Best Soul Food Restaurant - 2011
Lo-Lo's Chicken & Waffles - CLOSED
Granted, this isn't exactly front-page news, but the word is out: Lo-Lo's is one of the must-try restaurants in Phoenix. Neighborhood peeps, tourists, fans of the novel, hangover-nursing hipsters, and, really, just about anybody who understands this concept: fried chicken + waffles = Heaven on Earth. We'll be the first to admit that, years ago, when we first heard of this joint, it seemed an odd combo. Once you try it, though, it instantly becomes as obvious as peanut butter and jelly, Oreos and milk, or biscuits and gravy. Syrup, hot sauce, butter . . . it's all part of the equation. Wash it down with a glass or three of red Kool-Aid, and hasten the onset of your Sunday afternoon food coma with a slice of Lo-Lo's transcendent red velvet cake — and you'll know why Phoenicians have begun calling this place an institution.