Since Valentine’s Day was on a Thursday this year and every single restaurant in town was super crowded, expensive, and required fighting traffic (including the infamous 526 beltway), Clay and I didn’t want to venture too far. Plus, if you’ve been reading very long, you’ll know we don’t celebrate like most couples. Heck, we went to Bruster’s in our pajamas for free ice cream on our wedding night (and did this on our first anniversary).
In last week’s It’s Okay Thursday, I alluded to going to Waffle House for Valentine’s Day. Turns out, I saw a Facebook post about certain locations offering a special candlelit dinner Thursday night, and thanks to the magic of Google, found out the location just down the road from us offered the special dinner.
We planned to tour another subdivision close by, so that sold us (well, me. It was my idea, okay?) on Valentine’s Date Night at the Waffle House. Or as my friend Sam affectionately calls it… the Affle Waffle…
Clay got off work a little early so we could go. He woke up at 5:30 to go in early so he’d get off in time for our house tour and 5:30 reservation at Waffle House. Yes, you had to make a reservation, and it was really funny because all of the servers asked every couple who walked in if they had a reservation, then had to explain what was going on because I guess people weren’t well informed about the special.
The awesome staff at Waffle House #1677 in John’s Island rolled out the red carpet for us. They decorated the restaurant with tablecloths, flowers, crepe paper, and window clings, and when we sat down, lit candles for us and played 90s slow jams on the jukebox.
They also treated us to this strawberry flavored creation with a whipped topping heart.
After our cute little waffle (it was almost like an appetizer, hehe), our food came out. I had an omelet with hash browns and raisin bread toast, and Clay had steak and eggs with whole wheat toast and hashbrowns. The waitress talked to us for a long time about buying homes, Valentine’s Day, and all sorts of stuff and took our picture. All of the staff members were really nice, you could tell they were making the most out of working rather than spending the day with their own significant others.
Italian food is on the menu for this weekend, but the Italian restaurant will have to work pretty hard to beat the fun of Waffle House. we munched on our food and talked about the homes we looked at (which we really liked- no goofy pictures this time). The food was typical Waffle House flair- carb central served up on signature WH plates and kitschy holiday napkins, but Clay and I had a cheap, fun, and memorable Valentine’s Date. We left the waitstaff a very generous tip and made their day, because the date really made ours.