The $20 Pancake, With A Strawberry On Top


Okay, to be fair, those popular flapjacks are the trendy underpinnings of a colossal sundae-thing. For twenty bucks, you get:

• Three (count ’em, three) pancakes

• Two chocolate waffle-rific ear-like things

• A scoop of vanilla ice cream

• Six banana slices

• Two strawberries (sliced artfully) plus some additional random fruit

• What might properly be called a “drizzle” of caramel sauce

• Whipped cream galore (wait, does 12 squirts add up to galore? Checking.)

Jonelle Patrick is the author of the Only In Tokyo mystery series, now out for the first time in paperback


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