It's no secret that the Fatguyfoodblog crew loves them some Denny's. Any restaurant that offers a "Bacon Pyramid" to educate their guests, along with a Maple Bacon Sundae special...that's great in our book. Yeah. They actually did that. Check out the review HERE.
So when we see that Denny's is offering a "BUILD YOUR OWN OMELETTE" we got wondering what kind of awesome monstrosity we could create within our nearest Denny's location. So we hopped in the Fatguyfoodblog mobile and drove an hour to the Salem, NH location to tackle this beast.
|The sign lights the way for weary travelers.|
RICH: I started out with the New Chocolate Peanut Butter Milkshake. I have to tell you, one thing Denny's always does right is supplying you with that extra bit of the milkshake that doesn't fit in the fancy glass. They could just throw it away or try to pawn it off on some other rube, but no, they give you so much, that it's almost like two milkshakes! Everyone knows the only thing better than one milkshake is two, so this starts off great. How was it? Loaded with peanut butter flavor. The chocolate was an afterthought, but I was okay with it, because I'm a peanut butter fanatic.
Then my omelette arrived with it's side of hash browns and grilled English muffin. The omelette was pretty damn big. Loaded to the max with Prime Rib, American Cheese, Cheddar cheese,Bacon, Peppers and onions. I had to draw the line at those. I looked at the offered choices and while the fat guy part of my brain was screaming at me to get ALL THE CHEESES, I knew it would be a mistake I would pay dearly for, so I went with a combo I know works, American & Cheddar. Like the dynamic duo of cheeses.
I'll be honest, I had trouble finishing this thing. I mean look at the omelette there on the plate, just dumping out ingredients. It was so loaded that I feel like I would have been full if I had just eaten all of that without the egg at all! But, as any champion knows, you have to dig down deep if you want to achieve glory, so I did what had to be done and put this monster down.
JOSH: You know, I searched high and low for an appropriate tag team wrestling gif for the occasion, but couldn't find anything! So here we are, in an image-less segue. If anyone can find a cool one, post it in the comments and I swear I'll use it in my next post. Onto my review!
I decided to dive into the usual diner standby: coffee. The new Denny's menu boasts flavored coffees, hazelnut and vanilla.
I then proceeded to Build My Own Sampler, featuring Cheese Quesadilla's and Jalepeno Bottle Caps. The Quesadilla's weren't all that appealing, but I mean what can you expect from a cheese quesadilla. Much like pizza, a bad cheese quesadilla is still a good cheese quesadilla. But these new jalepeno bottle caps, were where we hit the snag. I'm into decently hot stuff, but these, these were just hot for hot's sake. The pepper hotness was not of flavor, but of just whatever hot chemical equation restaurants figure out to make each one of their peppers a different hot level. I'd say dial back the kelvin's and we'd have a more solid appetizer.
|That's paint on his thumbnail, folks, Josh is an artist!|
|sour cream doused the flame|
Onto the star of the show, the omelette. I ordered a Ham, Onion, Avacado, American, and Smoky Cheese blend.
|rye bread rules|
My fears were unfounded, as you can see this glorious testament to man's achievement birthed 9lbs 6oz of my favorite various fillings. A Spartan parent would keep this egg baby safe and train him to one day fight alongside it's legion of 300. I loved this omelet. Aside from the not so great quality ham bits you find when they happen to lose the rest of their omelet friends, everything about this was stellar.
Unlike Rich, I was unable to conquer this guy. Tried as I might, I was the Ivan Drago to it's Rocky Balboa. My every bite, taking it's toll, like I was eating iron. This Build Your Own Omelet business should be a permanent thing!
HEATH: Being the "Wild Card" that I am I went straight for the NEW! double chocolate pancake puppies with peanut butter sauce. Being an avid fan of their normal pancake puppies I knew I was in for a treat!
Like Rich, I also love peanut butter! It pumps through my veins, If I ever need a blood transfusion save the O- for someone who needs it more than I do. Fill my I.V. bag up with peanut butter and shoot it straight in. Don't forget the cookie after, I don't want to pass out. This peanut butter sauce was nothing to mess with. They even serve it warmed up a bit! BRAVO.
Being a man of carriage I felt the need to amp this up and asked for some chocolate sauce as well. The waitress happily obliged and smiled. I saw that in her head she was saying "That's a great idea". This was served chilled, opposite of the peanut butter sauce. Together it was as close to heaven as I'm ever going to get, but in my mouth!
|double dipping allowed|
In the end I couldn't have asked for more! The six puppies I received were more than enough, but I did finish them. I Don't know if they beat the red velvet pancake puppies with cream cheese icing that I had last year, but they were damn good!
So I think, all in all, there's not much bad we can say about this promotion. It was pretty damn fantastic and well worth the money. Get to your local Denny's as fast as you can! When you do, tweet us a pic of your omelette and we'll see if it's as impressive as ours. Will you chicken out like Josh, or rise to glory in the arena like Rich? Either way, GO BUILD YOUR OWN OMELETTE RIGHT NOW!
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