- Dommy Aug 11, 2006 05:44 PM
Feeling like Pancakes this weekend... But I want something out of the ordinary, with flavor. I love Campanile's Sour Dough Pancakes. I've always been curious about Dinah's German Pancakes... Any other suggestions?
I'd like Pancakes, not crepes and No geographical preferences, just want to see what is out there... and if it rings my bell, I'm willing to travel... :)
The most overwhelming pancake experience I can think of is to be had at The Griddle on Sunset & Fairfax in Hollywood. You get three enormous, plate-sized pancakes (plenty to share and/or take home) and they come in an array of inventive flavors (chocolatey ones, fruity ones, etc. ). I had the ones that were flavored with Bailey's & Kahlua and topped with whipped cream, and my friend had boysenberry. It's rather chaotic there, and the service at atmosphere crowded and frenetic, and there can be a bit of a wait, but it's the first place I thought of when you said out of the ordinary in terms of pancakes.
Get up early and drive down to The Original Pancake House in Anaheim (1418 E. Lincoln Ave., (714) 535-9815, http://www.originalpancakehouse.com/ ). Their apple pancake is wonderful, as is pretty much everything else on their menu. (And the point of getting up early is to miss the line that forms pretty much any time after 9 on weekends.)
Also, fwiw, and based on a single sample only, I thought The Griddle was okay, but not extraordinary.
re: David Kahn
There's also a branch in Redondo Beach (PCH & Palos Verdes Dr., a few doors south of Bristol Farms, and very close to Chez Melange), if you don't want to go all the way to Anaheim. I've also heard good things about the pumpkin panckaes at Kokomo's in Farmer's Market - brother swears by them.
The Griddle is excellent, as is The Original Pancake House. There's one of the latter by the beach as well:
1756 South Pacific Coast Hwy.
Redondo Beach, California 90277