Saturday, March 2, 2013

Waffle Palace

Have you ever been to the Waffle House?  They’re so common in the south and in my neighborhood that I can easily walk to four locations from my house. Waffle House is a place that began in the metro Atlanta area so most of us in the south have grown up going to WH as children, college kids, after parties and for breakfast “anytime”.  For my family WH is an important part of our Christmas Eve tradition. When my kids were small and I knew there was no way we could get them to bed we would pile in the car and head for Waffle House for a breakfast in the middle of the night.  To this day we always go to WH on Christmas Eve.  My son enjoys giving our server a huge tip each year as we leave and we enjoy sitting in the car and watching as the table gets bused to see the reaction of the recipient.

So, if you aren’t familiar with Waffle House, you probably can’t imagine why this topic is post-worthy. But let me tell you, interesting things can happen at Waffle House. Seriously! If you enjoy people watching, you will love the Waffle House experience and obviously Larry Larson felt the same way when he wrote the play, Waffle Palace.

A few weeks ago my son and I finally got to see Waffle Palace and I was so glad we did.   It’s a wonderful play that highlights a place where all kinds of people gather and a diner, along with its management is trying to keep up with the changes of development. The play itself is amazing because 7 performers play the parts of 21 characters and several characters are nothing short of hilarious. It runs through March 17th so there’s still time to see it if you live in the Atlanta area.
 P.S. The waffle doughnuts on sale at intermission are worth a try!!!


  1. I haven't been to a Waffle House, but have heard about them. Great Christmas Eve tradition . . . Would love a waffle visit and to see the play too!

  2. I love the Waffle House - looks like a great play - glad you told us about it. Sandie

  3. we have not been to a Waffle House in over 20 years...I just remember the waffle makers behind the counter overflowing with batter....the play sounds interesting..

  4. I've not heard of the Waffle House. But I love waffles!

  5. I haven't had any waffles yet, as I've been on a little diet. I will splurge after Lent and this is a great idea, plus, I'm drooling right now iamgining!! Thanks for your lovely comments, pretty lady. I guess hubby was busy lately and decided I should just go and get my own gifts and boy!, I loved that plan!!! Have a great week.

  6. How FUN!! I remember the WF's in FL, but I never see one here in Ohio...I'll have to look harder. Loved their walnut pancakes.
    The show sounds like it would be a blast & my DH would be thrilled with doughnuts at intermission. Such a cute touch!

    Rett aka Heloise LOL

    p.s. You know, they used to call me that back in college, as I knew how to remove every stain imaginable. LOL

  7. Being from the Nashville area we know Waffle House quite well! Sounds like a great play.

  8. I did not know about this show. I like Waffle House and eat there once in a while. Last year we visited the first Waffle House in Decatur – now a museum, and I did a post on it. We enjoyed visiting it. Maybe they will have this play come back some other time.

  9. I grew up in Jersey and I never even saw a Waffle House until I moved to Arizona. Gotta say, the ones here are only in the shady part of town so I've never eaten there.

  10. Thinking of you this morning and realizing I haven't seen you in a few weeks . . . I hope all is well! I like Tybee Island too . . .

  11. This might reach you twice.

    JoJo Joys kept popping up in my mind this morning . . . and I realized I hadn't visited you for awhile. I hope all is well with you . . .

    I liked visiting Tybee Island a few years ago . . .

    Springtime joys . . .
    Love, Lynne

  12. I love the waffle house!

    We haven't been in some time, but their bacon and sausage are amazing, too!