The Weekender Sign up

Know what's happening with our weekly newsletter. Enter your email. Start knowing things!

About The Author

mainetoday

Shannon Bryan

mainetoday.com editor Shannon Bryan has a fondness for Maine’s peculiar goings on. And helmet cams. There’s definitely a fondness for helmet cams.   Since she arrived in Maine from the Midwest seven years ago, it’s been her mission to experience it all firsthand – from the cardboard boat races to the paddleboard jousting tournaments. With any luck, she’ll persuade you to try it, too.

Send an email | Read more from Shannon


Things to do This week





Posted: March 2, 2014

Free pancakes! National Pancake Day is March 4

Written by: Shannon Bryan - mainetoday.com editor - sbryan@mainetoday.com

I prefer mine shaped like the letter “S.”

That’s the way my friend’s dad used to make pancakes for us when I slept over. An “S” for Shannon, a “B” for Bridget. It was one my fondest memories from college. Wait – it was probably elementary school. That would make more sense.

Whether it’s shaped like a letter or poured over with real maple syrup and piled with fruit, pancakes are THE morning comfort food. And most folks have a favorite.

Those plate-shaped pillows of joy gave a reason to get up in the morning. They’re pancakes, for breakfast’s sake! Oatmeal doesn’t have that kind of power. And when’s the last time you eagerly peeled back the blankets in the morning with thoughts of Fiber One dancing in your head? I’ll tell you: Never!

So let us celebrate the pancake. Let us give it its due. Let us raise it high – and then eat it.

And at IHOP locations on Tuesday, March 4, we can eat it for free.

The chain restaurant – with a location on Maine Mall Road in South Portland – is offering free pancakes in honor of National Pancake Day. From 7 am-10 pm Tuesday (Fat Tuesday, no less), IHOP is offering a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes to customers. In return – once those pancake-eaters are contentedly stuffed – they’re hoping to gather donations for The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center.

It’s comfort food for good. For more info, check out www.ihoppancakeday.com

Pancake Race!

You can also cheer on your favorite pancake flippin’ team at the Pancake Race — a new event for Maine Restaurant Week — starting at 6:30 pm on Tuesday in front of Rising Tide Brewery and Maine Craft Distilling at 101 Fox St. in Portland. Teams of four, including Team Maine Today will race while flipping a pancake in a skillet. The event benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters. Go Maine Today!

// Comments

Here at MaineToday.com we value our readers and are committed to growing our community by encouraging you to add to the discussion. To ensure conscientious dialogue we have implemented a strict no-bullying policy. To participate, you must follow our Terms of Use

comments powered by Disqus