Sunday morning, New Year's Day 2017. Where are you going to go for breakfast? We chose Denny's on Sixth Avenue. I've eaten at Denny's countless times. It's one of the very few places I can order grits. I didn't this morning, however.
We had just dined the morning before with friends at the Original Pancake House in the Sixth Avenue District. My gingerbread pancakes at OPH were much better than my Denny's buttermilk pancakes, and so was the slice of ham, but otherwise Denny's stands up well to the competition. I prefer the hashbrowns at Denny's as opposed to the breakfast potatoes at OPH.
I ordered the Lumberjack Slam, which gives me pancakes, two slices of bacon, two sausage links, a slice of ham, two eggs, toast and hashbrowns - all for $11 and change. The toast was well buttered, and I was given extra butter as my request. In addition, I ordered a large glass of orange juice. I know it's frozen, but I've never had a watered down glass of it served to me at Denny's. I have ordered the fresh squeezed orange juice at OPH before, but didn't like it.
Peg ordered the turkey dinner. The very accommodating waitress allowed her to choose chicken noodle soup as a side and she had a second helping of stuffing instead of mashed potatoes. What was strange was that the meal was served with brown gravy instead of turkey gravy. What's with that? Although the dressing and gravy was inferior to Peg's homemade version, the dinner from Denny's wasn't bad at all.
Peg really enjoyed the chicken noodel soup. The broth was excellent and the noodles were nicely toothy. She might order it, again, but I bet next time around she orders a bowl of the soup without the meal.
When we arrived just before eleven, there were quite a few people in the restaurant, but it was not full at all. By eleven-thirty that changed. The crowd at Denny's is a nice slice of Americana. There were young and old sitting in their own groups as well as blacks, whites and orientals. There were many smiles and people were extremely friendly. We chatted with a senior on her way back to her seat with family. Sooooooo small town.
As I said, the waitress was accommodating as was the cashier. I had a one-sheet ad with coupons. The cashier took the one that gave the most discount and handed the others back. They were good for seven more days.