Roving food truck Wafels & Dinges peddles the kind of sugar-crusty Liege wafels and add-on toppings that make for more of a dessert than a breakfast. But now, though it hasn't yet made it to the menu, they're offering a bacon waffle ($6), available all day but very much in the breakfast spirit: little chunks of bacon embedded in a fluffy Brussels wafel, drowned in maple syrup and shaken with powdered sugar.
The phrase "bacon waffle" is enough to get plenty of hearts pounding in this city, but the real perk is that the bacon waffles are made fresh—bacon stirred into the batter that's poured into the iron as you watch. (Other Brussels wafels are always heated up, but sometimes made ahead.) We've already noticed that any Wafels & Dinges creation is far, far better when fresh, so a guarantee of a made-to-order waffle is a truly great thing. (And when there's bacon, so much the better.)
The Wafels & Dinges truck is usually on the street by 8:00 AM—bad news for the carts selling stale apple fritters, but great news for the rest of us. And they've got coffee, too. Schedule posted on their website, or follow on Twitter (@waffletruck) for the real-time updates.