I'll go ahead and print this thread in the LA and International boards, and the Uberhounds can delete the one they feel is appropriate.
I returned from a trip to Belgium and The Netherlands about a month ago. I tried my first *real* Belgian waffle which, to the uninitiated, is a much different animal than the American/Belgian counterpart:
1) They are rectangular, slightly larger than a McDonalds hash brown and twice as thick (but much thinner than what Americans get at an IHOP or something
2) The flavor is much different-- they are sweet and soft on the inside, with a crunchy layer outside. They are delicious and sweet even without any topping.
3) They are not considered a breakfast food-- more of an afternoon snack
So my question to you is this-- do you know a) the difference in recipies between the authentic and American and b) do you know of any places in Los Angeles where I could find these authentically made?