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Winner Winner Chicken Dinner: The Grilled Cheese Truck's Chicken & Waffles Sandwich

Chicken & Waffles goodness (Lindsay William-Ross/LAist)
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Some of the best grub isn't found on the menu, and the crowd-pleasing Grilled Cheese Truck has a not-so-secret secret special that shows up now and then, and it's a winner--literally. The "Winner Winner Chicken Dinner," is a chicken-and-waffles sandwich created by Grilled Cheese Truck co-founder's Dave Danhi, and this Saturday it not only captured a second place win in the Kama Sutra category at the Grilled Cheese Festival, but was also named Judge's Choice by Laura Werlin, author of the Grilled Cheese Please cookbook.The sandwich is a glorious meeting of waffles (as the bread, of course), with Danhi's own perfected Southern Fried Chicken, sharp Tillamook cheddar cheese, with sides of country sausage gravy and maple syrup for dipping. The waffles are the perfect pillows for the tender, savory chicken and the melty-good cheese. Divide the love and your loyalties by dipping one half in the gravy and the other in the syrup.

The catch is, the "Winner Winner Chicken Dinner" isn't always on the truck, so you've got to stay on alert to catch the Truck's Facebook posts and Twitter feed when they mention they've got the chicken and waffles on board, and what the secret phrase is to place your order. (Psst: If you're the ideal combo of hungry, craving chicken and waffles, and can get to Koreatown, you can catch the Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner at lunch today on the truck, no secret words necessary, from Noon to 2 p.m. at 1193 N. Vermont Avenue.)