As if the upcoming Grilled Cheese Invitational (for which I’m making a special treat, which will be featured in an upcoming post) weren’t enough, tomorrow is one of the holiest days of the year.
IHOP has pounced on this with all the ferocity of any declining national chain that specializes in carbs, and will be serving free short stacks all day (7am-10pm). You can make a donation to the Childrens’ Miracle Network when you do so. Or you can just eat and waddle off without paying anything. Jerk.
Last year I drove up to an IHOP in the hills above Glendale for a fine, fine feast of free pannies. They were, however, what you’d expect free pancakes to be: sorta mediocre. The best pancakes I’ve had recently were actually kamut pancakes from Vegan Star Restaurant on Virgil, but I think they closed. I’m also partial to Eat Well’s pannies, and the buckwheat flapjacks at Brent’s Deli in the frighteningly flat heart of the West Valley. My friend tells me Square One‘s pannies with bourbon-pecan topping and vanilla whipped cream are the bomb, although to me it sounds a bit like gilding the lily. Anyone else got any recommendations?
I’m currently blogging this to the dulcet strains of The National, which has been on an endless loop in my brain for some time now.