Sunday, January 22, 2012

Waffallonia (Squirrel Hill)

While I was busy keeping up with my Pittsburgh Restaurant Week posts, I got behind on some of my older posts, so I'm going to try and catch up as much as possible!

This was from a visit a couple of weekends ago to Waffallonia in Squirrel Hill.  R. likes waffles, and I had never been to Waffallonia, so I thought we'd make a trip down there to see what it's about.  Waffallonia has an extremely small space that seats only a handful of people at a time, but even though the place is busy, the turnaround is pretty quick.  And because they are busy, the waffles are always freshly made.

Waffle Dough at Waffallonia
Fresh waffle dough

Waffallonia, a play on the name of the Belgian region of Wallonia, specializes in Li├Ęge waffles.  They make them using pearl sugar from Belgium that caramelizes over the shell of the waffle, making them crunchy on the outside while soft on the inside.  I had never had this style of waffle before, and I liked it a lot.  I selected the special Holiday Waffle with Belgian chocolate ganache that's made with real Belgian dark chocolate topped with peppermint whipped cream.  It was a yummy combo!

Holiday Waffle at Waffallonia
Holiday Waffle ($5)

R. ordered the Charleroi, which bananas, strawberries, and nutella.  I don't think you can ever go wrong with fresh fruits and nutella!  What a great treat and R. enjoyed it.

Charleroi at Waffallonia
Charleroi ($5.25)

What a great little shop in Squirrel Hill.  I'm so glad I finally got to try it!

Restaurant info:
1707 Murray Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
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