Friday, January 30, 2015

Waffle-y Nice

Wafels & Dinges adds a sit-down spot to its food truck family


Big news out of Europe: Belgium's got a new king.

Big news out of the East Village: We've got a new Belgian waffle spot.

Are these incidents related? But of course. Wafels & Dinges, the beloved Belgian food truck, timed its new brick-and-mortar café opening with Prince Philippe's accession to the throne.

Yes, you'll still be able to get your barbecue pulled pork waffles, your bacon-and-syrup waffles, and your ice cream-sandwiched waffles. But now you've got somewhere to sit.

The café's doing a few new items, too: a "Wake-up Grumpy" waffle-ized biscuit with egg, bacon, and cheese; a "2nd Street Salmon Wafel" with lemon-dill sour cream, capers, and pickled onions; a "Volkswaffel" with ham, raclette cheese, and scallions...

You get the idea. It's a merde-ton of waffles.

You can, however, slow your waffle roll with an ice cream coupe crammed with spiced spekuloos ice cream, crumbled spekuloos cookies, and caramelized banana — and zero waffles.

That's what we call an un-waffle entry.

(We're here all week, folks. Try the veal. Or the waffles.)

Wafels & Dinges
15 Ave. B (E. 2nd St.), East Village

Price: 2 (out of 4)
Noise: 2 (out of 4)
Subway: F to 2nd Ave.
Scene: Belgians; wannabe Belgians
Hot seat: The one closest to the waffle-making action. It's magical.
Best bets: Pulled pork wafel; wake-up grumpy wafel; spekuloos ice cream coupe
Nearby: Fonda; Parkside Lounge; Sons of Essex

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