We're breaking into TheFeed's usual programming schedule to make an urgent announcement: Today is free pancake day at the International House of Pancakes.
In celebration of Mardi Gras, anyone, even you, is welcome to partake in a free short stack of pancakes just by walking into an IHOP. Go ahead, just step in there and be like, "Gimme some free pancakes, biotch, now! And don't skimp on the see-rup, neither!"
The promotional pancake give-away will be going on until 10 PM tonight.
According to IHOP's press release: "For centuries, the English have 'flipped' for pancakes in celebration of Shrove Tuesday, which heralds the beginning of fasting during Lent. Long ago, strict rules prohibited the eating of all dairy products during Lent, so pancakes were made to use up the supply of eggs, milk, butter and other fats... hence the name Pancake Tuesday. The tradition and lore behind this 'delicious' holiday would make for an entertaining (and informational) sidebar story."
Say, now that you mention it, that would make for an entertaining and informational sidebar story! Our readers will "flip" for it! I like that kind of story "batter" than other kinds; it really "stacks" up. Not to get all "syruppy," but I love learning about Shrove Tuesday...