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Friday, April 22, 2016

Celebrate Prince's legacy with a big-ass breakfast this weekend

Posted By on Fri, Apr 22, 2016 at 3:27 PM

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There's one thing we know for sure about the music legend and virtuoso instrumentalist who passed away yesterday, the man loved breakfast. Prince even corroborated Dave Chapelle's "shirts vs. blouses" depiction of Prince serving pancakes in the Charlie Murphy story saying, "Oh yeah, that's real," in a 2004 Soulhead interview.

Prince also talked about his cooking skillz, but pancakes weren't the breakfast food at which he was most adept: "Omelettes. All my friends have high cholesterol." (Funny and kind, too, considering that Prince was a vegan for most of his later years.) 

We can't forget the song "Breakfast Can Wait," or the lyrics to "Starfish and Coffee":

If you asked her what she had for breakfast
This is what she'd say
Starfish and coffee
Maple syrup and jam
Butterscotch clouds, a tangerine
And a side order of ham
If you set your mind free, baby
Maybe you'd understand

A sweet way to memorialize the Man, the "SLAVE," the Sex Icon, would be to have yourself a big ol' breakfast (with pancakes, of course) this weekend in his honor at one of these pancake spots. Crank the stereo in your little red Corvette (or Civic, whatever) on the way.

First Watch (multiple locations)
After a brief hiatus from the menu, the carrot cake pancake is back. The streusel topping is really what stacks this flapjack near the top.

The Old Spanish Sugar Mill & Griddle House
For $4.95 per person, you'll be handed a pitcher of batter and instructions on how to make the pancakes using the griddle built into your table. Fun!

Briarpatch Restaurant
The raspberry-lemon-beret, er, I mean -creme pancakes are well worth the wait you'll have to stomach while you watch guests seated outside snarf them down. Order them and your whole table will wish they'd chosen them too.

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