My sister and I were in Edmonton one day and wanted to have lunch. She saw the Sugarbowl Bar and Cafe on the show You Gotta Eat Here and thought we should try it.
The Sugarbowl Bar and Cafe is located close to the University of Alberta, not too far from one of our favorite restaurants, the Urban Diner. Parking in the surrounding area is a challenge due to the numerous restaurants clustered there. However, there are a small number of parking spaces available behind the Sugarbowl Bar and Cafe.
The restaurant was packed when we arrived, clear proof of their popularity.
We finally got a table and menus were quickly dropped off.
My sister recalled that the Chicken and Waffle was prominently promoted by John Catucci on his show You Gotta Eat Here so she chose that. The dish consisted of a waffle topped with a buttermilk and spice marinated chicken breast. Simple, but delicious. A choice of soup, salad, or fries was available of which my sister chose salad.
I have seen many attempts at Chicken and Waffle, especially on the US Food Network. Every single dish involved a deep-fried chicken on top of waffles. The Sugarbowl Bar and Cafe does things a little different here. Their chicken breasts were pan-fried, resulting in a thin, slightly crispy crust.