Adam Erace writes an ode to BontÃ© arguing it belongs in that pantheon of Philadelphia foods like the Federal Pretzel, Tacconelli Pizza and John’s Roast Pork.
The scrappy waffles are misshapen, disfigured, scarred in spots where Belgian pearl sugar coating over-caramelized into tacky black patches. They make your fingers a sticky mess and burn the roof of your mouth. But man, are they delicious. Emerging warm from the imported irons, oozing dark chocolate or mashed bananas, the gaufrÃ©s make you happy to live here.