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SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 15 2012, 3:07am

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Good news everyone! Can't Post

I had the Hobbit Hole Breakfast at Denny's tonight for supper, and my friend (not a Hobbit fan) had Frodo's Pot Roast Skillet and.... both dishes were delicious! The bacon was done to perfection and oi do I love egg in the basket -- though this might be more appropriate for a V for Vendetta tie in, am I right?Laugh

The melt in your mouth pot roast was served over a bed of bite sized po-tay-toes, brocolli, and mushrooms which made for a dish (and flavour combination) that is easy to imagine a Hobbit serving. I would that there had been more mushrooms, but my buddy isn't keen on fungi so there were no points lost there.

And just so you can gauge how not a fan my friend is, I commented that it would have made more sense for their dish to be Sam's Roast Chicken Skillet and they had no idea why I would say such a thing.Angelic

All an all a great meal. Some fried tomato would have gone well on the side of my dish. But this is a Hobbit, not a LOTR promotion after all.


(This post was edited by dernwyn on Nov 16 2012, 11:05am)


Longbottom Leaf
Rivendell


Nov 15 2012, 3:41am

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Mmmm...eggy in the basket... [In reply to] Can't Post

Is that real butter from Suttlers hoard?

The finest weed in the southfarthing!


Bombadil
Half-elven


Nov 15 2012, 8:54am

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Bomby's going tomorrow! [In reply to] Can't Post

PROBLEM.."What to do
with all the Meals
served overtime?"

They ARE..24 Hour...s aren't they?
Well, I may eat there
3 meals a day!! With of course
Seconds on Breakfast..?


Otaku-sempai
Half-elven


Nov 15 2012, 2:56pm

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More onions, please! [In reply to] Can't Post

I thought that the pot roast skillet could have used more onion, but that's just me. I got most of my wife's onions from her Shire Sausage skillet anyway, so it worked out fine.

'There are older and fouler things than Orcs in the deep places of the world.' - Gandalf the Grey, The Fellowship of the Ring


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 15 2012, 4:04pm

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Did you happen to taste the sausage? [In reply to] Can't Post

I really wanted to try the Sausage Skillet but I'm very particular about cured meats. Did your love like it?


Otaku-sempai
Half-elven


Nov 15 2012, 4:09pm

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I did! But not on that visit... [In reply to] Can't Post

I am a bit fussy about sausages, myself. This was fairly heavily seasoned (but not "hot"); I found it pretty tasty. Your mileage may vary.

'There are older and fouler things than Orcs in the deep places of the world.' - Gandalf the Grey, The Fellowship of the Ring


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 16 2012, 3:07am

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My sister informed me that she had the Gandalf Gobble Melt [In reply to] Can't Post

and she loved it. I was intrigued by that offering but didn't try it. It has no grounding in Middle-earth whatsoever, apart from Gandalf's name... that and from the photo in the menu it sort of looks like a spam sandwich with some peas stuck in here and there. Regardless my sis had one for lunch today and would not shut up about how delicious it was.

That's 4 for 4 by my count.


(This post was edited by SirDennisC on Nov 16 2012, 3:08am)


wendy woo
Rivendell


Nov 16 2012, 3:17am

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Okay, I give in! [In reply to] Can't Post

All this talk of breakfast on another thread has gotten me in the mood. Why do I need Olive Garden or Biaggi's on the next date night, when I can have an egg in a basket at Denny's? It's the height of Hobbit sophistication and I don't even need to dress up.

You'll see that in every contract. It's called a "sanity clause".
Ha-ha. You can't fool me. There ain't no Sanity Claus.


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 16 2012, 3:23am

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That's the spirit XD // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Eowyn of Penns Woods
Valinor


Nov 16 2012, 3:55am

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I considered it, and mentioned the Hobbit menu to Dad [In reply to] Can't Post

as we passed this really cool Denny's again on the way back today from bird-watching. He said he loves breakfast food any time of day, but we didn't stop. Not enough time today.

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Not a TORns*b!
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Lausus
Bree


Nov 16 2012, 4:53am

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Good stuff [In reply to] Can't Post

I've had the Hobbit Hole Breakfast and the Sausage Skillet. I enjoyed both. My wife and her sister both love the Ring Burger. Actually, I had a few bites of my wife's ring burger and it was quite good. The fries weren't bad either. The sausage is very-well seasoned, but suits my taste nicely. We ordered the red velvet pancake puppies and the seed cake french toast as appetizers. They were also enjoyable. In fact, my wife can't get enough of the puppies and she doesn't even claim to like red velvet. What else? We ordered pumpkin patch pancakes for my daughter and I really enjoyed those too. I wonder if I eat too much of my family's food for them.

Between the two visits to Denny's that allowed us to try all the aforementioned goodies, we came home with six packs of collectible trading cards. They are pretty good quality. Basically, each card is a glossy photo of a character with a description on the back. There are only twelve cards to collect; two are exclusives (Gandalf and Bilbo). I got the exclusive Gandalf, but not the Bilbo...yet. I've had only a couple of repeats. Other cards collected so far are: non-exclusive Bilbo, non-exclusive Gandalf, Balin, Galadriel, Radaghast, Gollum, Fili, Kili, and Thorin. I'm assuming the last card is Dwalin to go along with Balin. We'll see if I get it.


Moahunter
Rohan


Nov 16 2012, 5:27am

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Seems like NZ isn't up for fine dining experiences. [In reply to] Can't Post

Nothing on the Denny's NZ website but I did find this....
.....http://www.stuff.co.nz/...f-Dennys-Hobbit-menu


Bombadil
Half-elven


Nov 16 2012, 5:48am

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Bomby is At Denny's Now! [In reply to] Can't Post

Their Wrap Around (Laminated) Menu is sight to BeHold.
The Hostest seating me said her Children are Squeeling! Now. .
and it isn't even out Yet!
When I asked if I could take Home this Wrap around Menu she said she would Turn aBlindEye.
The Hobbit Slam has Pumpkin Patch Pancakes..Wonderful!
Ordering any Hobbit menu item you get 3 Trading Cards.
I GOT Kili & Radagast and a Free Pancake Puppies when I come back
With a Purchase of an Entree.
Much of the descriptions. Make references to "Elevenses!"
The Ring Burger is crowned with 3 crispy Onion Rings..etc.
Even the place Mats are two sided with
"Pie. More Precious to any Hobbit than any Ring?

So Cool ..this a much better product tie-in than BK before w/LOTR

Reporting Live from Denver Colorado
Later..Bomby


(This post was edited by Bombadil on Nov 16 2012, 5:51am)


Lissuin
Tol Eressea


Nov 16 2012, 6:07am

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To our reporter on the street, Mr. Bombadil, [In reply to] Can't Post

bon appetit! The pumpkin pancakes sound good. Now the question is, are there maple trees in Middle-earth or do hobbits have honey or jam on their pancakes?Smile


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 16 2012, 6:08am

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Lol Great Report Bomby [In reply to] Can't Post

Bomby, did the pancakes taste like pumpkin pie? If so, i'll have to try them next time out.

...and a Kili card eh? There's a keeper... I haven't opened my package yet.


Shelob'sAppetite
Valinor

Nov 16 2012, 6:09am

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Wait [In reply to] Can't Post

You dress up for the Olive Garden???


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 16 2012, 6:10am

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Sorry to have cross-posted with you Lis... [In reply to] Can't Post

Did you know that sweet syrup can be made from a few varieties of tree, apart from maple. If they were really on their toes they would have Mallorn syrup on the side. Wink


Lissuin
Tol Eressea


Nov 16 2012, 6:27am

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Hi, Moahunter, I saw this review, too, [In reply to] Can't Post

and thought he sounded just a tad (HA!) snobbish. One can choose to order gloriously greasy dishes in just about any restaurant just about anywhere in the world, or not, and I wouldn't say no if Sam offered me some nice crispy bacon and sausages. Denny's still has a reputation for family friendly food, cleanliness and pleasant service where I come from. Bring on the Pumpkin Patch Pancakes, sausages...and pie!


Lissuin
Tol Eressea


Nov 16 2012, 6:32am

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Mmmmmm! Mallorn syrup! [In reply to] Can't Post

Now that would get me out of bed on a Sterday morning!


Bombadil
Half-elven


Nov 16 2012, 6:48am

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When I paid I taught the Hostess how to [In reply to] Can't Post

Say Farewell in Elvish
She repeated after me
"Namarie' "
(Of course her kids probably already know that!)


Lissuin
Tol Eressea


Nov 16 2012, 6:51am

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Her kids might know it, [In reply to] Can't Post

but now she can be a "cool" mom, and that title is worth a dragon's weight in gold these days.
Good on yuh! Wink


Patty
Immortal


Nov 16 2012, 8:34pm

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I haven't been there for this. Do they have Lord of the onion rings, and stuff like that? [In reply to] Can't Post

Our local cinema grill has been doing that for years.

Permanent address: Into the West






SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 16 2012, 8:43pm

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They have something called The Ring Burger [In reply to] Can't Post

You can view menu copy and photos here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...t-men_b_2009741.html

The Ring Burger may look like a heart attack on a bun but if you took it apart and ate the various elements individually it would probably be okay.* It sure looks tasty!

*disclaimer: Dammit Jim, I'm a fan not a doctor.Laugh


(This post was edited by SirDennisC on Nov 16 2012, 8:43pm)


Patty
Immortal


Nov 16 2012, 9:28pm

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Thanks for this link, Sir Dennis... [In reply to] Can't Post

I must at least try the smoothie.Smile

Permanent address: Into the West






Bombadil
Half-elven


Nov 16 2012, 9:32pm

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Bomby forgot to Report-In that.. [In reply to] Can't Post

When my..."Rosie-in-Ribbons"
brought out my PumpkinPatchPancakes
That Huge Glob of.... Pumpkin whipped topping
Plopped on the Table?
She&I were Laughing so Hard.....

I know Bomby "made Her NightShift?..

"Watch out!
Incoming
TOPPING!!!"

TommyTune-FULL

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