This is my first blog post about food! Though it's somewhat off topic from my regular reading notes and entrepreneurship musings, it's something I care a lot about. Especially dessert (the most important part of a meal). [I did a research project about crêpes in Southern France during college!]
I'll keep this blog post short in contrast to the portion sizes at The Griddle Cafe. Saying that this place is ridiculous is an understatement. The portions are so enormous that I was doing bicep curls with the takeout boxes of leftovers that I couldn't finish.
This is the type of place where you go with a group of six and order just one dish and have more than enough food.
As a chocoholic, I ordered the Black Magic pancake. Its menu description is perfect: "Disbelief will possess you as you're pulled under the spell of our crushed Oreo-filled flapjacks! Topped with whipped cream and Oreo cookie pieces." The only part they leave out is that you get THREE enormous pancakes (like falling off the edges of the plate, probably 10" in diameter each, 1/2" thick each). It's Oreo and chocolate overload, and I could barely finish one pancake myself. For me, the sign of a good restaurant is the presence of chocolate pancakes on the menu. (I'm collecting places around me that have them as it's somewhat rare!)
The other pancake they're famous for is the Red Velvet, which was equally insane (it was literally Red Velvet cake in the form of a pancake).
With such delicious and huge portions, the pricing is quite reasonable. The place has an old-style counter feeling, and it gets really busy, so you have to find the right time (like between meals or at the start of meals) to avoid the rush.
I can't wait to go back again (and have leftover breakfast to eat for a week thereafter).