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Michele Galloway and her husband, Dale, both teach in Cherokee and both love breakfast food. “Breakfast reminds me of weekends spent with my grandparents when I would wake up smelling biscuits, gravy, bacon, and eggs,” she says. “We would all pile into the kitchen and eat and talk about our adventures at Grandma and Grandpa’s house.”
When Galloway wants to revive those memories, she heads to Peter’s Pancakes, a small, family-owned restaurant on the Oconaluftee River. Galloway is partial to the pancakes, which “are light in texture and have a wonderful, homemade taste. They will make them anyway you want them — with blueberries or pecans, a short stack or tall, or even multigrain.”
Her 13-year-old son, Aidan, orders Huevos Enrique (Eric’s Eggs). The dish, created by the restaurant’s operator, Eric Hooper, is a large omelet with sauteed potatoes and onions, sweet peppers, bacon, cheese, salsa, sour cream, and jalapeños on the side.
Peter’s Pancakes & Waffles
1384 Tsali Boulevard, Cherokee
The Huevos Enrique, a loaded omelet.
Additional stories on Breakfast in the West that appeared originally with this one:
Breakfast: Alfred & Charlie’s BBQ House
Breakfast: Dan’l Boone Inn
Breakfast: Glen Alpine Depot
Breakfast: Knight’s On Main
Breakfast: Ward’s Dairy Bar & Grill
Breakfast: Windy City Grill
Joey’s Pancake House