Guy Fieri the popular and energetic host of FoodNetworks Diners, Drive- INS and Dives spent an afternoon last year finding out what Jersey City residents have known for years; that the food, especially the pancakes, at the Brownstone Diner and Pancake house (31 kinds of pancakes) are delicious, affordable and plentiful.
Fieri became so excited about how delicious the famous Brownstone Pancakes taste; that he decided to add the Brownstone to his new book, just for the pancakes.
Right there on page 30 of his book; Diners, Drive- INS and Dives, Fieri, describes the Brownstone this way:
“You can find an average pancake just about anywhere, but finding a real killer pancake is a whole other deal. This family –owned joint in Jersey City is doing it right -thirty – one ways.”
Watch the Episode Here About The Brownstone Diner
And so begins Fieri’s telling of his visit to the Brownstone Diner and Pancake Factory His book is a look at an assortment of restaurants from across the country and for each restaurant he gives a receipt adapted from the restaurants menu- for Brownstone, he gives us a recipe adapted from a recipe made at the restaurant for Nut ‘n’ Honey pancakes. Fieri writes about some of the kinds of pancakes, and how the Brownstone makes the batter and where the Brownstone chefs hide the secret ingredients that go into the pancakes, and the pancakes he himself enjoyed while visiting the Brownstone.
Also for those of you who frequent the Brownstone or have always wanted to try this popular Jersey City restaurant; Fieri, has photos in the book of his show shooting a sequence at the Brownstone and has also included photo’s of the Bournias Family- Bobby, Zoey, Maria and Momma Bournias.
If you are familiar with the show and Fieri’s personable in your face approach to talking about food; you will love this book, and let’s admit it, isn’t always nice to see some great restaurant that you have experienced yourself get credit for their fine food on a national level.
The Brownstone Diner and Pancake Factory have, and I am happy to see that Fieri and the Food Network have picked up on the Brownstone’s popularity.
You can find Diners, Drive- Ins and Dives by Guy Fieri with Ann Volwein
Published by William Morrow an Imprint of Harper Collins Book
At any major book store and online
The Brownstone Diner and Pancake Factory is located at 426 Jersey Avenue,
Jersey City, NJ 201-433-0471 http://brownstonediner.com