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January 27, 2011
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Are we just way to sensitive about being politially correct, if this is even insensitive at all?

UC Irvine: MLK Day Chicken And Waffles Menu Was In Poor Taste
January 27, 2011 8:19 AM

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IRVINE (AP) — A California university says it was bad taste to serve chicken and waffles on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Officials at the University of California, Irvine, say the menu of stereotypical black food was served on Jan. 17 — the first day of the school’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. symposium.

The dining hall advertised the meal as an “MLK Holiday Special.”

The co-chairman of the school’s Black Student Union and another student lodged formal complaints.

University spokeswoman Cathy Lawhon tells the Los Angeles Times that the cafeteria staff made a last-minute decision about the menu. She says the intention was to offer holiday comfort food. The company that runs the cafeteria says it will conduct cultural sensitivity training for its chefs and managers.

The menu flap at UC Irvine was the second MLK Day-related flap in Orange County.

A surf shop in Laguna Beach advertised 20 percent off all black items in honor of MLK Day, and superimposed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s head on a body wearing a wet suit. The shop, named Thalia, later apologized and said no offense was intended by the ad.

January 27, 2011
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Fried chicken and waffles, sounds good! 😛

'Cultural sensitivity training to Chefs and managers'-
Now thats insulting.

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January 27, 2011
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It has always sounded very weird to me, until I thought about it. I almost ordered it at Coco's one morning but got something else, but I am going to have one of these days. Point being it has spread into some of the big chain restraunts, which has removed the sterotype out of it. Sending the chefs to sensitivity training is not only insulting, but it brands them as being racists. How would you feel if you were one of those chefs?

January 27, 2011
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There's a place in LA called Rosco's Chicken & Waffles.

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January 27, 2011
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Roscoes is either in Downtown LA or East LA area, Maybe near Watts.

January 27, 2011
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NO watermelon?

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January 28, 2011
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"_Billy_" wrote: NO watermelon?

Oh no, there's watermelon.

"greeney2" wrote: Roscoes is either in Downtown LA or East LA area, Maybe near Watts.

Hollywood, on Gower Street.

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January 28, 2011
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"greeney2" wrote: Roscoes is either in Downtown LA or East LA area, Maybe near Watts.

Samuel L. Jackson's Character In JACKIE BROWN mentions that !

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Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles
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Roscoe's sign at the original Hollywood location

Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles is a Hollywood, California-based soul food restaurant chain founded by Herb Hudson, a Harlem native, in 1975. It is best known, as the name states, for serving chicken and waffles, both together and separately, although they do offer more traditional menu items as well.

Soon after it was opened, Hudson had friends in Motown and television such as Natalie Cole who would spread the word to other celebrities; Redd Foxx would tell his audience that he went there.[1] The Los Angeles Times refers to Roscoe's as "such an L.A. institution that people don't even question the strange combo anymore."[2] The New York Times refers to it as a "beloved soul food chain".[3] The original location in Hollywood remains popular with celebrities.[4][5]

In 2008, Roscoe's fielded a successful trademark infringement lawsuit against "Rosscoe's House of Chicken & Waffles" which had recently opened in Chicago. The infringing store was forced to drop its infringing logo and name.[6][7] A previous "Rosscoe's" had opened in New York City, but the LA-based chain opted to not sue that location because it had no plans to enter the market; however, Roscoe's did plan to enter the Chicago market.[8]

The chain has been featured in popular media a number of times. The 1988 movie Tapeheads features a fake ad spot for the company.[9] It was also mentioned in Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown, the comedy film Rush Hour and Swingers.[10] Ludacris mentioned the restaurant in the song "Call Up The Homies" from the album Theater of the Mind with the lyrics "Let's roll to Roscoe's and grab somethin to eat."[11] Snoop Dogg considers the restaurant one of his favorites: on his own reality show, Snoop Dogg's Father Hood, he took David Beckham in 2007, and in 2008 he took Larry King on Larry King Live.[12] The Notorious B.I.G. also mentions Roscoe's in his song "Going Back to Cali".

Roscoe's is alluded to repeatedly in the 2009 blaxploitation parody Black Dynamite, which features a gunfight set at a "Roscoe's Chili and Donuts". Roscoe, the owner, mentions that the business is not going well. A later scene has Roscoe screaming "That's it!" and running out of a diner when an overworked waitress complains that they only have waffles and chicken.

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Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles has five locations throughout the Los Angeles metropolitan area.
Roscoe's on Pico Blvd.

* Los Angeles (Hollywood) (1514 N. Gower St)
* Los Angeles (Mid-City) (5006 W. Pico Blvd)
* Los Angeles (South Los Angeles) (106 W. Manchester Ave)
* Long Beach (730 E. Broadway Blvd)
* Pasadena (830 N. Lake Ave)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roscoe%27s ... nd_Waffles

Greeney---Have you Ever been there to Eat ??????????

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January 30, 2011
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No never been, but the one on Manchester would be the one I thought was the only location, which is Watts general area. I was not aware they had 5 locations, the closest would be the Hollywood or Pasadena locations from me which are both about 25 miles. The lake st. location would have been a few miles from where my inlaws use to live in Pasadena.

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