Chicken and waffles at Lo-Lo’s

So … a Catholic, a Jew, and an Indian walk into a soul food restaurant … No, it’s not the beginning of a bad joke. It was my lunch today.

One of my friends told me a couple weeks ago that he’d heard about a soul food restaurant in South Phoenix, not far from where we each work. So I picked him up at his office this morning, along with one of his coworkers, and we got some great chicken and waffles for lunch.

The name of the restaurant is Lo-Lo’s, and it’s at 10 W. Yuma St., just off of Central Ave., about a mile or two south of Downtown. If it’s someplace you’d like to try for lunch, I suggest you arrive early. We got there before 11:30, and when we left just after noon, there was a line outside waiting to get in.

I’d like to tell you about the rest of the menu, but when I got to item 3, the Lo-Lo’s Special — three pieces of Southern-style fried chicken and two waffles — I stopped reading. I was sold. The drinks came in Mason jars to make the place seem almost authentic.

Mmm … lunch was good. I was smiling ear-to-ear when I got back to work.