Thursday is the eternal bridesmaid of the modern work week. Sure, she’s nice to hang out with after that Wednesday bitch breaks your heart, but you can’t change the fact that Thursday knows you’re just waiting around for a chance to hook up with Friday. It’s been a tough row to hoe, but I think Thursday’s ship has finally come in.
For those along the Wasatch Front that genuinely love breakfast, Pig & A Jelly Jar has probably come up on your radar. It’s been cranking out Southern comfort food and Pabst Blue Ribbon in the Liberty Park area for enough time to make it into a staple of our humble food scene. As I don’t often get the opportunity to eat there during breakfast/brunch hours, I was thrilled to learn that the Pig offers five-dollar chicken and waffles on Thursday nights. From 3 pm to 9 pm, diners can swing by for a decent helping of the restaurant’s signature chicken and waffles for a great price.
The Pig’s chicken waffles are straight up, unassuming goodness. They do a great job of preparing their chicken so it’s not dry when it comes to you, and the waffles are the right balance of crispy and chewy. There is a wide variety of hot sauce available for those who like a little spicy with their sweet and salty, and it truly is a beast of a portion for just five bucks.
While chicken and waffles isn’t the only dish that is being served–their regular menu items are up for grabs as well–there’s something special about taking Thursday by the hand and saying, “Don’t worry about Friday, pretty lady. You’re chicken and waffles night, and can’t nobody take that away from you. Now let’s go home and watch Scandal.”