Last year to celebrate The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey finally hitting theaters, Denny’s created a specialized menu meant to reflect it. Instead it created a monster. Max Roarhig (RIP) and I, for the greater good of you dear Flixist readers, went out and ate a bunch of the menu ourselves so you didn’t have to. Our stomachs hurt so much afterward, we hoped it would be the end. But sadly it wasn’t meant to be.
Coinciding with the release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Denny’s also cooked up their very own sequel to the original menu complete with a few new items. Because we love you all so very much, Max (RIP) and I took it upon ourselves to go there…and back again.
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Bowman’s Brew Pumpkin Coffee
The first thing I received was the coffee. Naturally, since it was my only beverage, I had to sip a small amount each time I drank it since they don’t offer refills of it apparently. So in order to last me through my entire meal (which was admittedly larger than most people would order, I guess), I had to “pinky up” on it as I gorged on everything else. As for the taste, I think there was pumpkin in there? Honestly couldn’t tell as the whipped cream and little caramel drizzle saw fit to overpower what little coffee was there (at least I didn’t need to add anything to it). It was overall fine, but I just wish I had more so I could taste it better. — Nick Valdez
Bard’s Pumpkin Pie Milshake (MAX)
Bilbo’s Breakfast Feast
This feast was so big it needed TWO plates. Seriously though, the replacement for last year’s Sausage Skillet is a mere plate of super salty hash browns (don’t eat those or you will die), a link of sausage (but with no bacon, so I’d have the option to bacon that sausage), and some eggs mixed with a few mushrooms and spinach. It’s nowhere near as “hearty” as last year’s giant skillet, but it’s still pretty filling. Especially once you mix in that sausage. Whoo did that slow me down. I started seeing colors oddly at that point. It also comes with two, well uh, “cake” breads. I’m sure there’s an official name for them, but they’re so rich and cake-y, I felt every piece sliding down my esophagus. — Nick Valdez
Smaug’s Fire Burger (MAX)
Sweet Potato Pecan Pancakes