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Jul 12, 2008 08:21 PM

Patty Melt of my Dreams and the Decade

Once again, Pann's delivered a 2/3 lb. patty melt tonight that was the juiciest, the most fabulous, the beefy-est of any patty melt I could dream of in heaven and earth, Horatio. The perfect medium rare with the bread being soaked and the gooey melted cheese and grilled onions playing perfect counter point to the rye bread. And that's not even getting in to the gigantic platter of 6 wings that made a tower of bountiful browned and crisped goodness on my wife's plate. My coronary arteries may be screeching to a sudden halt, but it will happen with a smile on my face and little flecks of meat juice kissing the creases of my lips. Oh yeah, I had a coupon for a free shake and I tried their brownie milkshake. Wow!! Great, lucky selection on my part. I am all descripted out, but if you love brownies and you love milkshakes then give this a try next time you happen to be at Pann's. You wont be sorry.

Okay. I'm done now.

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  1. 2/3 of a pound?? are you serious??? I'm there, next trip, which is coming up pretty soon, thanks for the report!

    But since I am not a big brownie fan, can you recommend any of the other shakes for my next visit? They don't happen to do a good root beer float by any chance?

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    1. re: susancinsf

      they do a root beer freeze, which is like a root beer float

      if you like blueberry, try the blueberry shake

      they also do a really interesting (IMO) oatmeal cookie shake

      1. re: susancinsf

        I have found their shakes to be pretty uneven. Their coffee shake, which is usually one of my favorite flavors, has such a tremendously strong coffee taste (it ought to be called a double espresso shake) that it was unpleasantly bitter to my taste. If you like a very sweet shake then the peanut butter shake is a good choice. They have several banana combined with other flavors shakes that I haven't tried as yet. And the the oatmeal cookie shake mentioned by Emme sounds like one I'll have to try the next time. I have had their blueberry shake as well and it was good.

        I'll be interested to read your take on the patty melt, Susan.

        1. re: Servorg

          a bitter coffee shake that does sound really good.

          but there's no way i could have a patty mealt and follow it with a shake, they would really have to pull me out on a stretcher,

          there's definitely also high-fat, super high fat content to the beef, which is also why it's so darn juicy.

      2. Wonderfully described. I hope your descriptive faculties regenerate soon.

        1. Where did you get that coupon, and how can I get one?

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          1. re: ozhead

            You get awards they mail you after you get your "Pann's frequent diner card" and each time you dine there and remember to use it you get points. At some point they begin to give you free food. Usually it's a free dessert or a shake, but sometimes it's dinner.

            1. re: Servorg

              To expand on the Pann's card, you fill out a form and they give you a magnetic strip card. Everytime you dine there and pay, you present your card. They track your spending and you get a $10 coupon for every $200 you spend. I never read the fine print so I'm hazy on most of the details. Make sure you bring the card, otherwise no credit to your little account. They mail you a card for something like a free desert around the time of your birthday (info gleaned when you register for the card). They used to send you little text messages once in a while, but I haven't gotten one in a while so they may not do that any longer.

          2. "....the most fabulous, the beefy-est of any patty melt I could dream of in heaven and earth"

            Yes it is.

            1. i gotta realize that you ride your bike there for miles so that counteracts the patty melt every time you go there, right?

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              1. re: kevin

                I drive to Pann's for my patty melts since my wife is with me for our night time visits and she isn't into biking.