With the holiday weekend upon us and a quiet one planned in my corner of the world, I thought I would wrap up my blogs about our recent trip to Pittsburgh. We went to support a couple who own Cuckoos Nest Magic Shop. We also rode the Duquesne Incline, checked out some of the sites where they filmed Jack Reacher and ate a late lunch at Nadine’s. (By the way, if want to read about those events, you can click on the respective links.) One other place we stopped was at the Dor-Stop restaurant.
No surprise that we had found out about it on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, our go-to website when we visit new areas. Guy Fieri had focused on their pumpkin pancakes and their specialty egg dish called the “Jumbot.” That dish is a mixture of eggs, sausage, green peppers and “anything you would want.” We were intrigued, so we programmed the GPS to get us there. They also made a West Coast Benedict, pictured below.
The diner is not that big and on a Saturday morning it is crazy busy. We had to wait a good 15 minutes to be seated. Fortunately the table we got was right by the window, so we were mostly out of the fray of the hustle and bustle of the busy breakfast crowd. And we had a nice window view of Potomac Avenue.
Bobby always has a challenge when going out to eat for breakfast, because he does not like eggs. That limits what he can order. At the Dor-Stop he selected the chocolate pancakes and added bacon and home fries. (Normally he would have ordered plan buttermilk pancakes, but got the chocolate chip ones to share with me.)
While I had wanted to get the pancakes, too, he thought I should get something different. I decided on the meat lovers omelette. But because I wanted something sweet, I also ordered a cinnamon roll. (At the time, I didn’t know he was planning on sharing his pancakes with me. I should have known, but somehow didn’t.)
Let me just say that not only is the food good but the portions are quite generous. So when we ordered our food, we had no idea that it would take up almost the entire table! It was so much food, that we actually had to get a couple of to-go boxes. (That is something we never do at breakfast.)
I really enjoyed the cinnamon roll, which although they don’t make it in-house, is locally baked. Bobby thought the pancakes were good, but a little denser than what we are used to. He really enjoyed the hand cut home fries. They were unlike any he had tasted. They were crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside. When he asked one of the cooks how they got them that way, the cook said they boil them before they fry them.
We enjoyed ourselves and the chance to experience first hand the diner that we saw on TV. If you’re in Pittsburgh, it is a good place to go for breakfast. Just make sure you have time to wait. Because unless you get there when they open, you will be one of the many standing in line for a table.
If you want to see all our Pittsburg posts, click here.