Chicago’s Home of Chicken & Waffles

Chicago’s Home of Chicken & Waffles
3947 S King Dr, Chicago, IL 60653


Ain’t nothing like a bit of soul food when it’s what you want to eat
Smooth jazz playing as you enter,
Music and food that make it feel like you’re on Bourbon Street
Elegant and cozy, all at the same time
Chicago’s Home of Chicken and Waffles,
you’ve gotta come here at least one time
An upscale decor,
but the menu has a homey feel
With items named Aunt Joyce’s, Carol’s Treat, and Will’s Weakness…
it surely makes it feel real
A lot of fried chicken options that it’s hard to even choose
With food like this…
I’m sure it’ll melt away any blues
Crispy, tender, fried chicken…
Waffles drenched in syrup…
Chicken and waffles at it’s best
This is food from the south that you can find here in the midwest
Corn bread, sweet yams, mac and cheese, and cajun red beans
Once you taste it all, you’ll leave singing Kermit Ruffins’,
“Drop Me Off In New Orleans”!

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  1. felicityglogan

    April 16, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    Do you only want submissions from Chicago, or USA?

    1. Donna Chlimon

      April 17, 2016 at 2:03 am

      Nope! It can be a poem about a restaurant ANYWHERE in this world 🙂

  2. randyjw

    May 15, 2016 at 1:10 am

    Hi, there, Donna! And, how are you?
    It’s nice to stop by and say “How do you do?”
    I guess you must be mighty fine
    We love to see you dine and rhyme
    And now that I have said “hello”
    I guess I’ll eat my lime jello
    Love your idea and reviews! Hope you’ll keep up the great work!

    1. Donna Chlimon

      May 17, 2016 at 3:39 pm

      I love this!! Thank you 🙂

  3. Singledust

    May 21, 2016 at 1:37 am

    I love your connection of food and prose. throw Chicago in the mix and you have me hooked. I always dream of visiting this city one day, I cannot explain the weird connection I have with it. I have never been but its in my dreams. you have a lovely uplifting blog!

    1. Donna Chlimon

      May 21, 2016 at 2:57 am

      That’s amazing!! Weird connections are always hard to explain but I always feel like they mean something. I hope one day you’re able to come to Chicago and maybe even check out some of the places I have on here. Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words!

  4. My Thoughts

    July 30, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    This is soo cool and so creative 🙂 love it <3 good job

  5. DC-N

    July 30, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    Your posts drive me crazy! I have to stop reading them at lunchtime!

  6. mytablesofcontent

    July 30, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    Hey Donna!
    I wanted you to know that I really have enjoyed reading your blog; I’ve been following it for a while and I’m always hungry after reading your latest post :). I nominated your blog for the Sunshine Blogger Awards so others can see how inspiring your blog is! Normally I don’t like these chain sorts of things, but I like how this one brings so much positivity to the blogging world so I decided to do it. You can check out the details here:

    Thank you again for writing such an awesome food blog!

    1. Donna Chlimon

      July 30, 2016 at 9:40 pm

      This is so awesome!! Thank you 🙂

  7. tmezpoetry

    July 31, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    Reblogged this on Tammy Mezera and commented:
    I’ve been following Donna from DineANDrhyme for awhile now because she has a great concept going here- Poetry & Food (among my tops favorites as well). I’m calling on creative poets to give this a whirl- writing poetry about your favorite restaurant. Thanks Donna for a unique and tasty website 🙂

    1. Donna Chlimon

      July 31, 2016 at 6:11 pm

      You’re awesome!! Thank you 🙂

      1. tmezpoetry

        July 31, 2016 at 6:15 pm

        OH no no, You’re Awesome!!! Ok so we both are 😉

  8. Fin

    August 1, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    Reblogged this on offbeat, on point and commented:
    It must be a food week because I’ve found another unique food blog. This one, instead of watercolous of dishes/ingredients its poetry and food and it’s wonderful. Such a clever name too, Dine and Rhyme. Check out Donna’s delectable posts but be warned: browse her blog on an empty stomach at your own risk (I just ate and I’m hungry again).

      1. Fin

        August 2, 2016 at 2:51 am

        No problem, my friend. I might be coming to Chicago to apply for a visa, and if I do I will write asking for a restaurant recommendation. ?

  9. rothpoetry

    August 11, 2016 at 2:49 am

    No Gravy for the Waffles? So Sad! (<:

  10. loaflusters

    February 13, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Favorite breakfast treat ! These look so good ! Love sweet and savory.

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