Have you heard the recent uproar about the restaurant IHOP (International House of Pancakes) changing their name to IHOB (International House of Burgers)? I know it’s a publicity stunt to get their burgers out there so you know my mom/dad had to give them a whirl. Now, mom/dad had tried their burgers previous to this new promotion and they enjoyed them.
So off they went to the IHOB cause you know burgers are daddy’s specialty. Currently during the promotion, you get a drink and endless fries with your choice of burger. Did you hear that? Endless fries. Mom said she heard angels singing when she read that – my mom is so silly. Burgers range from $7.00 to $11.00 and come in various forms. Mom went with the Classic with Bacon and Cheese (how could you mom?). Dad ventured out a bit more. He got something called a Big Brunch. It had cheese, bacon, a fried egg and hashbrowns on it. It was a monster!
So what did mom/dad think? Both said they were good and they loved the french fries (crispy with a crunch and yes they got a refill of them). These burgers for the price combining the fries and drink were a deal; however, the burgers themselves didn’t make their top 3 list of burgers they’ve tried. They weren’t bad but they didn’t really stand out in flavor either. Does that make sense? They would eat them again for the mere price but wouldn’t go out of their way.
But hey, you make your decision. Have you tried them yet?
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Okay friends – today’s Travels in the South is brought to you by daddy. He likes to think of himself as a professional eater. I’ll admit it. He’s *almost* as good as me at packing some food way. Almost.
Now there is one restaurant that is open seven days a week 365 days out of the year. I’m sure a lot of you will recognize the name – Waffle House. This is a southern restaurant chain that opened in 1955. You walk in, the waitresses and staff get to know you and call you by name. You order and can then watch the cook prepare your breakfast right there in front of you in their kitchen at the grill. All of the food is prepared fresh – from waffles to omelets and everything in between.
Daddy has the craving lately for a new dish on their menu. It’s called the Philly Cheese Hash Brown Bowl. It starts with hash browns (cooked however you want them), topped with cheese and Philly steak. Sometimes, dad even adds add a couple of scrambled eggs. It’s a bowl that has everything. You can also get the bowl with other breakfast meats…. but we won’t mention them okay. Snort sand oinks.
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Hello sweet friends. How was your Valentine’s Day yesterday? In honor of the sweetest day of the year, mom/dad shared a little love yesterday as well. They went out to dinner and afterwards enjoyed this delicious concoction. And hey, splitting a dessert means half of the calories, right? But who’s counting calories on Valentine’s Day – snorts.
This lovely creation is called a Margarita Cheesecake which is seasonal special at a local steakhouse called Logan’s Roadhouse. Now, it’s like other cheesecakes made with cream cheese but it has Logan’s signature margarita blend on the graham cracker crust. And don’t forget about the sliced strawberries all over the place. Mom said it was – what was the phrase she used – delightful to the fullest!
So, if you are near a Logan’s Roadhouse, make sure you check it out for this wonderful dessert. You won’t be disappointed.
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Sometimes daddy’s midnight munchie monsters awakens him and he *needs* to be fed. This is one of those nights. Daddy woke up mommy to go in search for food… of course that meant a midnight run to the nearest Waffle House – snorts with piggy laughter.
When they got to the Waffle House, mom told daddy about a new menu item called the Hashbrown Bowl. You could see the grin on dad’s face when he said, “Yes please”. So that’s what daddy got for his midnight munchie monster. Let me introduce you to the ingredients of the bowl:
Hashbrowns – requested well done crispy please. They were then topped off with a slice of American cheese and scrambled eggs. That was followed by chopped up sausage (which mom explained comes from a different kind of pig – snorts with piggy laughter). Then the bowl is presented to you – let the eating begin.
So the next time your midnight munchie monster hits, run for the Waffle House who is always open.
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Today we continue our travels in the south series. I’m going to take you back to Tybee Island, Georgia. Why? Because that happens to be one of the places in the entire world that mom/dad can get to for an escape of reality to find inner peace. You believe that, right? Snorts with piggy laughter.
So there mom/dad was in one of the many stores on Tybee Island, wondering around aimlessly looking for ‘it’. You do know what ‘it’ is, right? When woman know they need something but can’t quite put their manicured finger on what it is they need. You follow me now? So there they were in this store, mom looks up and says to dad, “There it is!” Oh dear have mercy is what I think dad mumbled. What was it? Take exhibit A in the picture to the left. For a moment mom thought they were in the South Pacific on Easter Island. Where else would they be finding this ‘dude’?
You know Easter Island – There are mysterious moai statues that are huge – averaging 13 feet and weighing 14 tons. Although they stand silent reaching for the stars, they speak volumes on how did they get there and how were they constructed which to this day is a mystery. So was mom surprised when she found “Junior” here on Tybee Island, Georgia of all places. Now, mom thought Junior would be awesome standing either on her front porch here at the Hotel Thompson or on the deck. See, mom’s weird like that. And I’m sure us anipals would have endless nightmares of Junior chasing us in our sleep. So, this is the one time that I can say dad talked some sense into mom… this time. But if Junior is still there the next time mom/dad visits the island, I can’t promise it won’t come home… yay.
And another “it” that mom found while shopping endlessly for nothing, was a treasured Tybee Island rock. You know this rock did make it home to the Hotel Thompson and is now treasured with our other pet rocks. They all get along and have been talking non-stop about the beach and the fantastic water. I foresee a pet rock excursion taking place to Tybee Island in the near future. Do you?
Now, I’m stepping away from this part on food – take it away mom/dad ❤
For obvious reasons, Bacon doesn’t need to see this. This creation is one of mine and Jim’s favorite breakfast foods while visiting Tybee Island. We even introduced it to Jean/Bill from Canadian Cats and to Fozziemom/Fozziedad from All Fur One and One Fur All when they visited.
It is hash browns well done crispy sprinkled with chopped up fried bacon. See, that’s why Bacon didn’t need to see this. It is insanely evil and so delicious. You won’t look at plain hash browns the same way.
Hope you enjoyed this week in our Travels in the South series. Until next time
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