Any pancakes Obama likes have got to be good, right? I mean, he's probably had a lot of pancakes. But his very favorite ones? Located right in Pittsburgh - at Pamela's P&G Diner in the Strip District.
First things first, Pamela's is CASH ONLY. And they're only open until 3 p.m. We hit up an ATM, and we luckily found a spot on the street nearby to the Strip District location and simply walked over. We had to put in our license plate for the meter. Weird.
We stood at the front for a few awkward moments as diners watched us fidget. It gets packed in here, but I think we hit it at a good time.
For just two people, we were seated in a row of two-person tables where I felt as thought I was closer to the people to my sides than to Afton, who was in front of me.
I ordered Pamela's Famous Crepe Hotcakes with sausage links for $7.35. While you do need cash here, at least it's pretty cheap. And if you're not feeling breakfast, they have salads and sandwiches.
But, really, get the pancakes. They're huge and slightly crispy on the edges. Very flat and served three at a time, eclipsing my plate.
I like the little bits of crisp at the end. Make sure to get some protein, though, to help sop up the massive discs of syrup and butter and carbs. Tasty. If you have the chance, check it out.