SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--Ain't she sweet?
This is the $7 "junior" version of the famous Dutch Baby at the cash-only Original Pancake House just down Camelback from the ritzy Neiman Marcus, adjacent to the decidedly retro Motel 6. So many of this city's restaurants are new, overbuilt and over-decorated, that the plain vinyl of OPH is a welcome relief.
Les Highet and Erma Hueneke opened the first pancake house almost 60 years ago in a Portland suburb and have never looked back. Over 100 stores in the chain today, almost all franchised. It's not Mickey D's, thank goodness; in fact, the Dutch Baby is about as far from an Egg McMuffin as you can get.
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