Thursday, June 16, 2011

Waffles Aiming to Open on June 29th

More and more information is starting to come out about Waffles, the new breakfast/lunch spot coming to 1400 S. Michigan. And the more we hear, the more we like (including what we presume is a hanging W logo in the picture on the right).

The blog Eater Chicago has a great write-up with a ton of interesting information:



The good news keeps on rolling in for the South Loop. On Monday, Pita Heaven officially opened its doors and now news comes that Waffles will open just a few blocks south on Michigan Avenue.

The restaurant, from current Japonais manager Alex Hernandez, is aiming to open June 29 and will bring new breakfast and lunch offerings to the area. As the name suggests, the main focus here will be on waffles, with two varieties of Belgian waffles: Liege and Brussels.

Hernandez explained that Liege waffles, created in the 18th century, are the more common type of waffle found in Belgium. It's a richer, denser and sweeter variety that incorporates bits of pearl sugar that caramelize on the waffle's exterior when baked. Brussels waffles, on the other hand, tend to be lighter and thicker with larger pockets and rectangular sides. All waffles at Waffles can be served with blackberry or fig compote, strawberry or rhubarb; and fresh bananas and hazelnut chocolate spread.


We're not huge waffle fans, but even this sounds super appetizing to us. The Eater Chicago story has a lot of other interesting things such as a good description of the space (it has 34 foot ceilings), will have a bar and a private room for events/meetings.

Best of all, it sounds like they're bringing in some serious talent (mostly from Japonais). They're aiming to open on June 29th according to the article, but we all know that these dates seem to get "delayed" usually.

Regardless, glad to hear more about this place and can't wait to see it open.

(Hat tip: TNCP!)
(Image from Eater Chicago)

15 comments:

NG said...

can't wait!

Anonymous said...

I for one am not excited about seeing our neighborhood overrun with Belgians.

Anonymous said...

Awesome!

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the neighborhood Waffles. We can't wait to try you out!

Anonymous said...

I am probably more excited about this than any of the other new places slated to open in the near future. Yay waffles!!!! :)

Scout sounds awesome too, but Jimmy Greens is practically next door to me so I am not as excited about a new sports bar.

Dee said...

This is great news! We will be one of the many first that will try this place out. The neighborhood needed a cooler breakfast (or anytime food) joint besides that overcrowded and EXPENSIVE diner around the corner.

Allen said...

Anon 1:35pm - I'm sure you will also try The Scout, but they are bringing something no other place in the South Loop has and that is an evening spot for the weekends(drink, dance, etc..) along with being a sports bar by day. Of course, super excited about all of the new places!

Anonymous said...

Off topic, but the wife and I checked out Pita Heaven on Wednesday and I can safely say it's damn good.

Welcome to the neighborhood. We need things like this.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Scout, any word on opening? Their website says June 2011.

Anonymous said...

Breakfast is the best meal of the day! I cant wait!

Anonymous said...

Now what we need is a Belgian beer, mussels, and frites place.

SouthLoopScot said...

I'm looking forward to this place!

Anonymous said...

Yes! Can't wait!

Christiane said...

Yummy, looking forward to another breakfast place in the South Loop. Little Branch Cafe, Yolk and Bongo Room are all doing outstanding and are crowded. Seems that people in the South Loop love to brunch and there should be plenty of customers if the food tastes as good as it sounds!
Good luck! Hope we get a chance to try it out very soon!

Anonymous said...

Nice sign hanging outside, opening is close!