Pittsburgh’s Finest Diner Pancakes: hail to the chef!

Pittsburgh’s Finest Diner Pancakes: hail to the chef!

January 18th, 2013 by PJ Hamel This is a story of the 2008 Presidential campaign, a diner in Pittsburgh, Google images, and a profound love of pancakes. And if that doesn’t pique your interest – you’re just not the foodie I thought you were. Back in 2008, when then-candidate Barack Obama was hitting the campaign trail hard and making all the requisite “meet and greet” visits – manufacturing plants, senior citizen homes, truck stops...

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Pam and Gail: Paying it forward!

Pam and Gail: Paying it forward!

Pam and Gail have been small business owners since 1980, when they opened their first restaurant, Pamela’s P&G Diner, in Pittsburgh. Since then, they’ve expanded to eight restaurants and over 150 employees—all while maintaining their commitment to providing employees with health insurance. Pam and Gail believe they finally have an advocate for small businesses in the White House: “We’ve seen presidents come and go, but nothing...

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Breakfast for President Obama!

Breakfast for President Obama!

Even though we haven’t had the chance to sit down to a stack of hotcakes at Pamela’s P&G Diner, we think its great that President Obama found the place so memorable that he has asked the owners to cook for eighty war veterans at The White House Memorial Day breakfast. The president made a stop at the Pittsburgh outpost during his campaign and it seems like those pancakes make quite the impression. We invite our readers to try the...

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Obama takes a liking to Pamela’s pancakes!

Obama takes a liking to Pamela’s pancakes!

The PG’s Mackenzie Carpenter has these observations from Barack Obama’s final Pittsburgh campaign stop this morning: During his visit to Pamela’s restaurant in the Strip District, Sen. Barack Obama discovered something Pittsburghers have long known: the pancakes there are really, really good. So good, in fact, that he had to share that knowledge with the news media hounding him for answers on Bill Clinton, voter turnout and so...

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Not Your Momma’s Breakfast!

Not Your Momma’s Breakfast!

Pamela’s Diner in the Strip District of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This is the greatest non-diner that I have ever eaten at. I know the name says diner but if you are expecting the typical silver diner you will be disappointed and believe me there is nothing disappointing about Pamela’s. If you are visiting Pittsburgh and more specifically in the Strip District, Pamela’s Diner is a must stop for breakfast. You do know what they...

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Pancakes Rise to the Occassion for the Obamas!

Pancakes Rise to the Occassion for the Obamas!

Gail Klingensmith was sitting yesterday morning inside the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C., and hyperventilating — “breathing into a bag.” Her business partner, Pam Cohen, was “comatose” and staring at a magazine. Didn’t sound as though these ladies actually were enjoying “the top thing that could ever have happened” during their successful careers of making arguably Pittsburgh’s, even the...

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