God bless America, people—it's free pancakes day tomorrow at IHOP, and it's for the children. Here are the details.*

Also tomorrow, Dine Around Seattle startzzzzzzzzz... Is it an ah-MAY-zing opportunity to try out new places, or a gimmick wherein you have to eat from limited menus and don’t necessarily save money? I'm in the latter camp—wake me up when it's over.

Tonight, you have the freedom of choice as to whether to attend the Tom Waits Cocktail Club at the BottleNeck Lounge or to run screaming in the opposite direction.

And over here, the authors of The Stranger's Food Events calendar show some restraint (almost).

More, more, MORE food events await your eyeballs.

*Or, better yet, donate to Children's Hospital online and make your own damn pancakes—I use an old New York Times recipe that is very similar to this one, and they kick IHOP's ever-loving ass. Be sure to sift, and don't overmix.