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It’s the Republican Presidential primaries, and the pancakes are flying (they always do during primary season). Mitt Romney has been a pancake-making machine, most recently serving them while fielding questions in Atlanta. In an interview Rick Santorum’s wife, Karen, revealed that he makes pancakes with his kids. Ron Paul has been immortalized in pancake art that’s available on eBay.
Newt Gingrich hasn’t spent a lot of time flipping pancakes but some reporters observed that he looked like he’d been eating too many of them. I wish that all the Republican candidates would do a Top Chef-style pancake elimination challenge; perhaps that would help clear the field. While I wait for that to happen, I’m looking at some of the country’s coolest pancake places.
Apparently their customers are impatient; Walker’s FAQ includes a note about pancake cooking time: "We like to keep you waiting as little as possible therefore we always try to have apple pancakes cooking so that your waiting time is cut down to usually around 10 minutes. Occasionally we will run out of apple pancakes that have started cooking and therefore the average cooking time from scratch is around 25 minutes." If you want to be in complete control of how long it takes to eat their apple pancakes, you can buy them frozen at all of their locations and at Whole Foods.
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