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It’s Pancake Month at Clinton St. Baking Company
February 1, 2010, 9:27 am
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[tweetmeme]Clinton St. Baking Company (LES) is a brunch and breakfast staple in my neighborhood. Any time I walk past it before noon, weekend or not, there is a line. In the summer, that line can be so long as that it spills over onto Houston. I think it’s been touted as a quintessential American breakfast place in a Japanese guide book or something, because there are always a couple of wide-eyed Japanese girls talking excitedly over a shiny little book with a picture of the NYC skyline.

CSBC is, above all, famous for its pancakes served with warm maple butter. Usually, they offer only regular or blueberry pancakes, but during Pancake Month (February) each year, they come up with a slew of specialty pancake offerings to be offered throughout the month. Please note that special pancakes will be served Monday through Friday only. See the Pancake Month calendar below:

  • Feb. 1, 2, 3: Chocolate and blood orange pancakes with candied orange glaze and warm maple butter
  • Feb. 4, 5: Poached pears with vanilla bean whipped cream and warm maple butter
  • Feb. 8, 9: Fresh coconut pancakes with passion fruit syrup and bananas
  • Feb. 10, 11: Roasted apples with candied walnuts and warm apple caramel
  • Feb. 12, 15: Chocolate chunks, fresh raspberries, and raspberry-caramel sauce
  • Feb. 16, 17: Brown sugar pecans, bananas, and cinnamon maple butter
  • Feb. 18, 19, 22: Classic chocolate chunk
  • Feb. 23, 24: Fresh blackberries, pecan streusel, and warm maple butter
  • Feb. 25, 26: Crunchy bananas with cinnamon-chili chocolate sauce

I don’t like too much citrus in my pancakes; my palate favors the warmth of bananas, vanilla, cinnamon, and nuts. I am most excited about the cinnamon maple butter and pecan streusel (I love streusel!) offerings, and I am most intrigued by the crunchy bananas (are they FRIED?!) and cinnamon-chili chocolate sauce (very Mexican hot chocolatey – me likey). As it is, anything served with their maple butter is fantastic. Warning: they will charge you $2 extra for each ramekin of maple butter.

If you don’t like waiting 1 hour and 45 minutes in line so you can eat pancakes, I would recommend that you go promptly at 8 am or wait until after the lunch rush around 2:30 pm, or have pancakes for dinner. CSBC will be serving these special pancakes Monday to Friday between 8am – 4pm and 6pm – 11pm.

If you’re more into meat than you are into pancakes, CSBC has a great $12 Black Angus cheeseburger and beer combo Monday through Thursday from 6pm to 8pm. The burger is served with your choice of swiss or cheddar cheese and caramelized onions on a brioche bun with house slaw, LES pickle, and russet potato chips (fries cost extra, and they’re mediocre at best). Your choice of beer: Bitburger, Stella Artois, Brooklyn Lager, or Red Stripe. If you’re more into wine, Monday and Tuesday are half price wine nights. All bottles of wine are half price!

Go: Clinton St. Baking Company. 4 Clinton St. at Houston; New York, NY 10002. (646) 602-6263. Takeout available, delivery available during non-Brunch hours.


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You are the best… Are you seeing anyone?

Comment by Don Mattingly

Thanks! I am seeing someone. He’s amazing! I am going to make him eat pancakes with me. ❤ you, buns.

Comment by Melody

[…] have plans to have pancakes with blackberries, pecan streusel, and warm maple butter for dinner, but I am tempted to go by Jo’s beforehand to see if there are any more Miyagis as […]

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