Apr. 22, 2008: During his campaign stop in Pittsburgh, Sen. Barack Obama visited Pamela’s restaurant in the Strip District. What do you think he ordered? Pancakes that were really, really good.
“These really were maybe the best pancakes I’ve tasted in a very long time. Get some take-out,” he directed the reporters.”You don’t even need syrup on them. They’ve got [these] crispy edges. Yea, they are really good.”
At the end of Mr. Obama’s visit to Pamela’s, someone gave him a Terrible Towel, which, “with a fierce grin,” as Post-Gazette described it, “he waved over his head a few times.”