St. Thomas Invites St. Francis Over For Pancakes After IHOP Snafu

Harvest_Grain_Nut_PancakesIHOP’s annual offer of free pancakes on Shrove Tuesday nearly put a crimp in one local congregation’s plans to observe the Christian holiday.

According to Reverend Jean McGraw of St. Francis Episcopal Church, which began meeting one year ago in West Ashley, holding a pancake supper at IHOP seemed like a sensible solution for a church without a kitchen.

“But when we got there on Sunday to tell them how many we were going to have, they said there were going to be lines, and that probably wouldn’t work,” McGraw says. Continue reading

Pancakes and Putting for an Extra Sweet Halloween

Nobody should be starved for sugar on Oct. 31, but at least two area businesses are offering additional Halloween treats.

Pancake giant IHOP is marking the holiday by offering a free buttermilk pancake with fixings to children aged 12 or under. The “scary face” pancake comes with whipped cream, strawberry glaze, cookies and candy corn for decorating purposes.  Although it’s only free on Halloween, the DIY pancake platter will be listed on the children’s menu throughout October.

At Blackbeard’s Cove in Mt. Pleasant, the miniature golf course is now decorated in “a kid-friendly Halloween theme.” The course costs $10 to play, and admission includes a bag of candy and scoop of ice cream.