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Chicken and waffles sandwich 1, Heidi Watney 0

Apr 7, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT

Look, I love going to games at Progressive Field. Nice park, friendly people. But when I was there for Opening Day I saw their new concession, the chicken and waffle sandwich.  I could have had one for free too.  I declined.  From the looks of NESN’s Heidi Watney’s experience with this beast this afternoon, I was right to do so:

(video via Mocksession)

  1. The Dangerous Mabry - Apr 7, 2011 at 2:03 PM

    Ouch. That’s not going to be good for business.

    “Not my first choice, but I got it down” is the nicest thing she could say.

    • genericcommenter - Apr 7, 2011 at 3:45 PM

      I’ve heard that one before.

  2. Drew Silva - Apr 7, 2011 at 2:06 PM

    Chef Mike needs his own show.

  3. minnesconsin - Apr 7, 2011 at 2:06 PM

    probably not something I’d grab at any ballpark, but I do love chicken & waffles.

  4. BC - Apr 7, 2011 at 2:10 PM

    That’s good, but it pales in comparison to the Fried Bologna Sandwich at Talladega. Yum…..

  5. Jeremiah Graves - Apr 7, 2011 at 2:11 PM

    Compelling Television.

    Anyone other than Heidi Watney and I’d have quit watching.

  6. Old Gator - Apr 7, 2011 at 2:14 PM

    IHOP has been promoting these things for a few months now, and the disease appears to be spreading. It’ll never replace a horrible horsemeat and Velveeta on pasteboard, though. Not even with maple syrup.

    • scatterbrian - Apr 7, 2011 at 2:31 PM

      This meal has been around since 1975:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roscoe's_House_of_Chicken_and_Waffles

      • aleskel - Apr 7, 2011 at 3:45 PM

        longer than that, actually. The legend goes that it originated in Harlem sometime in the 1930s or 40s – jazz musicians would be up all night playing and would want a meal at the end of the night that was both dinner and breakfast. Voila.

      • mattraw - Apr 7, 2011 at 6:13 PM

        Oh indeed. If I were on death row, my last meal would certainly be coming from Roscoe’s.

  7. jdl1325 - Apr 7, 2011 at 2:17 PM

    At least Heidi is in mid-season form.

  8. cur68 - Apr 7, 2011 at 2:25 PM

    I gotta admire that girl. She hung in there. Then went and had the fried cookie thingy. She’s scrappy, gritty and probably in the best shape of her life. If she keeps eating that “food” she’s a cinch to sprain an oblique and get appendicitis.

    • paperlions - Apr 7, 2011 at 2:32 PM

      Damn it! You beat me to it. She’s definitely scrappy.

      • cur68 - Apr 7, 2011 at 2:57 PM

        See her heft that ‘sandwich’? Natural athlete, too.

      • paperlions - Apr 7, 2011 at 5:23 PM

        Yeah, she obviously has natural….um…talent.

  9. tomrogers8120 - Apr 7, 2011 at 2:35 PM

    The Sacramento River Cats sell a cheese burger wrapped with donuts.

    • Old Gator - Apr 7, 2011 at 3:21 PM

      The Sacramento River is infested with parthenogenic African waterfrogs (Xenopus laevis) that were dumped in there by a bio lab when pregnancy tests became chemically administered and their ovulating frogs became obsolete. Maybe they should try wrapping one of those with donuts.

  10. heynerdlinger - Apr 7, 2011 at 2:55 PM

    Someone get her a copy of Tapeheads, stat!

  11. Brian - Apr 7, 2011 at 3:08 PM

    i really, really, really want one.

    • cur68 - Apr 7, 2011 at 3:13 PM

      Want what, a sandwich or a Heidi Watney? Only one of the afore mentioned makes any sense to me.

  12. Brian - Apr 7, 2011 at 3:43 PM

    i’m hoping they’re a package deal…

  13. monsieurbear - Apr 7, 2011 at 3:58 PM

    Chicken and waffles are akin to ambrosia. No one in his right mind would refuse the manna-from-heaven that is free chicken-and-waffles.

    • Old Gator - Apr 7, 2011 at 10:41 PM

      Yogi, you ought to stick to nuts and berries.

  14. stairwayto7 - Apr 7, 2011 at 4:13 PM

    “Not my first choice, but I got it down”. WOnder how many times she said that to her husband!

  15. gregbeau - Apr 7, 2011 at 4:39 PM

    When I die, I’d like to come back as the chicken and waffle sandwich in that segment – or any other item that Heidi wraps her hands around and eats. What a beautiful lady.

  16. echolmberg - Apr 7, 2011 at 4:41 PM

    Love her “where did you come UP with this” question. Darlin’ you haven’t spent much time south of the Mason-Dixon line have ya?

    • Jacob - Apr 7, 2011 at 7:14 PM

      You can’t expect a Bostonian to appreciate the wonders of the deep fryer.

      • pipkin42 - Apr 7, 2011 at 8:27 PM

        Also. She’s from California, not Boston.

        Not that people out here are all that into soul food, either.

    • pipkin42 - Apr 7, 2011 at 8:26 PM

      Seriously. How is it possible never to have heard of chicken and waffles? Amazing food.

      • Old Gator - Apr 8, 2011 at 2:23 PM

        I think the Donner Party had a few frozen ones that remained uneaten by the spring thaw. Their excuse was that they were saving them for an emergency.

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