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Dec 9, 2012 09:33 PM

Denny's and "The Hobbit" movie?

Anyone tried the new Denny's Hobbit inspired menu?

Middle earth worthy?

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  1. My friends and I went recently and tried much of the menu.

    The "Radagast's Red Velvet Pancake Puppies", with a cream-cheese dip, were very tasty; so were the "Lonely Mountain Treasure" french toast bits -- which are just as tasty as french toast -- they're lemon-poppyseed and are pretty good.

    We weren't super impressed by the Hobbit Hole Breakfast, which was just fried eggs in cheese-sprinkled burger buns, more or less... and the pumpkin pancakes were really rubbery and not so great.

    The standout item in all of this is the Shire Sausage, which is almost shockingly good compared to what you usually find at Denny's. It's a full-size sagey peppery sausage that's much better than you'd expect.

    After the Hobbit hooplah is over, I'd be surprised if the Red Velvet Pancake Pups and the Shire Sausage didn't stay on the menu under new names.

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    1. re: Boston_Otter

      I dunno if I can say ""Radagast's Red Velvet Pancake Puppies" to a Denny's server with a straight face, esp. first thing in the morning.

      1. re: ipsedixit

        Believe me, I couldn't get through saying "I want to build my own Hobbit Slam" or watching my friend order the "One Ring Burger" without giggling.

        1. re: ipsedixit

          ...but could you say "rooty tooty fresh and fruity" (IHOP breakfast)?

      2. I didn't even know they were edible.

        1. I haven't tried it yet, but can't think of a better place for a Hobbit themed menu. I'll have to ask my parents to take me for elevensies when they pick me up at the airport in a few weeks.

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          1. re: mpjmph

            Wow. I did not realize that "elevenses" was a real thing until looking it up. I remembered it from the LOTR but thought it was made up for the movie.

            1. re: Dax

              Wow. I did not realize that "elevenses" was a real thing until looking it up

              It's Middle Earth code for "Starbucks" ...

          2. Really, I know that word from Paddington Brown. He usually had cocoa for his...

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            1. re: Ariadanz

              I remember that. Winnie the Pooh also likes his elevenses. Must be a bear thing.