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Dots Back Inn

I’ll preface this post by saying Guy Fieri has been here and we have a bit of a past. While Fieri’s descriptions of food are lacking, his unhealthy breakfast spots are not. Seriously,  his food descriptions are lacking — watch the video below about Dots’ black bean corn cakes.

I am a lover of unhealthy food, especially at breakfast. When I saw Dots Back Inn on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, I knew a trip to Richmond would be in the works. Even better that my trip to Richmond came on the first day of 2012.

Located in somewhat of a suburban looking area, Dots serves breakfast, brunch, and lunch in their small restaurant. Along with a basic diner interior, there comes a typical diner menu. I’m not complaining.

Eggs any style, stuffed French toast, corned beef hash, and chunky monkey pancakes all grace the the brunch menu. One the first day of 2012 my eye went directly to the huevos rancheros.  Perhaps it was The Little Grill in Harrisonburg, Va that got me hooked to Mexican dishes for breakfast, but once I saw the rancheros I immediately ordered. Smothered in what looked to be homemade salsa, there were fried eggs (cooked perfectly) on top of chili, cheese, sour cream, and taco shells. I added black beans to the mix, too.

The consistency of the chili mixed with the sour cream and egg yolk paired quite nicely with the crispy flour tortilla shell. Every bite had a crunch as well as a bit of spiciness. In the words of Guy Fieri, it was “really good.”

So obviously my New Year’s resolution had nothing to do with losing weight or eating healthier. A favorite to many of the locals, Richmond’s Dots Back Inn brings heavy, but delicious meals, with amazing service to Virginia’s capital.

Watch the 5-minute clip about Dots on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives:


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Becky’s Diner

I’ll start off by saying that my family and I had been planning a visit to Becky’s Diner prior to arriving at our hotel in Portland, ME. But when our bell boy (who was Adam Sandler 20 years ago) told us that Guy Fieri of Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” stayed in our hotel about a month ago to review Becky’s we knew we had to make a trip.

Woah, Guy!! Too bad we missed his trip to Portland, but I had a delicious experience at the diner nonetheless.

Walking in on Friday around 9 a.m. we had to wait for about 15 minutes before we were seated. It’s crazy to think that Becky’s had been open for FIVE hours already. When we drove by Saturday morning around 10 a.m. the wait looked to be about an hour. I can’t imagine what the crowd will look like once Triple D’s airs on the Food Network.

Becky’s still has a hometown feel to it with what looked to be a lot of locals lining the counter. I know I had to do it up big if I was going to be eating at a “soon-to-be-famous” diner.

For $8.50 I ordered the Hobson’s Wharf Special. Let me break it down for you: Bacon, two blueberry pancakes, two over easy eggs, homefires and two slices of toast. Did I mention all that food was for less than $10?

The bacon was thick, the homefries were fresh and the eggs were cooked perfectly.

Everything on my two plates was amazing. My dad ordered the Hobson’s Wharf as well and I traded one blueberry pancake for one delicious slice of french toast.

My mom is still raving till this day about her hash. What is hash you ask? Basically just pork sausage, potatoes, onions, egg and tomato all mixed up and mashed together.

Well, Becky seemed to get their hash spot on. I wouldn’t be surprised if their entire menu is spot on.

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