Waffle and Wolf
413 Graham Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
If you are in fact a Real New Yorker, then you should just now be recovering from the drinking marathon that is St. Patrick’s Day weekend. No shame there, that hangover is as much a badge of honor as the Jameson-shot-tally-marks on your forearm (which, if you used a sharpie, are still proudly on display). You survived, and more impressively, you made it to work on Monday.
This kind of selfless dedication and effective use of Tylenol deserves something delicious, and in light of recent events, maybe something moderately healthy; or at least something with the option to be. May I suggest checking out Waffle And Wolf, a sandwich shop on Graham Avenue that serves it’s sandwiches on, yes, WAFFLES! You’ll have the option to order one of their 21 specialty waffles, or if you’re feeling ambitious, create your own concoction from their giant chalkboard of toppings.
Being slightly intimidated by the variety of fixins’ on the “build-your-own” chalkboard, I opted for their most popular Waff-witch, the #12. What I got was cheddar cheese, tomatoes, arugula, and avocado yogurt, all folded together like a taco in a freshly-made waffle with bacon cooked into the batter. I understand why it’s their most popular menu item, but if you want to try the #12 for yourself, you should make moves soon because the menu changes seasonally to take advantage of fresh ingredients. They’ve also partnered with the excellent Dallis Bros. Coffee, a New York company, adding to the local flair.
All in all it would appear they have a lot going for them: original concept, kick-ass food, healthy options (their buckwheat waffle is vegan and gluten free), a very healthy blog-buzz, and it’s on one of the coolest streets in Brooklyn. But even with of all this, they’ve still made a major effort to show customer appreciation through their “Wolf Card” distribution—a card that gives instant discounts to returning customers. The only thing more awesome than a restaurant with exceptional food and service, is a restaurant with exceptional food and service that values loyalty. It’s nice to be fed and appreciated.