Boston’s Best Ways To Celebrate National Pancake Week

February 13, 2013 6:00 AM

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(Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

(Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Feb. 10 – 16 is National Pancake Week! The Boston area boasts some of the best brunch spots around, serving up all kinds of pancakes just the way you like them. To celebrate, keep it simple with plain pancakes or indulge on pancakes featuring treats like Oreo’s at one of Boston’s Best spots to celebrate.
(Photo from The Painted Burro/Facebook)

(Photo from The Painted Burro/Facebook)

The Painted Burro
219 Elm St.
Somerville, MA 02144
(617) 776-0005
www.thepaintedburro.com

Yes, Davis Square locals love The Painted Burro for Mexican favorites like tacos and margaritas, but on weekends the restaurant is especially appealing since it offers a brunch menu from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A highlight of brunch here is the chipotle chocolate chip pancakes. They feature Taza chocolate, sweet agave whipped cream, along with syrup, for a perfect combination to start the day on a great note. They are just $10 a plate and can be enjoyed amongst the other options, which include Latin American side dishes like the Spanish style red rice or the Charro beans.

The Friendly Toast (File photo credit: thefriendlytoast.net)

The Friendly Toast (File photo credit: thefriendlytoast.net)

The Friendly Toast
1 Hampshire St.
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 621-1200
www.thefriendlytoast.net

Conveniently located by MIT and Kendall Square, the award winning breakfast and brunch foods at The Friendly Toast makes the restaurant stand out from other area spots.  In addition to plain pancakes, the restaurant also offers additions like blueberries, toffee crumbles or chocolate chips. The restaurant has seasonal options as well, such as the pumpkin pancakes and even pancakes featuring coconut flakes. Best of all, the king cakes ($11) offer diners two pancakes along with bananas, chocolate chips and peanut butter in between. The pancakes are then topped with real whipped cream and you get a side of bacon in this delightful treat. You can even have this dish made gluten free.

Related: Boston’s Best Brunch

(Photo from Victoria's Diner/Facebook)

(Photo from Victoria’s Diner/Facebook)

Victoria’s Diner
1024 Massachusetts Ave.
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 442-5965
www.victoriasdiner.com

Although Victoria’s Diner serves guests 24 hours a day on weekends and is open seven days a week, some of the best options the restaurant offers are breakfast foods. From omelets to French toast to the infamous grilled banana bread French toast, their breakfast options are delectable, and the pancakes are worth a try, too. The highlight? Oreo stuffed pancakes feature buttery pancakes with chocolate chips and Oreo pieces for just $6.99.

(Photo from Paramount/Facebook)

(Photo from Paramount/Facebook)

The Paramount
44 Charles St.
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 720-1152
www.paramountboston.com

Established in 1937, the Paramount restaurant in Beacon Hill serves up three meals a day surrounded by charming local shops, restaurants and apartments. For breakfast, dig into fluffly buttermilk pancakes for $6, or jazz up your flapjacks with chocolate chips, banana or apple for just $7.50. The menu also provides additional options, like the blueberry or strawberry pancakes for $8.50, and plenty of other dishes like egg sandwiches, hot oatmeal and French toast.

(Photo from Local 149/Facebook)

(Photo from Local 149/Facebook)

Local 149
149 P St.
Boston, MA 02127
(617) 269-0900
www.local149.com

South Boston’s Local 149 is another award winning restaurant that offers a really appealing brunch menu. The $8 pancakes change flavors each weekend! They keep the basic recipe, which yields light and airy hot cakes, the same and add in ingredients like nutmeg, Oreo’s, lemon ricotta or creamy coconut. Brunch is served 11 am to 4 pm both days of the weekend, so there are plenty of chances to head here.

Related:
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Michelle Levine is a creative energetic, young professional that is passionate about everything Boston has to offer. She loves to attend local events, dine out, and cook and wants to share her findings with you. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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