National Pancake Day is a Sticky Situation

In 1935, Vogue told its readers that "pancakes are frankly difficult and not worth eating at all unless they are of paper thinness and succulent tenderness." Obviously, millions of people around the world disagreed with this statement because today, pancakes are still one of our most popular breakfast foods. National Pancake Day is celebrated on Shrove Tuesday (which you might know better as Fat Tuesday), which will be Tues, February 25 this year. It's the last day before Lent, the traditional 40 days of abstinence before Easter practiced by Christians. The custom is to empty the pantry of all sugar, fats, and eggs to avoid temptation and reduce waste. These ingredients were put to good use by making and consuming large batches of pancakes made from scratch. If you like to pay tribute to the humble but delicious pancake, here are a few options in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for you:

Snooze an A.M. Eatery, the popular breakfast spot is known for its innovative pancakes, vibrant and energetic atmosphere, and creative morning cocktails, is turning their annual National Pancake Day this year into a week-long celebration of pancake deliciousness. All locations will launch a special menu featuring a new pancake for each day from February 19–25, leading up to National Pancake Day beginning on Wednesday, February 19 - Tuesday, February 25, from 6:30 AM–2:30 PM.

A resident of The 24 enjoys a Hubcap Pancake

In celebration of National Pancake Day, The Dallas 24 Hour Club is hosting a Pancake Party on Tuesday, February 25 from 7 AM to 7 PM. A $5 donation will get you one colossal Hubcap Pancake and a cup of coffee to enjoy and provide one for a resident of The 24. Should you wish to order something else off of the menu, you are welcome to do so. A suggested donation of $5 (in addition to your meal) is appreciated to help feed residents. If you can't make it down in person, you can still support their mission by donating $5 or more. Funds raised will go to provide meals for residents.

Since 1969, The 24 has provided safe, sober transitional living for homeless men and women seeking a brand new life away from drugs and alcohol.  On average, Dallas 24 Hour Club helps over 600 people annually get off the streets, find employment, and learn to live a sober life. The Hubcap Cafe is located inside the 24 Hour Club at 4636 Ross Ave, Dallas, TX 75204, 214-823-3200, www.dallas24hourclub.org.

IHOP® National Pancake Day is back on Tuesday, February 25, at participating restaurants nationwide and this year IHOP is taking the event to the next level. Every guest who visits IHOP from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (or until 10 p.m. at select locations) can enjoy a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes and try their luck at winning one of more than 250,000 instant win prizes plus the grand prize of “Pancakes for Life”. Click HERE for a location near you.

Visit Jasper’s Uptown on Tuesday, February 25 in honor of National Pancake Day and receive a gift card for complimentary pancakes during your next brunch visit. Hurry, supplies are limited. Jasper’s Uptown is located at 4511 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-559-3111.

This article is republished, in part, from a blog post originally published on Oh So Cynthia. from Contributor Cynthia Smoot.