We celebrated National French Toast Day today by having a bite of the dish at the Original Pancake House, along with a few other favorites. The latest OPH opened recently in Addison, so we thought we would check out the new digs for one of our favorite breakfast spots.
In Spain they call this dish torriga, in the UK they refer to this as Poor Knights of Windsor, and in France they call French Toast pain perdu, or lost bread. Thought to come from more humble roots in a time where food waste was non-existent, old slices of bread were rejuvenated in an egg wash and fried to a crisp enjoyment, much like we would serve this today.
Brothers Grimm mention it as Arme Ritter in their German dictionary, Der Grimm, but the earliest reports date back to the 4th century in Latin recipes. Today the dish is celebrated each morning and enjoyed in nearly every culture.
We checked out the version at the Original Pancake House, and of course it was pretty incredible. What isn’t incredible at the Original Pancake House? Dutch Baby, anyone?
The new location in Addison is actually a move from a mere few blocks away on Belt Line, but the relocation has attracted nearly double the customers. No doubt the higher visibility in the former Steak and Ale location near Sakowitz Village had a hand in that measure. Wait — they finally changed the name of Sakowitz Village to Village on the Parkway. Duly noted.
There is something new at this OPH that we haven’t seen before. A huge waiting area with wifi and real furniture. The waiting area is the size of a Waffle House. This is the answer to the long wait times that most other OPH locations experience. If you must wait, at least be comfortable and enjoy a great cup of java while you are in limbo.
How did you celebrate French Toast Day?