EAT This Week: Bistro at the Corner’s Chicken and Waffles |

EAT This Week: Bistro at the Corner’s Chicken and Waffles

This week's featured EAT dish is Bistro at the Corner's Chicken and Waffles.
Robert Galloway/Tahoe Daily Tribune

To try and decide each week where and what to eat around the basin can be a challenge — there are so many amazing choices. In this feature we’ll dive into dishes that will surely satisfy those hunger pangs and leave you wondering where to go next. 

If you look up the history of chicken and waffles, it seems there’s quite the debate around their origin. While most of the history has Pennsylvania as the leader in the clubhouse, their trek to the west coast is said to have come to Los Angeles from a Harlem, N.Y. native. Whoever did the inventing and whoever brought it to the left coast, thank you. And thank you to the Bistro at their Corner for their take on this week’s feature.  

Let’s start with the first-billing ingredient: chicken. I feel like most versions use a chicken breast, but here large portions of chicken thighs are the preferred choice — and it’s absolutely the right decision. Not only are they pumping out richer flavor, they also are super moist and the crispness on the outside provides a great texture component.  

Which brings us to the waffle. I know everybody has had a waffle that they’d rather punt inside the 20 than put it in their mouth, but not here. It is so light and airy while retaining it’s slightly crunchy exterior, it’s the perfect vehicle for the chicken to be riding on. 

They are joined with the familiar faces of honey, whipped cream, maple syrup, butter, and sliced fresh strawberries. This dish is the epitome of the salty-sweet dichotomy. Each pairing brings different layers of the flavor combo, but all of them are delicious. 

As one of their popular brunch items, it’s the perfect option for the mid-morning celebration. And even though the serving size is pretty hearty, if I were to include a shot of my plate when I was done, there would be nothing to see. Not even crispy chicken shrapnel. I probably could have licked the plate clean but I’m certain it would have freaked out our fellow diners. Although, I was tempted.   

Bistro at the Corner is located at 2040 Lake Tahoe Blvd. in South Lake Tahoe. For menus and general information visit them online at or give them a call at 530-600-2751. 

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