Tuesday, February 18, 2020

How To Celebrate National Pancake Day in Dallas-Fort Worth

Crème Brûlée Pancake at Snooze

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:

A resident of the Dallas 24 Hour Club enjoys a Hubcap Pancake
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. Located inside Dallas 24 Hour Club, The Hubcap Cafe not only serves delicious food such as burgers, sandwiches, salads, and breakfast staples all day to the public, but it provides a space for friendship, support, and camaraderie to its residents.

Regulars love the colossal Hubcap Pancakes, which are appropriately named because they are literally as big as a car's hubcap (as evidenced in the photo above). Served with butter, syrup, and an optional side dollop of peanut butter. Regulars are obsessed with them, not only are they delicious, but because they also come with an amazing price point of $2.00! At the Hubcap Cafe breakfast is served all day, you can enjoy them from open to close.

In celebration of National Pancake Day, The 24 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.

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. Operating hours for the Hubcap Cafe are 6:00am to 10:00pm.

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.

Over the last 10 years, Snooze has tapped into the indulgent food holiday as a way to eat good and do good: throughout the week, 100% of sales from the Pancake of the Day will be donated to help develop and nurture a local garden in the community. Snooze staff and their families will also donate their time on April 23 when they return to the gardens to assist in planting and harvesting for their annual Garden Party, and guests are welcomed to join as well. To date, Snooze has donated over $120,000 to local gardens across the country.

The full-on pancake overload features an all-star lineup, as seen below:

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”.**

To enter, guests simply need to scan a QR code located on the signage at their table to find out if they’re an instant prize winner. By completing the required information, all participants will also be entered into the grand prize drawing. Instant win prizes include limited-edition pancake-themed merchandise such as bicycles, scooters, customizable jackets, handmade berets and more. In addition to the “Pancakes for Life” grand prize, ten lucky winners will also score $500 in IHOP gift cards. Click HERE for a location near you.

Now in its 15th year, IHOP National Pancake Day is the brand’s signature giving event. This year, IHOP and its franchisees aim to raise more than $4 million for its national charity partner, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, and other local charities including Shriner’s Hospitals for Children and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The IHOP National Pancake Day “Pancakes for Life” sweepstakes is open to guests age 13 or older. Some restrictions may apply.

*Dine-in only. One free short stack per guest. Participation and hours may vary by restaurant. Please contact your local IHOP for details. **The “Pancakes for Life” grand prize will be paid out in gift cards totaling $15,000. The grand prize winner will be announced on or around March 7, 2020. See official contest rules at bit.ly/IHOPSweepsRules. For more information about IHOP National Pancake Day and the “Pancakes for Life” sweepstakes, and to read the sweepstakes terms and conditions, visit IHOPPancakeDay.com

Jasper’s has become famous for gourmet backyard cuisine over the years featuring a chef-driven scratch kitchen, where every dish relies on exceptional ingredients reimagined from familiar, comforting recipes. 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.