Sep 07, 2016 10:49AM
● By Ashley Pape
Good, old-fashioned soul food—it’s something not typically offered in Southlake. That is, until Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles set up shop in Carroll Pointe. Even before it opened, the Phoenix-based restaurant chain had plenty of quirky allure—mostly because of its signature offerings: ultra-crisp fried chicken and house-made waffles. But these Southern-style mainstays aren’t the only comfort-food offerings the restaurant dishes out. Patrons can stop in for home-cooked fare ranging from red velvet pancakes to chicken-fried steak and shrimp and grits.
Founded by Larry “Lo-Lo” White in 2002, Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles brings the flavor and the spunk. You can’t help but smile ordering a dish like Yo Mamma’s Biscuits and Gravy (two gravy-smothered buttermilk biscuits served with two eggs and potatoes) or Nay-Nay’s (two eggs, two waffles and a bowl of grits). And when it comes to cool refreshment, the restaurant’s signature beverage or rather, Drank, is Lo-Lo’s Punch, an ultra-sweet concoction of red berry vodka, red Kool-Aid and pineapple juice. Get ready for some good eats and drinks, y’all. (And maybe bring your Tide pen in case of any spills.)
Whenever a craving for Southern soul food strikes, you can get your fill; the restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu contains a mouthwatering assortment of nostalgic Southern specialties including more than a dozen combinations of the restaurant’s chicken and waffles. Want to try something different? Choose from catfish, cheeseburgers and rotisserie chicken, among a variety of other tempting plates. There are even a few lighter options on the menu, including the Salmon Croquette Salad (wild salmon, local greens, onion, tomato, avocado and balsamic vinaigrette). Let us just say: If you like options when you dine out, prepare to be completely satisfied at Lo-Lo’s.
As for the atmosphere, it’s exactly what you’d expect for a place that serves grits, fried green tomatoes and other down-home favorites. The restaurant is laid-back and fun, with a warm, inviting vibe. And, not surprisingly considering it’s brand new to Carroll Pointe, the space is incredibly sleek with a large, vibrant bar and plenty of rich wood tones. Patrons have their pick of plush seating in spacious, comfy booths, or they can pull up a chair to a standing table.
Whether you’re craving old-fashioned chicken and waffles, unforgettable pancakes or just something out of the norm, Lo-Lo’s has you covered. In an area where there’s no shortage of phenomenal restaurants, we’re excited to have an option that’s mixing it up. Hope you’re hungry!