Soul Food Lovers Put on Hold

Gussie's Chicken & Waffles delays opening

Those eagerly awaiting the arrival of Gussie's Chicken & Waffles will have to wait another week, at least.

The Fillmore neighborhood soul food joint from Michele Wilson (a veteran of Roscoe's) was supposed to debut Monday, but as happens, it has hit a few more snags. The new plan is to softly open to the public next Monday at 1521 Eddy St. in San Francisco. Kindly update your almanacs.

It has plenty of room for 100 plus folks to sit in a warmly lit dining room with a flat-screened bar, and sun-drenched front patio perfect for getting fat on the sidewalk dining al fresco.

Gussie's will feature several types of homemade waffles -- buckwheat, banana pecan, sweet potato, and buttermilk -- the latter two of which are served with up to half a succulent n' crispy fried chicken and smothered in gravy and onions (optional).

While the former go better with fresh fruit and maple syrup, according to the menu.

Fried bird also comes flanked by any number of savory sides, including black-eyed peas, candied yams, collard greens, grits. While big ol' specialty sandos include Louisiana fried catfish or red snapper on a fresh roll with veggies and house-made tartar, which ten out of ten dentists are reluctant to admit they're totally down with!

Rounding out the menu's a bevy of choice dessert options, ranging from banana pudding with Nilla wafers, to a chocolate/Kahlua/coffee bundt cake, to a cream cheese frosted red velvet cake, equipping you with the tools to dominate yet another institution: Rochester Big and Tall.

Eater SF and Thrilist contributed to this story.

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