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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Charleston Spring Break Crawl: Beaches and BBQ in South Carolina

by Kinsey Gidick. Posted Feb 28th 2014 08:00 PM
Cypress Gardens Charleston
Look for wildlife, including alligators and birds, at Charleston's Cypress Gardens. Photo: Cypress Gardens
With five (that's right, five) nearby beach towns -- Folly Beach, Isle of Palms, Kiawah, Seabrook and Sullivan's islands -- internationally-acclaimed cuisine, world-class golf courses and enough historic sites to create its own textbook, Charleston is an obvious choice for spring break.
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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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Seattle Spring Break Crawl: Things to Do Regardless of the Weather

by Pam Mandel. Posted Feb 28th 2014 08:00 PM
Marination Ma Kai Seattle
At the West Seattle water taxi pier, Marination Ma Kai has a beachy menu and a city view. Photo: Marination Ma Kai
Seattleites won't wear flip flops until July, but we refuse to let the weather get in the way of a spring break state of mind.
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Myrtle Beach Spring Break Crawl: Vacation Ideas for the Boardwalk and Beyond

by Melissa Byers. Posted Feb 28th 2014 08:00 PM
The Original Benjamin's Calabash SeafoodThe buffet at the Original Benjamin's Calabash Seafood has more than 170 things to eat, including lots of seafood. Photo: The Original Benjamin's Calabash Seafood
With everything from early bird specials to hot nightlife available, Myrtle Beach attracts spring break visitors of all ages.
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Houston Spring Break Crawl: Things to Do at the Rodeo and Beyond

by Holly Beretto. Posted Feb 28th 2014 08:00 PM
The Grove rooftop Houston
The roofdeck at The Grove in Discovery Green Park has outdoor dining with a view of the Houston skyline. Photo: The Grove
Spring break in the country's fourth-largest city can be summed up in a single word: diverse. Want spicy Asian cuisine. Houston's got that. Canoeing down a bayou? Got it. World-class wine? Haute couture shopping? Soccer stars? Check, check and check. Oh, and we've got mutton bustin', too.
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Phoenix Spring Break Crawl: Baseball Spring Training and Beyond

by Elise Riley. Posted Feb 28th 2014 08:00 PM
Spring Training baseball fans in Phoenix
Spring Training in Phoenix draws thousands of baseball fans each year. Photo: Greater Phoenix CVB
Spring isn't a season of rebirth in Phoenix -- it's the continuation of the party. Take in spring training games, head to a spa or golf the day away.
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Los Angeles Spring Break Crawl: Things to Do Beyond Hollywood

by Eli Ellison. Posted Feb 28th 2014 08:00 PM
Manhattan Beach Pier
Manhattan Beach is a prime spot for surfing, volleyball and sunsets. Photo: szeke, via Flickr
While Old Man Winter still has much of the country in his chilly grip, barely-there bikinis materialize on the sunny beaches of SoCal. So slather on the SPF 30 and soak up a spring break that's uniquely L.A.
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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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