Pineapples & Pancakes

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Alright, I have another one for ya!  The Eagle and I (the boyfriend) took a trip to try out this Pineapple Upside-Down Pancake.   These trips aren’t always planned, for sometimes the people call upon us.  Who are these people?  You know, the people.  The people reach out to us when in need of deciding where to eat.  It’s what we do…and I enjoy it.

We pull up, seems the lot knew we were in the neighborhood – parking was easy.  The Eagle steps out to adjust his sun-glasses.  “BEEP” the car locks.  “Head towards the green awning”, I yell out.  We worked our way to the door, confirming its entrance.

It’s bright and pleasant inside, I smile with approval.  The waitress guides us to our seat, seconds for waiting.  I suddenly hear chatter, “I think it’s her?”  I knew what they’re thinking.  The sounds take me back to Jacks n Joe‘s.

I place the order – DISHES CRASH!!!

“She ordered it,” a young girl whispers.

“You think she’ll like it?” another questions.

The Eagle wasn’t so sure so we opted to share yet ordered potatoes and eggs with a biscuit on the side.

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LARGE PLATES from this HOUSE

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Hash House A Go Go is where we ate while in Las Vegas.  And Boy oh Boy I’m a sucka for themed restaurants – I love them!  It’s a restaurant chain offering as they say, “Twisted farm food”.  Well, I dig ’em!  You’ll come across a tractor in the center of the room, straw decor, brick walls with dinner-like seating options.  They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner just so you know.  And make sure to view their website for they have locations in varied states.

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Yup, plate size pancakes is what they stir up around here.  In Los Angeles, CA there are a couple of spots that other similar large pancakes such as The Griddle Cafe located on Sunset Blvd.  Both places offer the exciting experience of taking on plate-size flapjacks, wondering if you’re able to complete it all.  I did LOL However at the Griddle they offer more stacks creating a tremendous challenge. The lines are long at both places and the wait sucks, but The Griddle at least offers way more amusing selections.  It’s their gimmick.

Well getting back to HHAGG, clearly I went for the Blueberry Flapjacks with crispy bacon and eggs scrambled hard.  Yes, my berries are on the side because I had to share my cakes with someone who wanted simple Butter Milk – LAME!  SOOOOOO no creativity via MOUTH lol  The taste was unflashy.  Nothing to scream about, but not bad either, just there.

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As far as their themed selections, there are items titled, ‘The Tractor Driver Combo’ and (pictured to the left) their ‘Sage fried Chicken Tower’.  Two sage fried chicken breasts with hardwood smoked bacon waffle tower, hot maple reduction and fried leeks.  Definitely offering large plates from this house!

Do I need to return?  Not really, but because it’s a simple enough spot as far as taste, sure I would.

 

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Best Breakfast in Chicago :)

I love my Eagle so much.  (He’s the boyfriend remember)  Well, he took us to Chicago simply to dine at varied restaurants for my blog…ok fine and to also visit family.  We literally visited a new spot each day for every meal of the day <sigh of gratitude> HE’S AMAZING! (picture me smiling, doing turning paddle turns while tossing confetti)

First up was Batter & Berries.  This (B.O.) spot was and is a “must visit”.  Known for their french toast, I decided to order the ‘Flight of French Toast’ which is their sample platter offering four-five varied flavors such as (in photo order) Taffy Apple, Lemon Curd, Caramel Pecan, Strawberry and Blueberry.

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When everything is good in Montana

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WOW!  What kind of place is this?   If EVER in town and I mean EVER please stop pass Stella’s Kitchen & Bakery. They’re located in Billings, MT., across the lot from the Best Western.  These places make me want to open up a shop that serves breakfast and baked goods.  A girl can dream right?  I mean, while here I encountered the best HOMEMADE french toast, biscuits and gravy and muffins <oh sigh of joy>   Every bread item melted in my mouth.  Nothing was too sweet, just right.  They would bake fresh muffins in the morning and then send a few over to the hotel.  That’s how we got hooked!  <LOL>  Talk about wanting to get back to the hotel to RUN across the lot just to eat more of their food.  I can NOT see how anyone would give them less than 10 stars.  Yes, family owned (F.O.), which I love, from a lovely couple who are actually from Los Angeles <LOL> who knew!?!?  (pictured below)

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The owners were oh so awesome, just the best.  They took the time to talk with us and share their stories about growing up in Los Angeles.  Our eyes lit up as we all smiled with excitement.  Funny the things you learn about a person when you take the time to speak with them.

Well, when everything is delicious, nothing can go wrong.  Even if the customer service was horrible, it would still be ok because the food was great.  We ate their at least 2-3 times and if ever in the area again I would not dare go anywhere else!

I’m a fan Stella!

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I beez in the trap, be-beez in the trap

Nicki Minaj Defines “Beez In The Trap” on ‘The Graham Norton Show’ as, “Our slang way of “I beez doin such and such” so it’s like I’m always in the trap. Now the trap, ladies and gentlemen, refers to anywhere that you get your money.”  I’m laughing at the fact I took the time to include such a person in my blog because I wouldn’t consider myself a fan.  However, because of where The Eagle and I ate at today, it was appropriate.

For a last minuet, let’s try it out decision while on the road of running errands, we stopped at Honey Bee’s House of Breakfast.  He heard me mention them in the past so I guess he was willing to try them out.  <happy sigh>  That’s why we like him people.

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The Eagle ordered the pancakes of which they are known for, accompanied by a very well seasoned veggie omelet which I strongly suggest.  I went with the french toast.  My plan of action was to get a varied selection between the two of us.  Together we also experimented with their hash browns, scrambled eggs and english muffins.

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