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The other morning, I couldn't help but notice that my pancakes at the Premier Diner in Commack were pale green. And thats exactly the way the eaterys co-owner Helen Georgatos designed them.
Georgatos, whose inventive breakfast ideas elevate the diner above the commonplace, wanted to make pistachio pancakes for pistachio ice cream lovers. While theres a bit of green food coloring and a dash of pistachio flavoring involved, the nut-studded flapjacks arent the least bit over-sweet or heavy-tasting. I found them surprisingly light. And likable. Theyre $7.50 for a stack of three.
Premier Diner is at 690 Commack Rd. Commack, 631-462-1432, thepremierdiner.com.