Friday, April 30, 2010

Big Big Breakfast

My husband does regional travel for work and occasionally I take a vacation day and join him on the road.  This Wednesday we found ourselves in North Jersey at a not-so-fabulous Holiday Inn where the only dining option on site was this place...

Harold's is a New York-style deli where everything is huge.  We're talking 40 oz. milkshakes and grilled cheese sandwiches made with a pound of cheese and a loaf of bread.  Why?  I don't know.

I wanted to enjoy a quick, casual breakfast with my husband before he headed out to work (and I headed back to the hotel room to sleep all morning), so we decided to share three pancakes and a side of bacon.

Actually, we started to order three pancakes, but our server suggested that one would be plenty.  About 25 minutes later, this shows up at our table:

Yes, that is a pizza-sized pancake and a pound of fried bacon.  No, we didn't eat it all.  We cut the pancake like a pizza and ate some, then we packed up the bacon to take home as doggy treats for Milo and Zelda. 

I think we've found the cause of the obsesity epidemic. 


  1. my first reaction when i saw the pancake was, "what the hell?!" but that bacon looks really good. and you're right. the obesity epidemic could likely be traced back to this place, lol

  2. You really have to love a place that has this kind of shtick. The thought of all that food really has me smiling. I know you must enjoy those getaways with your husband, especially when he takes you to places that are this outrageous :-). I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

  3. OH MY GOODNESS! That is ridiculous yet exciting. how much was it?

  4. I'm cracking up! Hon, this place was on Diners, Drive In's and Dives!

    yeah, that is the reason for the obesity epidemic. You would have done better to keep driving to the Menlo Park Mall and go to the Cheesecake Factory! LMAO!

  5. @Monica - The pancake was $9.95. It could feed four normal people. The side of bacon was about $7.

    @Moni - Oh yes, we had lunch at The Cheesecake Factory at Menlo Park Mall! I figured this place had been on DDD!

  6. Oh, snap! I love it! :)


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