All the talk of White Castle for Valentine's Day had me pining for my favorite 24 hour chain restaurant, The Waffle House. Fortunately Lawman and I were bound for Pennsylvania, home of the Northern most Waffle House, this weekend and there was no question where we were heading for Valentine's Day...
But what to order? It's been awhile since we've had a Waffle House fix, so our eyes were a bit bigger than our stomachs. Lawman ordered up the All Star Special Breakfast: Two eggs over medium, wheat toast, three strips of bacon, cheese grits, and a waffle. I ordered a waffle, one biscuit with sausage gravy and a large order of hash browns scattered, smothered, covered, and peppered--for the uninitiated that's hashed brown potatoes: "scattered" (spread on the grill), "smothered" (with onions), "covered" (with cheese), and "peppered" (with jalapeño peppers). You can also get your hash browns, "chunked" (with diced ham), "diced" (with diced tomatoes), "capped" (with mushrooms), "topped" (with chili) or "all the way" (with all available toppings).
This was one mighty breakfast.
Moist yet slightly chewy, sweet and slightly malty, Waffle House waffles are always a treat.
Hello, waffle. I love you!
Waffle House waffles are sweet enough for me to eat on there own, but Lawman likes his with syrup.
Here are the scattered, smothered, covered, and peppered hash browns.
I usually go for hash browns scattered, smothered, covered, and chunked, but the pepper was a nice kick.
The sausage and biscuits were skippable.
While the biscuits were buttery and pleasant the sausage gravy wasn't much to write home about and with so many other tasty options on the menu, safe the tummy space.
Lawman liked his cheese grits and eggs. Next time I'll be sure to order some protein with my breakfast instead of a starch triple play (biscuit, waffle, and hash browns)
Our whole giant breakfast was under $15. Not bad at all. Especially for Valentine's Day Dining.
As we were finishing breakfast we overheard a couple at the counter say that they had driven from New Jersey just for a WH fix on V-Day. Aww.
The Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Waffle House, 97.03 miles from NYC
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Apparently there is a Waffle House Museum in Decatur, Georgia. Sounds like a road trip to me, Blondie...