The table is set, the batter is mixed, the griddle is hot, the butter and syrup are ready and so is everyone, ready to celebrate National Pancake Day today.

There is archaeological evidence that suggests that pancakes are probably the earliest and most widespread breakfast food eaten in prehistoric societies.

According to, the ancient Greeks and Romans ate pancakes, sweetened with honey; the Elizabethans ate them flavored with spices, rosewater, sherry, and apples.

Pancakes are also known as flapjacks or hotcakes.

Looking to make the perfect pancake, try following this old fashioned recipe.

Here are 5 Places in our area that have some pretty good if not “Great” Pancakes”

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    Sonny Side Up in Danbury

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    Chip's in Southbury

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    Denny's in Danbury

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    Countryside Kitchen in Mahopac

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    Eveready Diner in Brewster

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