Thursday, June 9, 2011

Bruxie: Home of the Magic Waffle Sandwich

Confession:  I fell off the gluten-free wagon and ate a waffle sandwich on Sunday night.  Okay fine! I ate two of them.  In total I ate three in two weeks.

I want to eat more of them.  Like every single day.  But I can't because I'm not supposed to be eating gluten.  I couldn't help it!! It's all my friend Jon's fault.  We've been friends for 10 years so he has influence on me.  He moved to Arizona.  He came back for the long weekend and twisted my arm (okay not even a little but what-ever) into going to this place called Bruxie in Old Towne Orange.

What is a Bruxie you ask?  A definition for you fine people:
 In laymen's terms: It is the place where magic waffle sandwiches aka 'Bruxies' are made.  

Ohhh maaaaaan. The first time I had the Cheesy Bruxie. It was off the chain--Tillamook cheddar, gruyere cheese and ham between two crispy yet airy waffles.

Pause to imagine. Okay resume.

I wept.  Well actually I inhaled and then wept while he ate the Lemon Meringue Bruxie with fresh berries.  I managed to swipe one bite.  We told ourselves it was competitive eating for the Chef so I'd have to go back again, right?

On Sunday I said to the Chef, "Hmmmmm I think it's Bruxie waffle sandwich time".  He said something lame-o caring about my stomach, and I came back with a pathetic juuuusst thisss oooonce or something like that.  *hangs head in shame* Truth be told I probably won't be going to Bruxie again, but you need Bruxie in your life STAT.  Since I knew it would be the last supper Bruxie (notice how I can't stop saying Bruxie? Bruxie, Bruxie, Bruxie infinity!!!*%&^($($&%*) I took it upon myself to go big.  Consequently I then went home in a heap, but I'm not sorry about it!! Oh no!  See for yourselves.  BRUXIE FOR PRESIDENT!! These waffle sandwiches of goodness have clearly impacted my ability to reason.
d.i.e. Sundried Tomatoes and Goat Cheese w/Balsamic Reduction Bruxie.  DEAL WITH IT!!
I could barely bring myself to share one little bite.  But I neeeeded to try his:  
Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Waffle with a side of real Maple Syrup Bruxie.  MADNESS
It gets worse better.  
By this time I'd thrown caution entirely to the wind and was completely irresponsibly eating.
I'd fallen under the Bruxie spell and there was no turning back.
I hope you're buckled into your chairs for this one:  Nutella, Bananas and Sweet Cream Bruxie.  
He got up to get a glass of water, I caught a whiff of that Nutella/Banana combo and it was game over.
Binge eater on the loose folks!
Lemon Meringue and Fresh Berries Bruxie.  You didn't really think I'd go all that way and 
only have had that one bite of my friend's linger around in my mind for eternity now did you?
Oh no.  
And to think I had been primarily concerned with what to wear in a college town so as to not
appear the older uncool woman at the cool waffle stand.  
~James Perse Sweatshirt, layered Gap tanks, Rich&Skinny BF Jeans, Old Stud Handmade Belt, Converse Sneakers, H&M Sunnies (best $5 I've spent in years), Foley+Corinna Mid-City Tote~

I don't think they were onto me, but I had something akin to a whiteout and can't quite recall.

Here's a shot of the Bruxie menu for your viewing pleasure:  
If you live in Southern California, are visiting Southern California 
or planning a trip to Southern California this little place is a must. 
See website here.  

Whew I need a nap after that recap.  

52 comments:

Katie said...

In about 10 years when this finally makes it to AL I'm going to be SO EXCITED.
If you can get to AL anytime before, oh Christmas, you can experience a true, miserable southern summer. The whole state is under some kind of warning which is basically "Don't light a match outdoors or all of Alabama will go up in flames". Seriously. They gave it a shorter name, but that's what it means. It's miserable. I already said that.

this free bird said...

Katie. I think you need a BRUXIE INTERVENTION. The breeze is blowing, I'm freezing my a** off (but not enough to actually lose the saddle bags sadly) and highly recommend that you come visit me ASAP. I'll even vacuum your room and take you to BRUXIE FOR BRUXIES. yes. i've lost it.

Katie said...

A breeze and Bruxie? I can be on a plane tomorrow.

this free bird said...

passing *gasp* out

Brenna said...

what a creative concept! looks so yummy :) i wish i lived in southern california...

Laura said...

umm.. WOW! I could hop on a plane and come join you for some Bruxie right now. That looks ridiculously delicious... and fattening.. but delicious, so that trumps all. :) And you are so tiny and young looking anyway, you fit in just fine.

I may have to recreate some bruxie's here in Sweden for my hubby.. His workout regimen would be ever so grateful.. i'm sure ;)

Krystal said...

you crack me up major!! bruxie sounds divine! and i like your shoes, they are very what people are wearing here :)

RosaLovesDC said...

Oh that looks good. The one with sundried tomatoes and goat cheese looks divine. If they taste how they look, I cannot blame you for going off your no-gluten diet at all.

Diana Mieczan said...

Oh my goodness, bruxie looks and sounds delicious and I adore your Converse. I have a pair in blue and they are so comfy, arent they? Muah, sunshine

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Ooh fried chicken or gruyere in a Belgium waffle? Yum!
sorry been Mia. How do people work, travel and blog? Help.

xoxo,

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Debby said...

Carrie, you can even make a sweatshirt look super stylish! Love it! Oh, did you say Nutella? I'm booking a flight... that's it! I bet the chef could make you a gluten free version of any of these.... put that boy to work. OMG if Tim could cook I would work him like a dog! ha ha. xo

Closet Fashionista said...

Oh wowza those look soooooo tasty!!!!!! But shame on you for eating gluten :p [I would probably starve if I had to cut it out because I'm such a picky eater as it is]
And I love your college town outfit ;)
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Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

Oh wow. These are what I need in my life. These would make life infinitely better :)

Cara said...

WOW! Looks like heaven!
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Megan said...

seriously carrie? a recipe containing waffles and anything will get me in trouble. but a recipe containing waffles and nutella?? you can't do this to me...i like seriously have no self control (but i do have a jar of nutella at my work desk....no joke).

PS: next time you hike it to kauai, don't forget about me.

marissa at the boot said...

omg bruxie madness! never heard of it but i'm hooked! i would be a sweet bruxie kinda girl - the fruit and cream one, let's say - mmm maybe i need to recreate this right now!

Leah said...

Looks yummy. And I love this outfit too. I am a huge fan of comfy/casual and anything with converse!

xo L.

Tara @ Haute Lunch said...

Those sandwiches look delicious! If I get back to SoCal sometime I will definitely check this place out!

Courtney Erin said...

Oh...my...god...I need to go there. Like now.

xoxo ~ Courtney
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kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

you just broke my brain.

off to google Bruxie...Bruxie for pres!

Val said...

Excuse me...while I wipe the drool of of my keyboard. WOW, what yummy looking food.

fshnonmymind said...

Wow, this is quite the interesting concept and you describing everything makes my mouth water and get fixated on trying it.

Stop giving me food reasons to travel to Cali!!!!

Jessica said...

I need a Bruxie in my life. STAT.

Valerie said...

Oh my god. Carrie, THESE are the waffle sandwiches you were talking about?? I MUST get one NOW. I want to try one of each, actually. I hope I make it to this place before the move, because I doubt they have Bruxie's in michigan. Haha.

xo
Val

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

wha what! - i confess i LOVE Belgin waffles - but i hate ANYTHING on them - no sugar or anything - i like my french toast and pancakes the same way - looks yummy - but i would want "plain nothing on it" .... and well i just need to try a Bruxie!

Tanvi said...

I need a little bit of this goodness right away!!! NOW ! :)

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Daisy said...

stop it! just stop! I am way to jealous of those bruxies. for once it's my turn to be jealous of your eats.

Dancing Branflake said...

I am obsessed with Belgium waffles and so the just makes me cry a little inside that I'm not there eating those wonderful sandwiches. Yum!

la petite coquine said...

Holy HELL those look DELICIOUS. Easily lose your mind magical. It's no wonder you threw caution to the wind for one (or three) of those little gems! Please tell me Bruxie is planning to open an SF cart soon...

Kristin said...

Are you kidding me? I want to hop on a plane right now! Y-U-M!

Bonnie said...

OH, MY GOODNESS.
I need this in my life RIGHT THIS MINUTE.
I am such a pancake/waffle whore that I need to eat this sometime in the very near future.

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Marie a la Mode said...

Oh Lawdy, these look amazing! And I'm loving your casual-chic outfit ; )

Nikki said...

I would go banana and nutella all the way. YUM!

You and your tummy need to make these brownies...and top with peanut butter frosting (peanut butter, powdered sugar and butter)

Wheat-Free Brownies
1/3 cup Butter or non-dairy alternative
1/2 cup Cocoa powder
6 Eggs or equivalent substitute
1 cup Sugar or equivalent substitute
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
1/2 cup Coconut flour, sifted
1 cup Chocolate chips, optional

Instructions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a medium saucepan over low heat, blend the butter and cocoa powder. Remove from heat and let cool. In a separate bowl, mix the eggs, sugar and vanilla. Blend this into the cocoa mixture. Stir in the coconut flour until the batter is no longer lumpy. Add the chocolate chips, if desired. Bake in a greased 8x8 baking pan for about 30-35 minutes.

this free bird said...

Thank you Nikki!! That's so kind and I'm a huge coconut flour fan....even have some in the freezer right now. woot!

Stephanie said...

Oh my god those look amazing! Especially that banana/nutella one ... mmm... nutella...

As far as books for summer reads, I've never read Something Borrowed (of course, I started with the sequel) but I've heard it's even better than Something Blue. I also really liked The Sharper Your Knife, The Less You Cry. It's not by the same author, but it was a really good summer read. (I read it on vacation last year). If you like food, which it seems like you do, then you'd probably like that book. She includes all kinds of delicious French recipes!!

Signe said...

See now you made me hugry!
I need to get me a waffle iron asap :)

eat, sleep, denim jennine said...

omg i almost passed out that looks so good!

Taj Acosta said...

Oh My Gracious...my mouth is drewling...

Olivia.Dee said...

oh for the love of all things delicious!!! THANK YOU FOR THIS!!! My sister and I will be in the area for some hours later this month and I've been trying to find a place to eat! Its settled! BRUXIE!!!

Marjorie Rose said...

Hey, if you're gonna sin, might as well enjoy it all the way!

I will forever remember the word BRUXIE(thanks for drilling it in my head :) It will be my first meal in SoCal the next time I go there.

Josie said...

MMMMMMMM, yes, please! This looks absolutely amazing -- especially the fried chicken one! And of course the dessert sandwiches. What a combo of my two favorite things. And you look perfect for your venture into college town... So cute.
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

OneCraftyFox said...

Hey babe, I totally want to sink my teeth into one of those. Great casual look, I need to get me a pair of shoes like that.

My Heart Blogged said...

That thing looks delicious. Fed-Ex me one? :)

kavery said...

This looks so good and covetable. I'd even think of giving up my fave pair of shoes for a Bruxie. Just thinking mind you ....!

MerciBlahBlah said...

GET OUTTA HERE with your waffle sammiches. Seriously. I have GOT to be pre-menstrual, cuz that sounds like the best thing I have ever heard in my life.

mwah!
Shan

ruthy ann said...

omg...that looks insanely amazing...my stomach is growling!

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Bruxie looks wonderful! And the name is so fun too! Now I can't stop saying bruxie! It's on my list next time I'm down South! xo

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

holy shit Carrie I can't believe I have never heard of this! These look so amazing and would probably send me into a food induced coma because I would want to try every single one!! YUMMMMM

lesouefsbrouilles said...

OMG I DIE

Kelly said...

Shut the front door. I have never seen something so incredible looking in my entire life. Seriously, I am salivating.

Kara said...

Bruxie for president lol!! These sound so flipping good I can't stand it. You guys seem to have the coolest stuff in cali- a bit jealous. I'm tempted to try making my own (I guess just don't add sugar or something- do waffles even have sugar in them? I'll have to check, but def making these now!) I've always wondered what chicken and waffles would be like, but now after seeing the sandwich I'm going for it! Love the outfit too :)

Kristin W said...

A little late, but I am so utterly obsessed with this idea. It takes me back to Belgium (not that I had anything sandwich-like in my waffles there). I am drooling.

And I'm totally adoring this simple outfit. This is really my kind of outfit.

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