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We here at Y&H Central have two suggestions on how to celebrate this important day:

1. Go to the nearest IHOP. (Location finder here.) Order a short stack of buttermilk pancakes. They’re free today until 10 p.m. Well, they’re free if you’re a total assmunch and don’t make a donation to the Children’s Miracle Network, which supports children’s hospitals. That’s the whole point. IHOP raises money for charity on National Pancake Day. Read more here.

2. Go to the grand opening of Capital City Diner today in Trinidad. Order a stack of three buttermilk pancakes with pecans. Then sit back and enjoy the Silk City Diner model that owners Matt Ashburn and Patrick Carl have painstakingly restored to its mid-20th-century glory. It may be the District’s only authentic diner. Don’t forget to “tip” the one-legged man standing outside the diner. He is his own one-man charity fund-raiser.

Photo by D’Arcy Norman via Flickr Creative Commons, Attribution License