This is the look they give you when you ask to pass the salt.
Picture it: it's 2 a.m. on a Sunday morning, you just rolled up to this rando Phoenix-area Waffle House in your Kia Soul, and mid-roboloading pancakes into your mouth, the restaurant door flies open. A silence falls over the dining room, and Super Bowl weekend style MVPs Kanye West, Kim Kardashian West, Chrissy Teigen, and John Legend glide through, giving the fry-station cook a reason to live.
They ease into two booths directly adjacent to you and you lock eyes with Teigen. You dip your bacon into a puddle of maple syrup and stare at her sequined ball gown. Kim pulls her cropped fur closer to her, which barely shields the swatch of cloth she's calling a top tonight, and you think, “I guess the cold never bothered her anyway.” Then you notice her husband has his equally seasonally inappropriate "theme song black leather pants" on and you know those balls must be deflated. John Legend just looks so happy to be there you start thinking this whole ironic "us going to the Waffle House"-thing must have been his idea.
But why are they here?, you ponder over your last flapjack. Was their gourmet artisanal chef off-duty for the night? Why would they choose Papa Joe's Porkchops as a midnight meal? Does Kanye know something we don't know? Can you order off-menu at Waffle House?
Suddenly, these tastemakers have caused waffles to trend. What started out as a real basic evening has turned into an event. Sway may not have all the answers to the munchies, but Waffle House does.
Marjon Carlos is a style and culture writer for Fusion who boasts a strong turtleneck game and opinions on the subjects of fashion, gender, race, pop culture, and men's footwear.