Joined Feb. 8, 2007
2 years agoLauren Vaughan's comment on:
Wow, Lisa Garza, discriminate much? You might want to bone up on Chapter 21 of the Texas Labor Code, The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as this could easily be labeled as race/color and age discrimination. Too bad there's not a Just Plain Bitchy and/or Too Full Of Yourself Act because you qualify for both.
4 years agoLauren Vaughan's comment on:
And I'm even happier to hear that SFUZZI'S is coming back too :) Sheesh. I even previewed the dang thing.
4 years agoLauren Vaughan's comment on:
Glad to hear Sfuuzi's is coming back; let's hope the plethora of shoulder pads do not.
4 years, 11 months agoLauren Vaughan's comment on:
Well, I am not a disgruntled employee and I can tell you that I will not be returning to Delaney's - for brunch anyway. Being in McKinney on a rare breakfast occasion and not being a fan of chain restaurants (and hearing TERRIBLE things about the unsanitary things going on at Bill Smith Cafe), we were delighted to run across Delaney's. I called first to inquire if they served breakfast (we saw cars in the parking lot but there are 2 restaurants side-by-side and we weren't sure which one was open) and asked the girl on the phone if they served breakfast and she said they did. I asked her if they served traditional breakfasts, such as Eggs Benedict, she said they did. Yay!
We arrive to find a clean, well staffed restaurant without a lot of people (but enough to make us feel comfortable). Yay! We had a lovely, attentive server. Yay!
(Side note to Delaney's: Please take down the "Celebrate St. Patty's Here!" banners and decor. It's mid-April and either you're inappropriately late or inappropriately early. Also, for your female staff over 22, do not make them wear the schoolgirl outfits, it's also inappropriate. Moving on...)
A glance at the menu suggests that the girl I spoke to on the phone may need some additional training. There is not traditional Eggs Benedict on the menu. There is an Irish Benedict which involves a hardboiled egg, surrounded by sausage and breading and then deep fried. Boo!
I decide on the Bacon Breakfast (2 eggs scrambled or fried, Texas Toast, cream gravy, bacon and fries or Potato Cakes for $8.50) as it is the most "normal". I ask if they can do poached eggs. Nope, only scrambled or fried. Boo! I ask how their scrambled eggs are and am assured that they are moist & delicious and not dry and cardboard-ish. Yay! We ordered our food and waited. And waited. And waited. Finally the food shows up and we are all disappointed. The scrambled eggs are not moist. They are inedible. Their "Texas Toast" is thickly cut Sourdough bread and is a poor compliment to cream gravy (which was obviously from a mix). The bacon is extremely fatty and not at all crispy. The "potato cakes" are soggy, grease-saturated, deep fried shredded potato patties with some sort of breading that resembles a weird hushpuppy breading. Very unappetizing and it is so greasy that after one taste, I can feel my arteries clogging. Boo!
Their one child's breakfast plate is one scrambled egg and ham. For $5.50? And the ham is not a ham steak, it's shaved ham like you put on sandwiches. Huh???
The biscuits on a companion's plate were the driest any of us have ever had. They simply crumbled into pieces even though they were covered with the gravy.
After 2 bites of food, I had the server remove my plate from the table and the item from the menu, which they did without batting an eye, something I greatly appreciate. It would have been nice to have a manager come by to speak to us, however no one did.
Cute place, decent waitstaff and the good review above would get me to try Delaney's again - for lunch/dinner and their more traditional Irish fare. But for breakfast/brunch, I think I'll drive into Allen or Plano.
5 years, 11 months agoLauren Vaughan's comment on:
This is insanely awesome. There are so many people I’d like to thank, people I just couldn’t have done it without. First, my ex-boyfriend for being such a tool that I dumped him, thus making myself SINGLE. Second, I’d like to jointly thank Pegasus News and Single Gourmet. SG, I have a feeling I’m about to give you 200 of my hardest working dollars to join your little club (heretofore unknown to me, WHA???). Let’s be new best friends!
6 years agoLauren Vaughan's comment on:
Yes it's a bar but it's a bar with some of the most amazing grub you'll ever eat and with some of the most amazing food specials you'll ever find. Have a love for chili cheese dogs? Lucky for you the Pour House has 'em for 2 bucks on Sundays. And I'm not talking about some itty bitty dog here. I'm talking about a huge ohmilordwhydidiorder2ofthesethings? dog with all the fixins. How bout mini cheeseburgers at a buck each on Mondays? Oh and speaking of the burgers, they are the best you'll put in your mouth. Juicy and cooked perfectly, they are served on homemade bread (wha?!?) that will make you cry (the minis are served on homemade bread too. shutit). Also guaranteed to make a grown man weep like a skinned knee 6 year old girl are the fries. Cut and cooked fresh they are the prefect side to any dish in the joint and you can even get 'em loaded with cheese. The kitchen is closed on Tuesdays (boo.) but there are $.25 wings on Wednesdays and I think a taco special of some sort on Thursdays.
Friendly staff, huge TVs, cold beer, stiff drinks, a dog friendly outdoor patio (with a TV) and awesome food. Hurry, hurry.