Once in a while I get hit with a waffle urge. Anybody know where I can get a good one in Marin?
I tried Denny's and theirs was disappointing. Like maybe they just poured some of their pancake batter into the waffle iron.
I tried the International House of Pancakes, and their waffle was worse - non-crisp and leadenly cake-y. IHOP had the better fruit syrups: strawberry, boysenberry, and blueberry - but far from top-knotch. Denny's tasted like some kind of neutral syrup base had been flavored with KoolAid. Fruit syrups should be, basically, thin jelly (like my Mom's memorable quince syrup).
Speaking of Mom, she sets the waffle standard for me. Her simple, basic recipe involves 2 cups flour, 2 cups buttermilk, 2 eggs separated and the whites beaten, one cube (1/4 lb.!) butter, melted, and of course an appropriate amount of salt, baking powder and baking soda. This makes excellent light, crisp tasty waffles. They freeze well and toast up nicely later, too.