There are so many good breakfast/brunch spots in Houston, you’re probably wondering why on earth we would go to IHOP. Well, it’s one of the few places that is usually not packed on a weekend morning, which makes it a good choice when we’re looking for a quick breakfast while out running errands.
I was pleasantly surprised to see their new “IHOP For Me” menu. Lots of breakfast options for under 600 calories, with the nutrition information listed. I ordered the Two-Egg Breakfast For Me, and asked if they could add onion and American cheese to my eggs. They said no problem, and then charged an additional $2 for the additions without saying anything.
Although I ordered the Two-Egg Breakfast, they brought out the 2 x 2 x 2 with pancakes. They were nice and brought out toast and fruit for me after I asked, but it took awhile. I nibbled on the turkey bacon while I waited for the rest of the food so I could take a picture. The turkey bacon was really good!
The service was awful today. The restaurant was mostly empty, but it was sooo slow. I had just finished a run on the treadmill before we left, and while they brought coffee right away, I had to wait almost 10 minutes for my water – I was dying of thirst!
My treadmill run was pretty good this morning – I alternated running and walking for 47 minutes and did 3.5 miles. I finished 5k in 39:30 . That sounds really slow to me, but I’m working on increasing my speed and mileage, and it’s a start.