It's hard to imagine a restaurant that epitomizes the great American diner better than Huddle House. Since 1964, the restaurant?which has locations scattered prominently throughout the southern states?has warmed bellies with burgers, hearty breakfasts, and heaping helpings of friendly hospitality, available 24-hours a day. Even the moniker is All-American: founder John Sparks came up with the name after a football huddle, hoping it would inspire his customers to gather round a table and swap stories over a warm meal.
Over the years, Huddle House's menu has expanded and adapted to changing tastes, but its focus has remained the same: old-fashioned, American comfort food. No matter what time it is, guests can order up biscuits smothered in gravy and cheese or dig into the shop's signature waffles, whipped up using a secret recipe and waffle irons that can't read. Afternoon eats include chopped steak burgers served with regular or sweet potato fries and sandwiches with a southern twist, like a Philly cheese steak stuffed between slices of thick-cut Texas toast.
Located in West Monroe, Hilton Garden Inn West Monroe is in a rural location and within the vicinity of Ike Hamilton Expo Center and Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo. This hotel is within the region of University of Louisiana at Monroe and Pecanland Mall.
Make yourself at home in one of the guestrooms featuring microwaves and flat-screen televisions. Bathrooms have bathtubs and hair dryers. Conveniences include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards, and you can also request cribs/infant beds.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities, including an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness facility.
You can enjoy a meal at a restaurant serving the guests of Hilton Garden Inn West Monroe, or find a snack in a coffee shop/café. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a business center, and express check-out. Free parking is available onsite.
The iDoctors’ helpful customer service staff and Apple-certified technicians repair injured iPods, iPads, iPhones, and Macs, and gussy up naked gadgets with a stock of device-enhancing accessories. Each member of the repair shop’s gadget-tenders goes through Apple’s rigorous training curriculum of diagnosing symptoms, properly opening and replacing equipment, and crafting emergency hard drives from recycled OS disks or disused childhood memories. The technicians’ skills go beyond diagnosing computing machines, and staff members root out computer problems on dead systems as well. Online customer service reps answer curious customers’ questions.
Natural Wellness Center, helmed by Dr. Carolyne Yakaboski, balances a variety of ailments and discomforts with a natural, holistic sound approach. The ionic cellular foot cleanse draws from Chinese medicinal philosophy to create a negative-ion charged footbath, similar in chemical composition to natural hot springs and static-filled teddy bears. Impurities are neutralized and released by reionization through the feet, resulting in rebalanced body pH and a renewed sense of energy and health. Ionic footbaths are a half-hour long, and most effective when used every other day for about two weeks.
Rated among the top fast-food chains by Zagat in 2010, Papa Murphy's houses crust contractors who assemble each pizza before customers' eyes, then hand them over for firing in a home oven. Fashion a custom pie ($9+ for a large) from a palette of 23 fresh toppings, or test the design acumen and hand aerodynamics of Papa Murphy's in-house tastemakers by going with a discus from the signature, stuffed, or delite menus. The Chicago-style stuffed pizza smuggles layers of pepperoni and italian sausage under the cover of roma tomatoes, onions, and a mozzarella trench coat ($14 for a large; $16 for a family-sized), and the hawaiian in the signature category comes topped with an archipelago of canadian bacon, Dole pineapple, and mozzarella cheese on a beach of tomato sauce ($11 for a large; $13 for a family-sized).