Well, truth be told my mom makes pancakes sometimes, but they're so dry. They're like airy english muffins. Whole Foods-tier gentrification around here has been starving out every greasy spoon diner but the one with the most inedible food and there's no close I-Hops so... Eh.
I seriously have no idea how that one diner stays open. The one time I tried it the food was disgusting and the water had fruit flies without there even being a lemon slice, literally everyone I've talked to who's been there says their food is disgusting, and I have heard Some Shit from one friend who worked in the kitchen. They'd legit make for a good episode of Kitchen Nightmares, yet they endure and they've been there at least 30 years. Pretty sure it's some sort of front.
Basically most food but shit like foie-gras and meringue seem to have history like that. Not as bad, but still. Can't even imagine how shit it is to watch soul food get treated like that when it's actually part of your heritage.