Denny's Corporation

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2014

    Houston Cop Tells Senate Committee "We Are Not the NSA," Argues Against Cell-Phone Privacy Protections

    Houston police officer James Taylor really wants you to know one thing about local cops: HPD is not the National Security Agency, "nor are we the federal government." Taylor repeated the mantra several times in testimony before the Texas Senate's State Affairs Committee this week, insisting effort ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2014

    Reasons We Should Eliminate Tipping at Restaurants

    I'm always a little shocked and disgusted when I discover that someone I'm friends with is a lousy tipper, or expects some ridiculous level of service in order to extract a meager dollar bill from their miserly pocketbook. It's not usually a case of that person simply being an insensitive or cheap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    Sheriff's Investigators Looking for Duo in Denny's Heist (VIDEO)

    Robbing a Denny's is the low-hanging fruit of the armed robbery world. Maybe that and sticking up a McDonald's are at the bottom of the crime barrel. How much are you really going to get out of people fighting the munchies at 12:30a.m.? Well, Harris County Sheriff's Office Robbery Division today r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2013

    Forgotten Houston for Kids: Watercoaster

    When I was in middle school, I was not the cool, studly vision of awesome I am today. I was a nerdy kid, who struggled to be popular even if I was hilariously funny and devastatingly handsome even then. Ahem. But, what helped raise my status among my fellow middle schoolers were my annual birthday ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2013

    Eat At Denny's and Help Support Shooting Victim's Family

    You can honor the memory of Robert Greig Placette and help support his family by eating at Denny's today. All Houston Denny's locations (57 to be exact) are hosting the benefit night in remembrance of Placette, who was killed on August 26 while shielding children during an armed robbery at the rest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    This Week in Food Blogs: Chicken Wings, Caribbean Fare and Breakfast All Day

    Hank On Food: Evidently, though we here at Eating Our Words missed National Wing Day on Monday, Hank On Food was on the ball. Or, if you will, on the wing. Anyway, Hank wrote a great round up of local spots to get wings. Some of them are wing restaurants and some of them aren't wing-focused, but sti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    UPDATED Free Press Summer Fest: This Year's Toughest Schedule Conflicts

    This weekend's Free Press Summer Fest at Eleanor Tinsley Park is officially (way) sold out, so our readers who don't have passes at this point are sadly now forced to test their skills at the "secondary market." For those of you who are already in, this week Rocks Off will be bringing you our staff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    The Chicken Fried Steak of My Dreams at Tom's Burgers and Grill in Arlington

    Weirdly, there's nothing about Tom's Burgers & Grill anywhere on the Dallas Observer's website. Perhaps that's because Tom's and its charming, chrome-covered diner are in Arlington -- a bit far outside the normal expanse of coverage for our sister paper -- but considering that we routinely cover spo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Houston Nightclub Parking Lots: After-Hours Death Factories?

    If Houston's 2012 track record is any indication, the most dangerous places in the Bayou City seem to be our roadways and nightclub parking lots. Hardly a week goes by without an argument turning into some sort of drunken shootout or brawl leaving somebody or some bodies dead on the ground. Even l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    Don't Eat That: A List of Foods to Avoid

    This is my close friend Jamie from Hackney, East London, and he will eat anything you put in front of him. Whole, raw jalapenos and Thai chiles, dubious Asian convenience store sandwiches at 3 am -- whatever it is, it doesn't bother him. He once showed me a video from Thailand of him eating ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Cop Shoots Man During Denny's Altercation

    An off-duty cop eating at Denny's shot a man who threatened him with a knife during an altercation, Houston police say. Officer J.C. Lopez, a six-year veteran, was with a group of family and friends when another group, including Clemente Vela, 32, got into an altercation with them, HPD says. Each g ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 10, 2011

    West Eggs

    A previously barren side of town gets two tasty breakfast options.

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Joseph Harrell, Waco Minister, Pleads Guilty To Selling Millions of Fake Shares in "Petro America" Investment Scam

    Photo by Mandy OaklanderA member of the Ministers Alliance on his way to a meeting at Denny's, in typical Alliance uniform.​Yesterday, a Waco minister named Joseph Harrell pleaded guilty in a Missouri federal court to playing a key role in a nationwide securities scam. Harrell admitted sellin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    On the Menu: Eating Puppies at Denny's

    ​Easy PETA, I'm talking about Denny's pancake puppies--the somewhat revolting breakfast appetizer I ordered last Sunday. I rarely get pancakes, but something was oddly intriguing about these bite-size balls of fried dough. Maybe it was just my sixth sense of the impending National Pancake Da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    "Brinner": The Best Way to End The Day

    59 Diner.​When I lived in the Northeast I was very familiar with "brunch," but it wasn't until I moved to Texas that I heard of the term "brinner" (i.e., breakfast for dinner), although I was certainly acquainted with the concept. As a kid, my mom would serve us ham and scrambled eggs and toas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    An Afternoon Breakfast at Ziggy's

    Veggie sausage, eggs and sweet potato hash: Breakfast at Ziggy's is a very good thing.​After a very long week, nothing makes me happier than sleeping in as long as possible and then eating a leisurely breakfast around mid-day. Unhappily, it's difficult to find breakfast past, say, noon if you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    $2.99 Grand Slams at Denny's on Black Friday

    We prefer the Moons Over My Hammy​Let's say for the moment you plan on being out early on Black Friday. Let's also say your four hours of sitting in line followed by the frenzied trampling of other humans to buy the hundred-dollar laptop and three-hundred-dollar flat screen television you are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    Denny's Grand Slams $2.99 on Black Friday

    Mmm...Moons Over My Hammy​There's nothing getting an early start running errands or getting some exercise followed by a good, hearty breakfast. It's the perfect start to a great day. This Friday will likely not be one of those days. Instead of errands or exercise, there will be sleep deprivati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2010

    The Five Reasons Your Food Photos Suck

    Spike55151You're doing it wrong!​From blogs to Flickr to food message boards, everyone seems to be taking photos of their food for all of us to appreciate, but it's tough to enjoy crappy photos and far too many of them suck. Take just a few minutes to search Google or Flickr for any food item ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    Health Dept. Roundup

    ​Inspectors tracked down some fairly heavy hitters in the last week, and we here at Health Department Roundup are only too happy to pass these bad boys on to you, our discerning public. Denny's at 8199 Southwest Freeway, south of Beechnut, was among the worst offenders this week, with eight v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Sexy Pancakes would be a terrific name for a funk band.​ Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where man cook meat with fire. This includes cooking froggie with fire, which, while delicious, look disturbingly like a bunch of little naked half-people on the grill there. Y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    The 5 Scariest Things About Denny's

    boost ventilatorBasically an entire goddamn Grand Slam Breakfast between two slices of bread.​In the recent kerfluffle regarding Denny's new sandwich, the Fried Cheese Melt, we seem to have forgotten that it's far from the only reason to be afraid of the 24-hour restaurant chain. Allow us to r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    The Zillion-Calorie Cheese-Stick Sandwich

    ​After learning that Denny's has a new cheese-stick sandwich, I just had to try it. Yes, that's right: a cheese-stick sandwich. Four cheese sticks are smothered between two slices of American cheese, two slices of buttered toast, and then fried again. Bring it on, baby! Don't forget the marina ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2010

    Five Reasons Your Drummer Hates You

    ​Q: What do Ginger Baker and black coffee have in common? A: They both suck without Cream. We all have our favorite drummer jokes. That's probably the best one we have ever heard in our time, because it's actually true. Drummers don't get enough love as everyone else in a band, considering ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Five Questions to Answer Before You Decide Where to Eat (When You're Drunk)

    ​You've closed out your local pub, and you're a little bit lit up. Not so drunk that you're stumbling around talking to trees and vomiting on yourself, but drunk enough to be extremely impulsive. And the impulse hitting you right now: You need food. Slowly you remember that you haven't eaten s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes #5 Fried Chicken at Barbecue Inn

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Healthy Alternatives: Late Night Breakfast

    ​Cramming for finals and 24-Hour diners go together like butter and salt. Diners and eating healthy, not so much. So when we decided to step up the difficulty level and make this week's healthy-alternative meal center on late-night breakfast, we enlisted a little help via the Internet. Living ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Remember Pimp C's Sweet James Jones Stories?

    Houston's history is dotted with albums that, fairly or un, have been swept aside. We'll examine them here. Have an album that you think nobody knows about but should? Email Pimp C Sweet James Jones Stories (Asylum, 2005) ​We're not sure where we saw it, but we once read a l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Food Fight: Battle Pancake

    This is only disturbing if you don't love astronauts and pancakes. And if you don't love astronauts and pancakes, you probably hate America.​Breakfast is truly my favorite meal of the day. So many options, so many endless permutations of eggs and bacon and cheese, so many opportunities to blat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Health Dept. Roundup: 77064-77071

    ​The next stops on our zip code tour of the city are in 77064-77071, an area northwest of town near Beltway 8. At Hido Japanese Grill & Sushi (17396 Tomball Parkway), a re-inspection on March 22 found potentially hazardous foods being improperly thawed in water. Inspectors also found the pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    Eating Out on Thanksgiving Day? What's Open

    ​Not everyone in the city celebrates Thanksgiving, and that should come as no surprise given our increasingly diverse tapestry of residents (something for which Eating Our Words is thankful). And not everyone who celebrates Thanksgiving does so with a big family dinner at home. For these folk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    Highland Village Farmers Market Thanksgiving

    Photo by Experience LAFree range turkeys, making their way to a roasting pan near you...​For the down-to-earth and/or most ambitious of us, Olde World Farms is offering a limited supply of free range turkeys at the Highland Village Farmers Market this Saturday. It's part of a huge push on th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    How To Make The Perfect: Grits

    We're starting a weekly series on how to make the perfect [insert food here]. While none of us are experts on everything, some of us are pretty darn close on at least a couple of things. Stay tuned each week as the Eating Our Words bloggers detail how to make the perfect meatloaf, marinara sauce, fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    The Art Guys Are Home on the Range With New DVD

    ​Hot on the heels of their recent marriage to a tree, The Art Guys (Jack Massing and Michael Galbreth) unveiled their new DVD last Thursday at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The two-DVD set, titled Home on the Range, features video works spanning 1984 - 2008, and the evening-length performa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2009

    This Week In Deliciousness

    Ray's Franks' Freddy Krueger will haunt your dreams. But in a good way. Welcome back to the weekly round-up here at Eating Our Words, where we have gravy on tap. To start off with, Mike Giglio out-spent Robb Walsh $13 to $7, because Mike is a fancy man of top-shelf tastes. He seemed impressed b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    50-cent Breakfast: Spicy Hog's Head Cheese

    I heard the lines were pretty long outside of Denny's this morning. This is the day that all Denny's locations are serving a free Grand Slam breakfast. I like eggs and pancakes and all, but I started wondering if Denny's food was really worth waiting in line for. Then I remembered that I bought a do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    Slam One Down For Free

    Are you hungry for breakfast?  Are you poor (or at least cheap)?  Good news! Just in time for the recession, all Denny's restaurants across the nation are offering their Grand Slam breakfast for free tomorrow only from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  That's two pancakes, two eggs, two sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    $7 at Huddle House

    Where: Huddle House, 8619 Richmond off Dunvale, 713-785-0003 What $7 gets you: A chicken fried steak with hash browns, two eggs, buttered toast and jelly. It'll also get you (with change in most cases) the Patty Melt, Philly Cheese Steak, Huddle Burger, most of the rest of their sandwiches, and th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2008

    The Egg & I

    At the newly refurbished shopping center on Memorial and Kirkwood that was once anchored by Hungry's and the slightly shady Russian food store, Moscow Market, a change has taken place.  This same change is pervading all of west Houston, as 1960s-era strip malls up and down Memorial are sha ... More >>

  • Music

    September 11, 2008
  • Music

    June 5, 2008

    Denny's Adopts Rock Bands

    The diner chain now serves up a little rock on the side

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2008

    If Music Be the Food of Love, Play On

    Touring bands, especially those that haven't graduated to bus level, have a special relationship with Denny's. The roadside restaraunt chain is always open, providing a perfect post-gig spot to sober up on free coffee refills or just get to know the townies a little better. Its locations are often l ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 19, 2005

    Fore for Four

    Hit the links for a good cause

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    September 2, 2004

    Tail Wagon

    Help E! live up to its exclamation point

  • Dining

    April 12, 2001

    True Grits

    Speaking off the toque: Tom Williams

  • News

    August 31, 2000

    Live Free and Die

    Smokers' rights activist Dave Pickrell thinks his freedom is being stubbed out cigarette by cigarette. He's fighting to stop that, coughing all the way.

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    February 18, 1999
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    March 17, 1994

    Harmonic Convergence

    Vegetarian Thai cooking finds a happy om at the Maharishi's pacifying Heaven on Earth

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