Thursday, August 29, 2013

Poppy's Waffle House

When in Tahoe we usually end up going to the same places when we dine out. It's not that we don't want to try other places, it's that we just have to do it. Enter Poppy's Waffle House. We came upon Poppy's on one of those days when we were out searching for furniture. It's in Tahoe City and if you're in the area, it's definitely worth stopping by to try the waffles.

On the first visit to Poppy's, Ryan and I stopped by casually for a cup of coffee and a biscotti, nothing special. However, there were a couple of guys in front of us ordering what appeared to be a very tasty looking waffle topped with pulled pork. Needless to say the curiosity lingered. So, finding myself in Tahoe this week with a girl friend and a full day of leisure I decided to make the drive out just to see what these waffles were all about.

The location. Poppy's is located next to a kayak store, the counter is pushed back and there's a sign hanging on the front that reads "Poppy's Waffle Shop and Frozen Yoghurt" (note: the word Poppy's is kinda small). The establishment has outdoor seating only and the restroom is a port-a-potty. I am not certain if they are pet friendly but they were ok with my dog being there (she's a Husky).

The Waffles. We ordered two waffles, one savory and one sweet, so that we could share and compare. At first, I considered the pulled pork waffle for the savory choice, but as it was still early in the morning, I decided to order Poppy's Favorite instead.

Poppy's Favorite: your choice of bacon or sausage, cheddar cheese, chives and a light drizzle of sour cream. Waffle was crispy on the outside and just fluffy enough on the inside. All the ingredients were cooked in the batter they were not topped over the waffle. It was tasty but it felt a little weird to not have any kind of toppings - even just for garnish.

Chocolate Chip: Same idea, the chocolate chips were in the waffle except this one had chocolate sauce and powdered sugar drizzled on top with a dollop of whip cream in the center. Overall tasty but something was missing. The chips inside the waffle were very subtle the flavor was depending on the chocolate sauce a little too much.

Overall: 3.5/5 stars. The savory won over the sweet one, hands down. Will definitely go back to try the pulled pork next time and the frozen yoghurt.

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