Sure, breakfast is over, and you might have already had pancakes (hopefully topped with Log Cabin, the people's syrup) this morning, but you're an adult, dammit, and you can have hot cakes whenever you want. And if you go to IHOP now, they can be free. Until 10pm today (that's March 4th, AKA National Pancake Day), you can score a free short-stack of buttermilk pancakes. The food may cost you nothing, but IHOP hopes you'll throw a few dollars at their charities -- Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and Shriners Hospitals for Children -- in exchange. Cue up your appropriately-themed R. Kelly tracks and go get those pancakes before they're, ugh, like, $4 tomorrow.
Kristin Hunt is a food/drink staff writer for Thrillist. She would apologize for being such an IHOP blueberry syrup hog, but she regrets nothing. Follow her at @kristin_hunt.