by Jim Ridley
Let the pigeons pfly! The Pfunky Griddle, home of the flip-your-own flapjacks, is now open for business 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 2800 Bransford Avenue in Berry Hill. Individual griddles built into each (fireproof) table allow diners to pour their own pancake batter, white or wheat, from sturdy stoneware pitchers. All-you-can-eat pancakes are $6.50 per person, with a dozen mix-ins such as blueberries, pecans and mini M&Ms available for $1.50 per dish.
The menu features a la carte items including breakfast potatoes, country bacon and grits—careful, or your breakfast bill could easily hit $15. Future subjects for study are the lunch sandwiches—a roast beef melt ($8), an "Island Breeze" of chicken salad and pineapple ($7.50), a "Kalua Pig" specialty of pork cooked in banana leaves ($8)—any of which can be turned into paninis. The server, Diego, who would have done back-flips to keep diners happy, said that lunch is bringing in a bigger crowd so far than breakfast, to the surprise of all.
I'd suggest waiting a few days to let the restaurant work out some kinks: at least one of the griddles in the small restaurant has been giving some trouble. (Also, there is a reason cold lump butter is typically not served in Dixie cups.) But if you've ever wanted a pancake the size of a porterhouse steak, don't miss this chance to live the dream. Call 298-2088 for more info.