If you’ve read Astounding!, you know that John and Carter first get to know each other over a meal at a restaurant where you make your own pancakes. Well, you’ll be delighted to know that such a place actually exists in Portland, Oregon. It’s called Slappy Cakes, and I recently ate there.
How it works is you order a batter (there are several flavors) and whatever toppings and mix-ins you would like. This time, I opted for dried cherries and cinnamon crème fraiche. My 12-year old had blueberries. bacon, and white chocolate chips.
When your pancake makings arrive, you cook ’em yourself on the griddle at the center of the table. Your choice how artistic you want to get.
They have other menu items too, which I’m told are very good. But I’m very satisfied with the pancakes alone.