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.


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


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….







What a fun brunch-time drink 🙂

And maple-roasted bacon…


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


…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.



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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