Pancakes Are for Dinner at State Bird Provisions
Since it opened last December, State Bird Provisions has gotten a lot of acclaim and attention for dishes like the signature fried quail (the California state bird, hence the name) and for serving many dishes dim sum-style, with passed trays and carts. When it opened, an early favorite was the sourdough pancake with sauerkraut and ricotta; now, there's a whole savory pancake selection on the menu.
Tamara Palmer Sweet corn and garlic chive short stack with Mt. Tam goat cheese.
The menu changes frequently but there are currently three pancake options ($7-12). We love the little air pockets that form inside the sweet corn and garlic chive short stack, which features generous wedges of Cowgirl Creamery Mt. Tam, a triple cream goat cheese, and a swirl of sweet corn puree on the plate. At the moment, there's also a yeasted sesame pancake with local boquerones and creme fraiche, and a ginger and scallion pancake with Mendocino sea urchin and soy-lime sauce.
Since these pancakes are stuffed, they're heartier than they appear when they land on the table. It's easy to get carried away, but that's also a big part of the fun of dining at State Bird Provisions.
Pancakes will never be considered just for breakfast again.