Imagine a sunny Friday afternoon in early fall, a clear, blue sky.
Imagine you have the afternoon off of work to spend with friends. You decide to go to Bruges Waffles and Frites.
Now imagine the most delicious waffles you've ever tasted; crispy and chewy and sweet, topped with tangy fresh fruit and creme fraiche, flecked with pearls of sugar. And don't forget to dream up some excellent fries as well.
Whatever you may have conjured up in your imagination, these are better.
On just such a beautiful Friday, some friends and I headed down to Bruges to see what it was all about. And what it's all about is a slice of Europe right here in SLC. Though a bit pricey, Bruges serves up some serious waffles -- crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside, with crunchy bits of sugar dotted throughout. You can top with your choice of seasonal fruit, sweetened creme fraiche, or get the "Torpedo" -- the height of decadence with a whole bar of dark chocolate sandwiched between two layers of waffle.
Bruges started out at the local Farmers' Market and quickly became so popular that they opened a storefront right across the street from Pioneer Park. They emphasize using local produce to top their waffles (even if the waffles themselves are made of imported ingredients), which made me smile as I dug into my vanilla/creme fraiche/Brigham City peach goodness.
The verdict: Give it a try. I certainly intend to go back again. Maybe on a midwinter day with some hot cocoa on the side...
Nom nom nom...