red Hot Chili Pepper Waffle – a cornbread waffle with chili
Elvis Waffle – bananas, peanut butter, bacon, and honey
Plain Jane’s Addiction Waffle – just a plain waffle
Fiona Apple Waffle – baked apples and Denise’s vanilla ice cream (donated by Denise’s)
Vanilla Ice Waffle – Denise’s vanilla ice cream
Rick James Waffle – powdered sugar
Shaw Brothers Waffle – baked apples and powdered sugar
Improv Waffle – build your own!
I got to try Ginger’s Red Hot Chili Pepper Waffle first. It takes the brilliant idea of a cornbread waffle and tops it with homemade chili. One of the hits of the evening. One concert-goer named Robert White who enjoyed this waffle in particular wanted to be quoted on the following: “It’s the best damn thing I ever ate,” and “I’ve just been baptized in corn bread and chili waffle.” There you have it.
The opener was Speak Easy Three out of Buffalo.