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Skinny Pancake: Burlington, VT

bewley | Apr 30, 2008 10:52 AM

Went to the Skinny Pancake on the waterfront in Burlington when the weather was nice and many people were enjoying the patio in the front. Upon entering we heard one of the owners loudly scolding a customer, stating: “YOU SHOULDN’T SIT AT OUR TABLES IF YOU’RE NOT EATING OUR FOOD!” This sort of left a bad taste in our mouths from the get go.

We placed and order with a young lady behind the register and waited inside for our food. During our long wait the owner, "Benjy," scolded two young men working the crepe griddles for apparently something minor like working the griddles at the same time, etc.

Our food Choco-Monkey (nutella banana) crepe arrived and the crepe itself had a nice, crispy texture, though they skimped on the fresh banana and the Nutella bit tasted “watered down” (read: not directly out of the jar, but some liquid squeezed out of a plastic bottle). I liked the food overall, but it really was too 'skinny' for the price.

For a place that lauds its political awareness, sustainability, locally sourced ingredients, and so on, I found the place to be a tad high on pretension and prices, yet low on consideration for its workers and guests.

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