Try It: Orphan Breakfast House's King Cakes


 Pancake lovers take note: Orphan Breakfast House in East Sacramento has three versions of your favorite morning treat from which to choose, including the popular “Naked Cakes” (house made buttermilk pancakes with real maple syrup) and the delectable blueberry-cornmeal pancakes. But in addition to these selections, the kitchen often offers pancake specials, and I was lucky enough to visit recently to try the restaurant’s glorious “King Cakes,” buttermilk pancakes with a generous addition of peanut butter, chocolate chips and bananas. A ridiculously satisfying, sweet mélange of complimentary flavors, I’m sure the indulgent dish packed in enough calories (plus a few hundred) to cover me for the rest of my day. (Note: other not-to-miss breakfast items at Orphan Breakfast House include the hefty roast beef hash and the scrumptious artichoke scramble, served up with crusty rosemary potatoes).