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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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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Denver Spring Break Crawl: Things to Do Beyond the Colorado Ski Resorts

by Daliah Singer. Posted Feb 28th 2014 08:00 PM
Denver Festival of Balloons
At the Denver Festival of Balloons, kids can watch balloon artists at work. Photo: Pioneer Balloon Company
In Denver, people don't wait for springtime to get outside. Why would you when there's an abundance of sunny days, almost 6,000 acres of park space within city limits, more than two dozen breweries -- and exponentially more patios to sip those brews on. Here's how to spring break, Mile High City-style.
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Lahaina Spring Break Crawl: Hawaii Vacation Ideas on Maui

by Dave Seminara. Posted Feb 28th 2014 08:00 PM
Lehua Lounge Maui
The mai tais at the Maui Andaz's Lehua Lounge may be the best you've ever had. Photo: Dave Seminara
Where can you enjoy a tropical drink at an oceanfront tiki bar, feast on a freshly slaughtered pig at a luau, and watch sunset on a volcano? Maui is a seductive spring break destination where it's easy to lose your inhibitions. Lahaina, once the capital of the Kingdom of Hawaii, is a lively town where you can get your bearings – and good food as you can explore the entire island.
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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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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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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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Boston Spring Break Crawl: Things to Do Beyond the Harbor

by Maggie Burdge. Posted Feb 28th 2014 08:00 PM
Boston St Patricks Parade
The South Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade is a popular spring family activity. Photo: AP
If the "Girls Gone Wild," party-till-the-break-of-dawn Miami spring break isn't your style, Boston offers its own ways to escape the monotony of the winter months.
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Nashville Spring Break Crawl: Things to Do Beyond the Grand Ole Opry

by Erin Murray. Posted Feb 28th 2014 08:00 PM
Cheekwood Nashville
The tulip displays at Cheekwood in Bloom feature more than 100,000 flowers. Photo: Cheekwood
A sure sign of spring in Nashville is the arrival of short skirts and cowboy boots at the honky tonks of Lower Broadway. Pack your appreciation for good tunes and come on down for spring break in the heart of Tennessee.
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