So I was at Shopsin's when they were on Bedford Street and I had this revelation about the pancakes where I said to Kenny: What if you put maple syrup on the pancake and then put that onto the grill so you get this sweet, hard candy maple crust on the pancake?! So Kenny made it and it was so delicious and I swear, like two months later I saw this poster up at that gross McDonald's that's over by Houston and Van Dam and they TOTALLY STOLE the syrup crust idea, although they definitely took it a step further by branding the M logo into the pancake. I don't care- I mean fine. I don't care who takes credit for it. I'm just glad it's out there. Sometimes ideas are just in the air. Like when the whole city smelled like maple syrup. Maybe maple syrup and deliciousness and ideas and breakfast and Shopsin’s and McDonald’s and you and me- we’re all part of the collective consciousness and we should all just enjoy.