It's Fat Tuesday, So Go Eat Some Pancakes

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The blueberry pancakes at Smoke

In the United States, Fat Tuesday largely means going to eat a bunch of rich delicious food and getting really, really drunk. In other parts of the world, though, the holiday stays much closer to its humble Medieval origins.

Since the 15th century, Shrove Tuesday has been a way for devout Catholics (and pancake lovers) to use up butter, eggs, and milk before they become forbidden during Lent. Even if you're not Catholic, there's no reason to let an excuse to gorge yourself on delicious pancakes go by. If you missed the opportunity to have pancakes for breakfast this morning, you better be having them for dinner.

Historically, kids used to go door to door and ask their neighbors for pancakes on Shrove Tuesday and throw broken pottery at their house if they refused. Thanks to these five delicious restaurants, you won't have to do that. Again, if you missed the opportunity to have pancakes for breakfast this morning, you better be having them for dinner.


1. Cafe Brazil

Cafe Brazil is the obvious choice for pancakes. They always serve pancakes that are consistently delicious, they're open late (some 24 hours), and they have locations all over the metroplex. If traditional short-stack pancakes aren't your thing, try the Pancrepes that are topped with fresh fruit and creme Anglaise. Or, get savory with chicken- and spinach-filled crepes with a spicy cream sauce.


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2. Buzzbrews

The original Shrove Tuesday pancakes were thick and rich, but French influences made them much more crepe-like throughout the years. Go full-French with banana-filled crepes smothered in Nutella at Buzzbrews. You're an adult. You should absolutely be able to have Nutella for dinner. You could also stuff your own crepes with avocado and chorizo for a global Shrove Tuesday experience, 24 hours a day.


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