‘Day One hundred and fifty-four: You know you go there too much if your waiter asks “the usual?”‘
courtesy of ‘Insulinde’
We’ve talked about it, thought about it and dreamed about it, but the day is upon us — the Columbia Heights IHOP is finally open as of today. Not that you need an excuse to order up a Rooty Tooty Fresh ‘N Fruity, but IHOP is going for the gold with special events to celebrate the opening of this, their 1,500th store and there’s something for everyone.
For the hungry (and frugal), the first 1,500 customers will receive a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes. For the creative, there will be local pastry artists on hand (Leslie Goldman-Poyourow of Fancy Cakes by Leslie and Randi Goldman of Creative Cakes, Inc.) to construct famous D.C. landmarks out of, you guessed it, pancakes. They’ll be assisted by local students during what is undoubtedly the greatest field trip of all time. My 7th grade trip to the Baltimore Museum of Art has got nothing on this.