Pittburgh’s Pamela’s Pancakes Party!

Say that five times fast.

Andrew and I went to Pittsburgh a couple weekends ago to visit Alex and his girlfriend, Mackenzie.  Read the post here.

While there, we went to Pamela’s Diner for pancakes.  It was our second time; Andrew and I went a couple years ago while we were in the city for a weekend.  Pamela’s is famous for super-thin pancakes with rough, scraggle-y, crunchy edges.  The crunch is seriously amazing.  Below are photos from our recent trip:

I ordered mine the ‘classic’ way, which is served with strawberry slices, sour cream and a little brown sugar.  The way the flavors and textures meld together is unreal.

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Andrew, of course, ordered his plain.  Check out those edges!

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Well,  the morning we were going to leave on our trip, I got my bi-weekly email from King Arthur Flour (of course I get emails from a flour company?!) and what did they feature but Pittsburgh’s Famous Pancakes!  Before I even scrolled to the bottom I forwarded to Andrew with only this line: “Could they mean Pamela’s??”

Yes.  Yes they did.  And now I had the recipe.

So, of course we had to plan a pancake party with Alex’s parents in order to try out the recipe.  Somewhere along the way, we decided to make bloody marys, too….

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Cheers!!

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What a fun brunch-time drink 🙂

And maple-roasted bacon…

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Our pancakes certainly didn’t turn out as prettily as Pamela’s seem to…

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…but we had a blast together.  We picked up other ‘diner’ sides, like cottage cheese and fruit cocktail, and somehow ended the meal with vanilla ice cream (???).  I’m convinced I can give the pancakes another shot, so perhaps we’ll get another taste of P-burgh soon.

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BTW–Update on the frozen laundry room pipes:  After our bout of freezing rain yesterday morning, all the snow disappeared and we’re well above freezing.  I have the first of four loads of laundry in the washing machine right now…

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