With the Texans eliminated from Super Bowl XLVII, Houstonians can be excused for indifference about the outcome of the big game. But we can get behind a Wings & Waffles Championship — especially since the Breakfast Klub is in the running for the grand prize.
The Steve Harvey Show selected Houston's down-home cooking mecca for the highly-publicized competition against Hash House A Go Go, a national chain based in Chicago, and the winner will be chosen by blind audience taste test on Tuesday's show (3 p.m, Channel 20).
While the Hash House tradition of "Andy's Sage Fried Chicken & Bacon Waffle Tower" drizzled with hot maple caramel reduction and fried leeks is enough to make your mouth water, it's the Breakfast Klub's simple formula — a golden Belgian waffle served with six crispy wings, topped with a dusting of powdered sugar and a fresh, juicy strawberry — that draws lines for miles on weekend mornings.
This dish, after all, is what has earned the Breakfast Klub distinction by Good Morning America, Esquire and Forbes Magazine as one of the "best breakfast restaurants in the nation."
"We're pretty confident that we're going to bring home a victory for the breakfast klub, and we'll find out on Feb. 5, along with all of our Houston fans," said owner Marcus Davis in a statement.
Customers and supporters are invited to join the Breakfast Klub team for a watching party that begins at 2 p.m. Tuesday. If the restaurant is named champion, everyone in attendance will enjoy free wings until 5 p.m.