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President Obama ordered the No. 9 Country Boy here during his 2011 fundraising trip, and that was all it took for L.A. to embrace the unholy-sounding combination of chicken and waffles. Yes, they are served together as well as separately. (Think about it, though—how different is that from eating sweet corn bread with fried chicken?) Founded by a Harlem native in 1975, this soul food restaurant is the place to revel in Southern fried chicken smothered in gravy and onions, homemade corn bread, red beans and rice, and sweet-potato pie. They also serve a variety of breakfast combos. This place is deep into don’t-knock-it-until-you’ve-tried-it territory.