Food & Drink

IHOP's National Pancake Day Is Today, But Check Out These Bigger Pancakes

by Anna Brones. Posted Mar 4th 2014 09:45 AM
three generations enjoying IHOP National Pancake Day
Shutterstock/AuremarToday is IHOP's National Pancake Day.
National Pancake Day is today, Shrove Tuesday, according to IHOP. (And its not to be confused with the other National Pancake Day on Sept. 26. Regardless, if there's one quintessential American breakfast food, it's pancakes (a sentiment that might explain the dual days of observance).

Granted, pancakes exist in other countries (the Swedes, for example, do an excellent version), but not in the same form as the classic American take. While IHOP's serving complimentary short stacks of buttermilks pancakes today from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., there's a time and a place for flapjacks that are a little bigger. So check out these seven non-IHOP spots, where you can be sure to get pancakes the size of your head.
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Mardi Gras: Top 9 Cities Not Named New Orleans to Celebrate Fat Tuesday

by Diana Lambdin Meyer. Posted Mar 3rd 2014 10:30 AM
Feb. 18, 2012 - Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S - Patrons take time out of their celebration for a quick photo showing off their cost
AlamyPatrons take time out of their celebration for a quick photo showing off their costumes during the 2012 Mardi Gras parade and festival at the Soulard District in St. Louis, Missouri.
It's Mardi Gras season -- time to blow some steam and overindulge before the Christian season of Lent begins. Think New Orleans is the only place to throw some beads? You need to get out a bit more.
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Key West Spring Break Crawl: Sunsets and Sailing in Florida

by Shayne Benowitz. Posted Feb 28th 2014 08:00 PM
Key West Sunset gathering
Key West crowds gather in Mallory Square to watch the sunset every night. Photo: Shayne Benowitz
With its unique position at the southernmost point in the Continental United States, Key West has an anything goes attitude and a subtropical climate, making it an ideal spring break destination.
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Honolulu Spring Break: A Hawaii Vacation Beyond Waikiki Beach

by Catherine Toth. Posted Feb 28th 2014 08:00 PM
Kids Luau at Hawaii's Polynesian Cultural Center
The Alii Luau at the Polynesian Cultural Center includes a dinner feast and entertainment, like the hula. Photo: Polynesian Cultural Center
Honolulu is on perpetual spring break, with its year-round summery weather and miles of golden sand beaches. So if you're unfortunately stuck in paradise this March -- cue the violins -- here are a few things you can do to pass the time:
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Miami Spring Break Crawl: Things to Do in South Beach and Beyond

by Shayne Benowitz. Posted Feb 28th 2014 08:00 PM
Miami Seaquarium dolphins
The Miami Seaquarium has a new dolphin show to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the show Flipper. Photo: Miami Seaquarium
An international melting pot where cosmopolitan chic meets the subtropical beach, Miami offers a pastiche of sights, sounds and flavors to explore on a spring break getaway.
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Atlanta Spring Break Crawl: Things to Do Beyond the Aquarium

by Jennifer Bradley Franklin. Posted Feb 28th 2014 08:00 PM
Atlanta Food Trucks
Atlanta Food Truck Park has more than a dozen trucks to eat at, plus picnic tables and live music. Photo: Jimmy Johnston
As home to the world's busiest airport, Atlanta is a connection on many spring break vacations. Rather than passing through, stay a while and experience the city's famously warm temperatures, verdant parks and blossoming BeltLine trail.
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Fort Myers, Sanibel and Captiva Spring Break Crawl: Eat and Drink on Florida's Gulf Coast

by Terry Ward. Posted Feb 28th 2014 08:00 PM
Cayo Costa Fort Meyers
Spring break in Fort Myers and the Florida Gulf Coast islands nearby is all about the beach. Photo: The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel
With more than 50 miles of some of the finest beaches in the world, Fort Myers offers some old-fashioned spring break fun.
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Washington DC Spring Break Crawl: Cherry Blossoms, Drag Queen Brunch and More

by Zach Everson. Posted Feb 28th 2014 08:00 PM
Washington DC Cherry Blossoms
The National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC draws thousands of visitors to see the pink flowering trees every spring. Photo: National Cherry Blossom Festival

If Washington, DC weren't a top U.S. spring break destination, do you think Congress would have set up here? Don't worry though, there are plenty of family-friendly options among these recommendations.
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Las Vegas Spring Break Crawl: Things to Do Beyond the Casinos

by Jack Houston. Posted Feb 28th 2014 08:00 PM
Frankie's Tiki Room Las Vegas
Tropical drinks are poured strong at Frankie's Tiki Room, which is open 24 hours. Photo: Wes Isbutt Studio West Photography

Las Vegas is the canvas upon which the rest of the world paints its wildest desires, so spring break is pretty much a year-round concept here.
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New Orleans Spring Break Crawl: Things to Do Beyond the French Quarter

by Adam Karlin. Posted Feb 28th 2014 08:00 PM
Barataria New Orleans
Kids love looking for alligators and other wildlife at the Barataria Preserve south of New Orleans. Photo: Adam Karlin
Spring break and hedonistic New Orleans go together well, but to really enjoy this town, treat it like a fine meal rather than a drunken buffet.
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