Did you all know that February is National Pancake Month? A whole month dedicated to pancakes! I learned of this interesting American holiday from my friend, Rebecca, a few years ago. This year was my first time participating in the celebration of it.
Of course, I wanted to go to the best place in New York City for pancakes, Clinton St Baking Company. It's so good that people wait in line for 2 hours during their brunch/lunch hours. My friends and I opted for their evening hours so that the wait was not as long. Yesterday, we met up at 4pm and was told it would be 45 min before we would be seated. Luckily, there was a yarn store nearby so it made the time pass by very quickly.
Besides pancakes, they are also known for their delicious baked goods. Their muffins, brownies, cakes and pies all looked so good as we stood in line inside.
By the time I sat down, I was really torn between pancakes and their great looking brunch/lunch menu. I love savory foods more than sweet, but I came for pancakes and stuck to that decision. I got the Wild Maine Blueberry Pancakes with Maple Butter Syrup. That maple butter is what takes the pancake to a whole new level. Absolutely fantastic!
Jane got the Banana Walnut Pancakes with Maple Butter Syrup.
Rima got the Market Salad. She already came with her husband 2 weeks ago for pancakes and opted for something different this time.
Oh yes, I also got a side of Double Cured Bacon. You know, because savory and sweet are the prefect balance to each other.
The Clinton St Baking Company has a special menu just for pancake month. It's only available once a year and the flavors change on different days. Check out the flavors, here. It will have you drooling. The special flavors are available Monday through Friday only. On their everyday menu, the pancakes are available in wild maine blueberry, banana walnut and chocolate chunk. There is still time left this month. Go and celebrate National Pancake Month!