Roscoe House to fly wafers in Los Angeles is also a successful bar and pub. It was founded in 1975 by a fellow named Herbert Hudson, a native of Harlem.
The style of food here is "soul food," an American term for food and traditional dishes originating in Afro-American. The name "soul" was attached to this food in the 1960's, when the word soul was attributed to various characteristics in Afro-American culture, such as soul music, the soul.
These restaurants, which have long been known, are known for serving chicken and waffles, but many do not know they offer more traditional dishes on the menu. Either way, Roscoe became so well-known in Los Angeles that no one was wondering about the connection between the two different food ingredients of his name.