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When we were planning our trip to NY Kraft asked me what I wanted to do in the city. The only thing I for sure wanted to do was eat pancakes at the Clinton Street Baking Co. We learned about this restaurant on “Throwdown with Bobby Flay”.
First off, let me say that restaurants in NYC are tiny and crammed with tables. These places are very efficient with their space. So we walk into this place that has no more than 12 tables and bump into the owner. I recognized him from the TV show. He stopped and looked at Olivia and said, “Ah, well, aren’t you guys brave to be out there with her?” And smiled and walked out. Super nice guy. We got a table immediately. Kraft ordered the blueberry pancakes (their famous for these) and I ordered their banana and chocolate pancakes.
It was a really hard hike to this place. It was really snowing a lot. The ground was slushy. I was slipping all over the place. Man, these pancakes better be worth all this trouble. They totally were. Oh my goodness, these pancakes were delicious. Mine had fried bananas on top with a drizzle of chocolate sauce. They are served with warm maple butter. That’s right, m-a-p-l-e b-u-t-t-e-r. I’m so sad that they don’t have this in Austin. I’ve never eaten such good pancakes. I don’t know what their recipe is for them but I will definitely be trying Bobby Flay’s recipe and see if they’re anywhere near as good.
If you are in NY, go to this place. Really, you’ll love it.