off the waffle off the toppings

Off the Waffle, those rascals fronting the new Eugene waffle craze, is no longer serving fruit fillings for their waffles.  They say it screws up their waffle-makers, reported my husband, upon his return home with plain waffles in hand.  And honestly, I don’t mind.  The plain ones are really good.  But the goat cheese and fruit combo was kinda brilliant.  The waffles now come in white or whole wheat flour.

One of the waffles Retrogrouch got was a dud, apparently, and not up to the owner’s standards, so Omer cooked him up another gratis.  I wanted to mention this little gesture because dammit, THIS is the way Eugene business owners can and should act toward their customers.  No fake smiles and weird passive-aggressive shit to try to pass off mediocre stuff as jewels.  Just a good product and someone who stands behind it.  Yay.  Thank you.

3 thoughts on “off the waffle off the toppings

  1. Janet 15 March 2009 / 9:22 pm

    E and I tried it yesterday — we got one white and one whole wheat and split them. I liked them quite a bit but he didn’t care for them — the crunchy caramelized sugar tasted “burnt” to him. And the noise level of the music was a bit high for both of us. Upshot: I’ll probably go back from time to time, but I’ll get my waffle to go, and I won’t bring him along.

    I’m sorry to have missed that goat cheese number, though; it sounds heavenly.

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  2. Dave 17 March 2009 / 9:13 pm

    So what’s going on with those waffles, anyway?
    Here is the real scoop, Eugene!

    According to my stool pigeon, just like everyone else, the waffle brothers loved to eat their waffles with goat cheese or nutella. After some time, it was apparent that these fillings were damaging their irons.

    They immediately sat down for an emergency meeting, the brothers and their irons. They tried everything. Telepathy, icebreakers, jokes, love, they even thought they’d high 5 them like they do some of their guests but the irons did not reciprocate like everyone else does.

    The irons are not having it. When fillings are put into these particular irons, the product is below standard and is not something that they want to have represent their waffle shop (even though it will indeed come out very tasty).

    They have replaced their irons and are currently offering Original White and most days also Original Whole Wheat. They do also make a Original Whole Wheat Vegan; they sell them daily at Sundance and can be bought at the shop by the dozen with a few hours heads up (a day in advance will get you a cheaper price).

    To everyone’s delight, guests are coming in just as consistently and they are still getting a great thumbs up per waffle ratio, even without these fillings.

    If you have not yet been, go ahead and forget everything you know about waffles and treat yourself to one heck of a waffle.

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  3. sharon 24 March 2009 / 2:46 pm

    “THIS is the way Eugene business owners can and should act toward their customers. No fake smiles and weird passive-aggressive shit to try to pass off mediocre stuff as jewels. Just a good product and someone who stands behind it.”

    You’re my local food hero!!

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