In following with the New Year tradition of goal-setting, here at Belt Buckle Brunch, we’ve decided to embrace more of the “foodie” label and actually try to make some of our own food. Not only does it save money, but it’s probably healthier and gives us more foodie street cred. (When we met up with other food bloggers in November, we felt slightly “behind.”)
But, as with any resolution, it’s never a good idea to try to give up something cold turkey. We needed a stepping stone. So, it was decided that we should visit Pfunky Griddle in Berry Hill–a place where we could still feel comfortable in a restaurant setting but still do a little cooking of our own.
The Pfunky Griddle — Berry Hill
Kristen and Pierce: Pancakes ($5.99 each), breakfast potatoes ($3.00), Two eggs ($2.20), cheddar cheese ($0.50), pink lemonade ($2.00 each)
Service time: 4 minutes
First Impression: Tucked away in a cutesy little corner of Berry Hill, the Pfunky Griddle definitely has atmosphere working in its favor. The interior is very homey and nature-centered. In our dining area, there was even a real tree that intertwined with painting on the wall. Nice touch.
It was just a little after 11 a.m. and there wasn’t much of a crowd. We were seated right away and our waitress, Katie, was pretty chill and awesome.
For those who might be unfamiliar with Pfunk, the real “catch” of the restaurant is the table set-up. In the middle of each table is a large griddle that you cook your own food on. Sound fun? It is.
The Main Event: It being our first visit to the Pfunky Griddle, we felt it appropriate to get their signature pancakes. At only $5.99 for all you can eat (or make), it’s a good deal too. We also decided to share some breakfast potatoes (with cheddar cheese) and a couple of eggs.
All of our ingredients (including sliced apples and peanut butter for our pancakes) came out in four minutes and we dove right in. Pierce started with the special multigrain organic batter, while Kristen went the traditional route. We caught on pretty quick and made some scrumptious pancakes. Kristen insisted on making one the size of her head.
Next, we decided to get creative and combine the potatoes, cheese, and eggs into a scramble. The eggs cooked surprisingly fast and we scrambled (pun intended) to get everything together. The final result was brown-ish, but tasted much better than it looked.
The Verdict: Overall, the food was good and affordable, with a check totaling just more than $21. Not only that, but the atmosphere and experience were unique and cool. The peanut butter wasn’t a great mix-in ingredient, but that was our own indiscretion. Also, the eggs (priced at $1.10 each) were a little expensive. (We would recommend a BYOE, but pretty sure that would be frowned upon.) Still, the Pfunky Griddle was good food and a good experience.
Perhaps our next brunch will be completely–gulp–self-constructed.
4.25/5 Syrup Crocks