It's always a hope to find a non-chain restaurant that has quality cooked food. Years ago, I heard that Spiffy's bakery items were really good. I always wanted to try it on one of my trips to Seattle. We stopped for breakfast. Two of us got cinnamon rolls to go, that were very stale. (I tried mine while waiting for breakfast.) We mentioned it to the waitress. She let us know that the rolls were first baked and then frozen. That begs the question, how old were they when they were first frozen? Sad, sad.
Kindly, she replaced them and commented that the new rolls felt softer (they were wrapped in plastic wrap). She let us know that we should stick the rolls in the microwave for a few seconds to soften them up. Duh, this is what you do with STALE bread to soften it. I was personally, seriously disappointed and even a bit offended. Those rolls cost $4.99 a piece, which was a complete waste of money. Sure enough, they were as stale as the first. They ended up in the trash.
Breakfast.....over easy eggs with red potatoes ($2 extra to substitute for hashed browns), bacon and sourdough toast. The eggs and bacon were fine. The bread was sourdough sandwich bread bought at a store or through a food supplier. The potatoes were tragically as bad as the rolls. They seemed like they were bought frozen and cut with onion and red pepper. The potatoes were uniform as were the onion and red pepper pieces. Cut by a food processing plant? They were very bland in taste, as if they were boiled or poured into a steamed pan to warm. Again, very sad. It was like being served canned peas. Who eats them unless they have to?
Why have a restaurant if the owners are about serving industrial or stale food? There is no passion or pride in a meal like we were served. I doubt the owners would eat what was put in front of us. I'd rather eat at home.
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