We headed to the city for a Broadway show this week...and after much pleading my wonderful husband agreed to take a pre-show detour to the Waffles and Dinges truck.
What is Waffles and Dinges , you ask? Two weeks ago, I too was unfamiliar. Then one night when PR was out of town I was enjoying the Food Network and was introduced to this NYC food vendor on Bobby Flay's "Throw Down." He had challenged the owner, Thomas DeGeest and was overwhelmingly defeated with his scrumptious liege waffle...which he served spread with spekuloos spread (think Nutella consistency with the taste of graham crackers), then topped with whipped cream AND powdered sugar.
So.....not exactly low fat or healthy....but so very very delicious!
The liege is a dense waffle made with dough, not batter. The sugar used is a "Belgian pearl" sugar
which caramelizes when the waffle is cooking. Yum. Very different from the light and crispy ones.
It was quite a treat. (My mouth is watering as I type and I'm regretting that we have already packed
our waffle maker in preparation for our move. Gr.)We then speed walked back to the theatre district
and enjoyed the music, singing, and all that jazz.
We did NOT get accosted by two shady NY cops, visit topless (but nicely chiseled) men from my past,
or dance dirty for the mayor of NYC...but still, it was a lovely date night in the city.
Oh, and in case the liege sounds irresistible to you, here's a recipe:
PS. Is it just me, or does my Date Night title not fit with the picture of me engulfing that waffle?