Pancake Circus

A Zippy about Pancake Circus:

But: yes, Nestor, there is a Pancake Circus. In  Sacramento CA; photo by Tom Hulse here:

From a Yelp review:

Pancake Circus isn’t a place you visit for the food. It is about the ambience, which is something like a cross between a Tom Waits fever-dream, and a senior-home casino trip gone wrong.

It’s unintentionally ironic, and a wee bit creepy. But, simultaneously, it’s sentimental and authentic in the best possible ways. The waitresses call the regulars by name, and know their orders by heart.

Griffy and Zippy’s kind of place. And it’s a circus of sorts.

Pancake Circus is a N+N compound with the head N, circus, understood metaphorically, as in a circus of pancakes ‘(a place supplying) a great number or variety of pancakes’.




One Response to “Pancake Circus”

  1. -fests « Arnold Zwicky's Blog Says:

    […] thing or event or to many kinds of some thing or event, parallel to the circus of Pancake Circus (here) or to feast in this front-page teaser in the 1/15/11 NYT: THIS […]

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