Saturday, March 9, 2013
Waffles Are Not Just For Breakfast Anymore
Old Towne Orange, CA
Birch Street Promenade, Brea, CA
Open 9 AM-9 PM Daily
Five Scoops of Bosco
Reviewed By Allen Bacon, Daily Bosco
So I'm out last weekend doing some Antique shopping and taking in all the sites of Old Towne Orange, California when I get hungry. I thought it would be cool to go back to the old Tastee Freeze catty-corner from Chapman College for a burger and a root beer float.
This is when I noticed a huge line coming out of and wrapping around the building where the Tastee Freeze is housed. And I'm thinking, I don't remember the Tastee Freeze being this popular at 3 PM in the afternoon.
That's because the old Tastee Freeze has been converted into a waffle house. Except if your thinking House of Waffles or Der Waffle House from Dead Like Me then you would be, uh, dead wrong. These waffles are, to coin a phrase, to die for. (I'm sensing a running theme here).
The actual term for the type of waffles served here is a Bruxie. This derivation of the authentic Belgium waffle family is not sweet, thinner, crispier and actually very delicious. And the Bruxie is used for everything from sandwiches and desserts to the traditional breakfast fare. The name of the new place is also Bruxie by the way.
Bruxie opened its doors two years ago in Old Towne Orange, offering more than a dozen sweet and savory gourmet waffle sandwiches, old-fashioned cane sugar sodas, freshly brewed Peet's Coffee & Tea, soft-serve frozen custard, shakes, sundaes and floats. The cool thing in these tough economic times is that nothing is over $8 on the menu.
Items on their "Savory" menu include Bacon, Egg & Cheddar, Prosciutto & Gruyere, Smoked Salmon & Dill Cream Cheese, Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Goat Cheese, Buttermilk Fried Chicken & Waffle, Bruxie Burger (I was hungry for a burger and this is what I ended up eating..delicious), and Cheesy Bruxie.
The "Sweet" menu includes Fruit & Cream, S'Mores, PB & J, Nutella & Bananas, Lemon Cream & Berries, Ogura, Brussels Waffle, and Liege Waffle.
Bruxie is on the web at www.bruxie.com