73. Dutch Baby at the Original Pancake House

Photo by Moss Perricone

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Don't let last night's mistakes carry on into the morning after--the Original Pancake House is where you should be eating on a recovering stomach. Their Dutch Baby, a diner's take on the German apfelpfannkuchen, is what pancakes would look like if they were directed by Tim Burton.

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The puffy remains of a deflated popover surround a thick sheet of crepe like the ridged ring of a volcanic crater. It comes to your table only three-quarters of the way finished; that last quarter is on you.

This involves sprinkling powdered sugar around the center of the pancake, following it up with generous squeezes of lemon. It all culminates in a tart, manageable meal that won't add "food coma" to your list of morning after ailments.

The List:

74. Doughnuts from Sidecar 75. Lengua Tacos at La Chonita 76. Oysters from Carlsbad Aquafarm at the Orange Homegrown Farmers Market 77. Lemon Miso Crab Melt at Umami Burger in Laguna Beach 78. Pani Puri from Adya 79. The Pocket at the Pocket Burger 80. Gyro Sandwich from Paul's Place 81. Slice of Heaven at Pie-Not 82. Taquitos at El Toro Bravo 83. Peanut Butter and Jelly Donut at the Donuttery 84. Dan Dan Mian at Wei-Shian Noodle 85. Beef Burger at Rider's Club Café 86. Smoked Trout at Provenance 87. Small Plates at A&J Restaurant 88. Corn Cheese at Zoomak Asian Bistro 89. Pumpkin Curry at Bhan Baitong 90. Poke at Costco Tustin II 91. Pambazo at Tacos Radioactivos 92. Beef Pho at Pho Crystal Noodle House 93. Breakfast Burrito from Cafe Calacas 94. Koobideh Plate from Grill Cafe 95. Tacos de Cecina from Alebrije's 97. Breakfast Sausage from Da-Le Ranch 99. Tres Amigos Burrito from Piaggio on Wheels 100. Bacon-Wrapped Dates from Lola Gaspar

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