WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER, 16: Liege waffle with fresh berries and whipped cream at Locolat, a Belgian cafe in Adams Morgan, 1781 Florida Ave NW in Washington, DC. Liege waffles are a traditional street food in Belgium (Photo by Evy Mages/For The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Waffles Any Way You Can Imagine

It's National Waffle Day. How do you like 'em?

Sweet or savory, smothered and covered, with, um, crab meat or totally plain, there's a waffle for every taste. In celebration of National Waffle Day, a thorough investigation...

A waffle, butter, bacon, and sunglasses resembling a humorous face. Jon Paciaroni/Moment Editorial/Getty Images ALL DRESSED UP A woman prepares waffles on stand Vitalgraufe, on October 14, 2010 during the VAE EXPO fair of takeaways and nomad urban restaurants at the CNIT in La Defense, Paris business district. AFP PHOTO BORIS HORVAT (Photo credit should read BORIS HORVAT/AFP/Getty Images) BORIS HORVAT/AFP/Getty Images ON A STICK WEYMOUTH, MA - OCTOBER 23: A chicken and waffles and egg dish is pictured at Charlie's Finer Diner in Weymouth, MA on Oct. 22, 2015. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) Boston Globe/Boston Globe via Getty Images WITH CHICKEN AND EGG (AND SOME FRUIT ON THE SIDE, YOU KNOW, FOR HEALTH) Daytona Beach, FL - APRIL 11: Various hotel chains use the complimentary breakfast offer to woo travelers. The offerings range from an on-site cook who can make you a custom omelette (at better places) to just toast, cereal and weak coffee at the cheaper chains. This offering, a Texas-shaped waffle, was offered at a Holiday Inn in Port Arthur, Texas. Photo by Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post via Getty Images The Washington Post/The Washington Post/Getty Images IN THE SHAPE OF TEXAS TORONTO, ON - APRIL 20: Corey Mintz's take on crab waffle fries, this time, with Eggo's. (Lucas Oleniuk/Toronto Star via Getty Images) Lucas Oleniuk/Toronto Star via Getty Images AS THE BREAD IN A CRAB SANDWICH DENVER, CO - May 26: Steve Garguilo, left, and Cory Trimm are in the challenge of breaking world record. The Denver Collective Assembly broke the world record for tallest stack of waffles. Judges took a 3-D model of the stack and used lasers to measure. They broke the 51cm Guinness World Record for tallest stack of waffles with 67cm record. May 26, 2018. (Photo by Hyoung Chang/The Denver Post via Getty Images) Hyoung Chang/Denver Post via Getty Images STACKED UP LIKE THE MOST DELICIOUS JENGA GAME EVER Versions of 'wonuts,' a cross between a donut and a waffle, are displayed at Waffles Cafe in Chicago on Monday, April 28, 2014. Left to right: Mexican chocolate, red velvet, and tiramisu. (Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune/MCT via Getty Images) Chicago Tribune/MCT via Getty Images IN 'WONUT' FORM (THAT'S A CROSS BETWEEN DONUT AND WAFFLE) ARLINGTON, VA -- DECEMBER 10: Uni Waffle is on the menu at Kona, the newly opened restaurant in Arlington, Virginia, on Thursday, December 10, 2015. (Photo by Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post via Getty Images) The Washington Post/The Washington Post/Getty Images WITH UNI AND ROE WASHINGTON, DC- JANUARY 15, 2015: International breakfasts - Egg Waffle from B Too, 14th St., NW (Photo by Deb Lindsey for the Washington Post). The Washington Post/The Washington Post/Getty Images OOZING WITH EGG YOLK TORONTO, ON - JULY 29: Junked Food Co's Pulled Smash Waffle is the restaurant's signature dish but with a waffled used as a bun instead of the Doritos bag . The restaurant caters to the late night bar crowd and offers unique versions of guilty pleasure snack food. (Brian B. Bettencourt/Toronto Star via Getty Images) Brian B. Bettencourt/Toronto Star via Getty Images HOLDING PULLED PORK, PICKLES, AND OTHER HEARTBURN-Y STUFF UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 06: A Smokehouse Bomb, consisting of a macaroni and cheese waffle, brisket chili, chopped pork, and cheese sauce, is picture at Wicked Bloom on North Capitol St., NW, October 6, 2015. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call,Inc. WITH EVEN MORE HEARTBURN-Y STUFF, LIKE MACARONI AND CHEESE, BRISKET CHILI, CHOPPED PORK, CHEESE SAUCE... WASHINGTON, DC - Carrot Waffles photographed in Washington, DC. (Photo by Deb Lindsey For The Washington Post via Getty Images). The Washington Post/The Washington Post/Getty Images WITH CARROTS IN THE BATTER AND FRUIT ON TOP CAMBRIDGE, MA - MAY 27: Loaded waffle fries at WuBurger in Cambridge, Mass., May 27, 2016. (Photo by Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) Boston Globe/Boston Globe via Getty Images IN FRY FORM, PLEASE Spinach waffles with poached egg vladislavnosick WITH SPINACH AND TWO POACHED EGGS SILVER SPRING, MD - JANUARY 20: Cheesy Waffle Sandwiches from Weelicious Lunches by Catherine McCord, 2013. (Photo by Toni L. Sandys/ The Washington Post via Getty Images) The Washington Post/The Washington Post/Getty Images HOLDING DELI SLICES DENVER, CO - MARCH 17: From the 'breakfast at night' part of the menu: the southern fried chicken and waffles with sausage gravy and a fried egg on top during a visit to the new restaurant Bacon Social House in NW Denver on Thursday, March 17, 2016. (Photo by Cyrus McCrimmon/ The Denver Post) Cyrus McCrimmon/Denver Post via Getty Images DRIPPING WITH SAUSAGE GRAVY, TOPPED WITH A SUNNY EGG BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 24: Waffle Torta is served during brunch at Redd's in Rozzie in Boston on Sep. 24, 2017. (Photo by Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) Boston Globe/Boston Globe via Getty Images WITH...IS THAT AVOCADO? WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 21: Dorie Greenspans Smoked Salmon Waffles (Photo by Dixie D. Vereen/For The Washington Post via Getty Images) The Washington Post/The Washington Post/Getty Images WITH SMOKED SALMON AND CREME FRAICHE Homemade square green matcha belgian waffles with fresh ripe grapes, blueberries and mint over black texture background. Top view. (Photo by: Natasha Breen/REDA&CO/UIG via Getty Images) REDA&CO/UIG via Getty Images WITH MATCHA, BERRIES, AND GRAPES High Angle View Of Waffle In Plate Constantinescu Andreea / EyeEm WITH ENOUGH CANDY AND CHOCOLATE SYRUP TO TRIGGER YOUR INNER 5-YEAR-OLD Bubble waffle with fruits, cream, chocolate and other toppings Alexander Spatari SERVING AS A CONE (LOS ANGELES, CA) (August 20, 2008) A waffle made from a Jacqueline Kennedy recipe photographed in the Los Angeles Times studio on August 20, 2008 (Photo by Robert Lachman/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) Robert Lachman/LA Times via Getty Images SIMPLE. CLASSIC.

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