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    Nov 14, 2013

    The Denny's Hobbit Menu Is (Almost) The Second Breakfast Of Our Dreams

    Who knew Hobbits had the same predilections as stoned college students?

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    On a street in Hollywood, there was a Denny's.

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    Not a nasty, dirty, wet Denny's, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy Denny's with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a Denny's with a hobbit menu and that means comfort.

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    Bowman's Brew Pumpkin Coffee

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    First Impressions: Looks delicious.

    Flavor: Blech! Super sweet. We had to ask for black coffee to cut the richness.

    Middle-earthiness: 3. Somewhere in Middle-earth coffee is grown, but do they use pumpkin syrup and sugar in their morning cups? We highly doubt it.

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    Build Your Own Hobbit Slam

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    First Impressions: Looks like breakfast.

    Flavor: Tastes like breakfast.

    Middle-earthiness: 10. The question is would a Hobbit shred potatoes instead of dicing them? Hopefully the movie will answer this pressing question.

    Sweet Potato Pecan Pancakes

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    First Impressions: Good presentation.

    Flavor: Well spiced with candied pecans throughout. Would actually order these again.

    Middle-earthiness: 9. Would have gotten a 10 if not for the drizzle of syrup on top.

    Honey Cake French Toast

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    First Impressions: Looks like something a Hobbit would eat.

    Flavor: Consistency of cornbread and drenched in honey. A little too heavy but all in all OK.

    Middle-earthiness: 10. This is the reason Samwise is so pudgy.

    Hobbit Hole Breakfast

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    First Impressions: Looks limp and sad. That mini bun is also out of place.

    Flavor: We disagreed on this. Ariane liked the cheesy buns. Justin did not.

    Middle-earthiness: 8. "There's something fundamentally Hobbity about cooking an egg into a hole." — Ariane

    Smaug's Fire Burger

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    First Impressions: Do they have french fries in Middle-earth?

    Flavor: Tasty, but the bun was spongey and did not hold the burger together well. Fried jalapeños on top were great.

    Middle-earthiness: 2. Nice try connecting Smaug with jalapeños, but we see through your charade, Mr. Denny.

    Remnants:

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    The french toast and pancakes were just too heavy for us.

    Bellies full, we went home defeated, only having eaten half the items from the menu. “Go back?" we thought. "No good at all! Go sideways? Impossible! Go forward? Only thing to do! On we go!"

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    Regaining stamina, we returned, ready to tackle the second half, much in the same way Bilbo was prepared to enter Smaug's lair.

    Bard's Pumpkin Pie Milk Shake

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    First impressions: "It looks like the picture." — Justin

    "It looks worse than the picture." — Ariane

    Flavor: Tastes like eggnog.

    Middle-earthiness: 2. Would Hobbits use eggnog spices? Yes. Would they make

    milk shakes? Probably not.

    Radagast's Red Velvet Pancake Puppies

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    First Impressions: "It looks like the photo, but there's no cream cheese."

    Flavor: "Almost like funnel cake, without having to be at a fair." — Justin

    Also, two of the six puppies had the tiniest speck of white chocolate in them.

    Middle-earthiness: 2. The only way for a Hobbit to make these red would be with something like beets. And beet pancake puppies sound horrendous, like a Nazgûl's screech.

    Bilbo's Breakfast Feast

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    First Impressions: Looks like nothing that is in the picture.

    Flavor: They ran out of sausage so we substituted bacon (which is better BTW). Basic run of the mill scramble, but the french toast was significantly lighter and eggier.

    Middle-earthiness: 8. It didn't come in a skillet.

    Dwarves' Turkey & Dressing Dinner

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    First Impressions: "Looks like a sad Hobbit Thanksgiving."

    Flavor: Really generic. Chewy turkey, unseasoned broccoli. Although, layering stuffing between the turkey was a good move and the gravy was generously poured. The garlic bread was the best bite.

    Middle-earthiness: 9. Hobbits may not celebrate Thanksgiving, but the odds that they roast turkeys are pretty high.

    Remnants:

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    We ate most of the turkey and scramble. The pancake puppies and french toast simply didn't make the cut.

    “Farewell! O Denny's! May you ever appear where you are most needed and least expected!”

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