No. 50: Lobster Waffle at Bruxie

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Novelty first drew me to Bruxie. Waffle sandwiches were exciting, let alone the prospect of eating a cheeseburger waffle. But even that works here--even with syrup. Pretty much anything they throw into that bent, golden slab of crosshatched goodness is most always going to taste fantastic.

Braised short rib and seasoned potatoes make a hearty lunch; fresh strawberries and crème brûlée prove the minds in the back can pull off the crazy stuff they think up. For another example of that, take the lobster waffle. 

The sandwich is only offered on the Fourth o' July and priced at very patriotic and pricey $17.76. But save up those coins and make sure you're in line next year, because it's worth every penny.
Part of ordering is the show, since they cook the lobsters out front. The bubbling cauldron is packed with lobster, all roiling in spices, vegetables and bay leaf until they achieve a soft, white flesh and fire-truck red exterior. The portion is worthy of the price tag, with each waffle cradling about a pound of meat. It's dressed simply, with mayo, chive and pepper, to enhance the sapor of the seafood. The waffle, which has a simplistic perfection all its own, adds a buttery richness and contrasting crunch to each bite.

It's a bummer they don't bring this out of the vault more often.

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53. Chivito at Puerto Madero
54. Brizio Combo at Brizio Chicago Style Pan Pizza
55. French Toast at Starling Diner
56. The $7 Three-Item Combo Plates at Yu's Garden
57. Gudeg at Indo Ranch
58. Salted Caramel Gelato at N'Ice Cream
59. Live Amaebi at Sushi Imari
60. Any Burrito from Dos Chinos
61. Olive Tree's Iftar
62. Sonoran Dog at Rubalcava's
63. Sizzling Hiramasa Sashimi at The Catch
64. Yakisoba Dog from Dogzilla
65. Crispy Pork Belly from Lucca Cafe
66. French Toast with Bacon at Flurries Shaved Snow Bar
67. The Venetian Roll at Sushi at The Venetian Gentleman's Club
68. Okaki Asparagus at Hamamori
69. The "Fried Egg" at Eat Chow
70. Nam Kao Tod at Vientiane Restaurant
71. Chicken Ramen at Jinya Ramen Bar
72. Pig Snout at Tacos & Carnitas Sahuayo
73. Kale and Mushroom Flatbread at 320 Main
74. Congee at King Lobster Palace
75. Fish and Chips at Slapfish
76. Fries at Playground

77. Carne en Su Jugo at La Cocina de Mi Abuelita
78. S'mores at Ti Amo Biscotti & More
79. Broken Rice at Dat Thanh
80. Bulgogi and Potato Pizza at Chicken & Pizza Love Letter
81. Braised Bacon at Break of Dawn
82. Cake Donut at Cream Pan
83. Bistec de Pollo at Mercado El Rey
84. The Rhino at Rancho a Go Go
85. Cabernet Brownies at Blackmarket Bakery
86. Cookie Monster at Lola Ice Cream and Deli
87. Polenta Board at CUCINA Enoteca
88. Falafel Taco at Taco Asylum
89. Wagon-Wheel Bread at THE RANCH Restaurant
90. Toothpick Tacos at Mexico Supermarket
91. Hoppin' John at Memphis at the Santora
92. Free Beans and Chips at Taqueria Zamora
93. Pig in a Blanket Waffle with Gringo Bandito at Cafe Calacas
94. "Pork Hash" at Huong Giang
95. Sweet Chili Chicken Quesadilla At Kogi
96. Licuados at Mil Jugos
97. Hawaiian Ahi Poke at California Fish Grill
98. Takoyaki at Takoyaki Tanota
99. Fiesta Noodles at Jollibee
100. Chilaquiles Verdes Con Huevos Estrellados at La Tablita California

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Location Info

Bruxie

22205 El Paseo, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Category: Restaurant

Bruxie

292 N. Glassell St., Orange, CA

Category: Restaurant

Bruxie

215 W. Birch St., Brea, CA

Category: Restaurant

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tal1
tal1

That's just retarded... a dish you can get only once a year... fuhgedaboudit!

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