Holy Pancakes!!!

All right, guys, I have tons of good stuff to post about this week. I am almost completely settled into my new apartment, and I’ve seen my nephew, Nicholas, twice since Friday, so you know I have a million pictures to show you. But, all that will have to wait, because this, this…

Monster pancakes

needs to be discussed first.

I’m sorry, maybe you missed it.

Here it is again:

Pancakes  Pancakes

NEVER in my whole entire 24 years of eating pancakes have I ever encountered pancakes this big. NEVER. Not even this one.

And four! FOUR!!! REALLY? I definitely could have used Courtney’s help with these.

Before I reveal where I had these ridiculously large pancakes, I want to rewind a bit. You see, those pancakes were actually my dinner, not my breakfast, so I’m going to leave you hanging and recap my day first. 🙂

My parents and I decided to head into the city yesterday morning. New York City is a short 40-minute drive from my parents’ house, and I plan to take full advantage of how close it is while I’m living with them for the next month or two.




Before I moved to Albany more than two years ago, I never really appreciated the proximity of the house I grew up in to the city. Now that I’m back in my hometown, I don’t want to take it for granted again.

Before we left, I made a simple breakfast comprised of one scrambled egg with feta and avocado on whole wheat toast:


I also did No More Trouble Zones for the first time in a few weeks.

So, my original plan was to check out the Vegetarian Food Fest. Unfortunately, I wasn’t the only one who thought of that. The line to get in extended an entire block, and wrapped around to the next one. I wish I had taken a picture to show you how ridiculous it was. There was no way I was standing in line for three hours, which someone on line told me was the wait time, and that was if you were toward the front on the line. Bummer!

I still had a great day with my parents, walking around, and checking out Eataly!



And following this dog around:


On the way to the city, I snacked on this yogurt bowl:

Yogurt bowl

Made up of 2/3 cup Fage 0%, blueberries, almonds, dark chocolate chips, toasted wheat germ, and shredded unsweetened coconut. Yum! I also had a Cliff bar while walking around.

When dinner time rolled around, my parents knew just where they wanted to take me.

Country Pancake House

All right guys, I kid you not, this pancake house has 112 different kinds of pancakes. 112!


After we were seated, the waitress brought us a basket of regular and chocolate chip cornbread. You heard that right…

corn bread

Chocolate. Chip. Cornbread. If Jeff had been there, I assure you the basket would have been gone in two seconds flat. He loves cornbread.

For dinner, I ordered number 86: Red, White, and Blue Pancakes, made with whole wheat flour (special request), strawberries, bananas, and blueberries.

My parents warned me that they were going to be big.but nothing could have prepared me for the plate that came out.


I ate one whole pancake, the fruit out of the second one, and that was all I could handle. I never thought I’d say this, but sometimes pancakes can be too big, and in my opinion, making them that big, and serving four of them to one person is completely unnecessary. You had the option to order four “medium” pancakes (those were medium) or two “oversized” ones. I wish you could order one.

In all honesty, I was a little disgusted at the portion size. I know that there are people who would sit down, and eat a whole plate of pancakes, and not think twice about it.

Don’t get me wrong, the pancakes were delicious, and I can definitely see why the place is so popular, but I wish a smaller order was available. If I visit the restaurant again. I might try one of their baked pancakes, which takes 30 whole minutes to bake, or maybe a whole wheat waffle or omelet. I don’t think I’d order the regular pancakes again unless I was sharing with other people at the table.


How do you feel about huge portion sizes at restaurants? Do you think it’s a bargain or does it disgust you?

Usually it doesn’t bother me as much because I can just take what I don’t eat home, but pancakes don’t reheat that well. In this case, I think it’s a waste of food, and the portion size is just too big. (Just a note: I did take the rest home, and plan to spread out the leftovers for a few days)

Have a great Monday! <3

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  1. I’m with you–portions like that are totally unnecessary! And I think people tend to assume that they’re being given an appropriate amount of food to eat, so they do eat the whole thing. I’m usually the only one at a restaurant to take half my meal home when I go out to eat with people. If it’s food that reheats well and expensive, I like to have leftovers, but I wish you could order a small portion for a lower price.
    Also, you can reheat pancakes in the toaster, and they aren’t bad! The outside gets nice and crispy.

  2. Nice post Rebecca! He-he… been there and have done that more time than none. I, like you, don’t understand the rhyme or reasoning for such gargantuan proportions.

    That being said, when I encounter these eye-opening events I no longer look at them as egregious serving sizes but, rather as lunch the next day. Then dinner a couple of nights from now. And, sometimes lunch for yet another day! If the food is delicious and I am too lazy to cook a meal, it’s often a win-win scenario.

    Have a great day! Keep on blogging!

  3. you forgot the part where you aprils fools-ed your friend. haha. Those pancakes are huge. As an answer to your question.. i hate huge portion sizes, especially when you cant take them home easily, and your are paying for that amount of food. if it was a cheap price, id feel better. i wish there was an option to send half my meal to japan.

  4. I hate the huge portion sizes, although I will usually take the rest home. With that said, I usually leave the box at the restaurant because I have awesome memory like that 😛

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