Shopsin's in Essex Street Market due to their chosen business hours, Tuesday to Friday 9am-3pm and Saturday 9:30am to 2pm. With a regular 9-to-5, this just doesn't work, so with visions of mac and cheese pancakes in my mind, I took a mental health day and made my way to Essex Street.
Cupcakes Take The Cake a cupcake courier. Stacie, being the doll she is, met me in the Market for our lunch date. (Read about Stacie's 100 cupcakes challenge here.) While she was completely overwhelmed by their crazy menu, I didn't even need it. I had been hearing about these pancakes for a while, what could it all mean "Mac and cheese pancakes?" Well, it means a pancake base, with mac and cheese thrown over it, and then more cheese melted on top. Oh, and then the correct and proper way of eating them involves maple syrup and hot sauce. The salty, sweet, and spicy in one bite strikes just the right balance, and reminded me of all that is good and holy in the world. In essence, Kenny Shopsin has created the perfect breakfast/lunch mash-up suitable for curing hangovers, broken hearts, bad moods, and carbohydrate deficiencies. It's now one of my most favorite things.
For those of you interested in attempting to visit Shopsin's, I am a proponent of studying the menu first, click here.
Essex Street Market
120 Essex Street