Thursday, February 2, 2023
Feeding the soul across the nation: When you go to Vegas go to Lo-Lo’s Chicken and Waffles
By Betti Halsell, Staff Writer
Published January 19, 2023

Lo-Lo ‘s  Chicken & Waffles (Courtesy of Isaiah Halsell)

Sizzling food comes rushing from the kitchen, onto the contemporary-style dining hall—guests softly dancing to classic 90’s r&b music as the waitress greets them with a warm welcome to Lo-Lo’s in Las Vegas, Nevada. A must-try soul food spot nestled in at 325 Hughes Center Drive.

The very first restaurant emerged in Arizona. In 2022, Larry “Lo-Lo” White opened up shop with a 10-year Chicken and Waffle recipe and instantly gained traction in the collective community. With tenacity and a relentless spirit White found himself greeting guests, cooking the food, and walking the local area in a chicken suit—handing out flyers.

The word grew and made it to the ears of the elite, grabbing the attention of Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal, Muhammad Ali, and others, transforming Phoenix, Arizona into an unlikely destination for true soul cuisine.

(Courtesy of Isaiah Halsell)



Lo-Lo’s is now stationed in Texas and Nevada, and the Las Vegas location does not disappoint. There were addictive flavors, warm staff members, and all the classic songs from ’90s hip-hop and r&b were playing. Each of the five senses will be activated.

The Chicken and Waffles come highly recommended at Lo-Lo’s. White created that recipe along with his full menu in the back of his grandmothers’ kitchen; authentically improved with generational knowledge about home-style cuisine. They offer “All-day breakfast, Hood Classics, The Eats, Desserts, and Dranks.” Appetizers include Fried Green Tomatoes, Catfish Beignets, and Fried Okra. Prices ranging from $11- $60.

(Courtesy of Isaiah Halsell)

(Courtesy of Isaiah Halsell)

Las Vegas has a diverse community, considering the practice of working for a Black-owned company, Lo-Lo Security Officer, Isaiah Halsell stated, “I feel comfortable being myself,” he continued, “It’s very warm— management often greets you with a hug–family vibes. LA lot of dancing and events. Mrs. D is very professional, and her work ethic and experience in the service industry show. Personally, as an athlete and college student, I appreciate the fact she has always worked with my unpredictable schedule.”


Learn more about Lo-Los by visiting





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