The Picasso of Pancakes

By NBC News

Published 12/03 2013 05:12PM

Updated 12/03 2013 05:17PM

(KSDK) Pass by Courtesy Diner in St. Louis, Missouri and you get a pretty good idea of what's being served.

"If it's diner food we probably do it," said Dan Drake, one of the cooks.

But order sausage and eggs and you might be missing the best this place has to offer, at least if Drake's at the griddle.

"When I come in I order a pancake and I say I want a Dan pancake," said Stephanie Salyers, a customer and Dan Fan.

He's a man who puts a new spin on getting creative in the kitchen.

"It's like a doodle but it's in pancakes so people think it's awesome," said Drake.

It's something he started playing with about four years ago after he saw someone make a Mickey Mouse pancake.

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