The International House Of Pancakes - serving breakfasts of amazing quality.
I enjoyed this breakfast some time ago, but the memory remains. No matter how savoury the breakfast order, the pancakes are always served alongside. Not only that, but there is a choice of five flavoured syrups to go with them.
I have yet to find something about breakfast in America that I dislike. The scrambled eggs are superb, the hash browns refreshingly un-fatty....the bacon crispy, the ham tasty...and the sausages delicate in flavour, although not a patch on Jason's - of course.
I am told that the breakfast omelette was excellent...it certainly /looked/ excellent, wouldn't you agree?
The food here is very plentiful, expertly cooked and very good value for money. It may be cosier eating at home, but costwise...it really does make sense to eat out. Even the petrol stations have become wonderful convenience stores that make great food to take away.
At one such place, "Sheetz", you can get a sandwich made from Pretzels, Biscuit (scone), Pancakes or even plain old bread. There is a fearsome array of coffee pots, espresso machines, pre-maid speciality pecan and toffee coffee and - well...just so much stuff my mind simply boggles.
I think back to Northumberland...and the odd petrol station that does coffee. Poor coffee. Expensive coffee - and with very little choice. Well, it's just a world away.
I ordered my lunch today at Sheetz. I ordered it on a touch terminal, just like the one pictured here. Well, actually, it was the one pictured here. I went through the process to get my Nachos. I was up-ordered because I went for an extra Jalapeno-stuffed Soft Pretzel - as well as extra cheese. Goodnes, they have these things figured out well. All I really wanted was the Nachos with cheese. I ended up with extra cheese, spicy beef chilli and the soft pretzel.
It was nice, too. :)
Once ordered, a ticket pops out the bottom of the machine, just like Argos. After a trip to the till to get the ticket stamped as "Paid" one can then proceed back to the food counter where someone will have made the delicious things. This, indeed, turned out to be the case.
I think I even have a picture of the pretzel that they came up with. It was about the size of a DVD disc. It tasted vaguely of Jalapenos, but was a rare disappointment overall. I wish I had not been tempted into buying it.
The Nachos themselves were delicious. They reflected the tendency around here to make things genuinely spicy. I guess it's just a shame for those who like chilli, but prefer it a little milder. Still, a nice turnaround for those like me who are so often let down when so called "spicy" chilli, just isn't.
Oh my, I do believe I have descended into food babble. Thank you for reading. Yes, I am finding the food here utterly fascinating.