Floppy, dense, fragrant, more cake than air — there's really no arguing about what constitutes a perfect pancake. "Plain old buttermilk" cakes at Nighthawks are anything but plain.
For those with a wandering eye, variety awaits. Like a blank canvas anticipating color, these pancakes can take on virtually anything and work.
We're crazy about the bacon-kimchee-scallion, but more standard things like blueberry-lemon are prototypical beauties, too. Go Caribbean with lime-coconut-pineapple, or Southwestern with chorizo-cheddar-corn.
Or go around the pancake world in a day and order them all. A short stack is only six bucks, meaning the entire eight-flavor gamut will cost less than $50.
We can think of more ridiculous and less delicious ways to spend $50.
3753 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis