Friday, February 27, 2015

Warm Up with Hotcakes: Pancake Breakfasts to Try

The bone-chilling weather may have you yearning to stay inside under the covers, but you won't regret leaving your home a little early in the morning to enjoy a plate of pancakes with friends, family and neighbors. Check out our list of flapjack fun below.

Photo courtesy of Burton-Middlefield Rotary 

Bissel Maple Farm
Chow down on a free pancake breakfast during the Maple Madness Tour. Known for their sweet maple syrup and dedicated staff, your taste buds are bound to be happy. Shuttle services of horse-drawn wagons also add to the scene of this maple farm. Free, March 7, 14, & 21, 10a.m.-5p.m., 3741 Higley Road, Rock Creek, 440-563-3263

Westwood Ruritan Club and Wooster Township Fire and Rescue
These two are teaming up to celebrate their 30th Annual Pancake Day. Dress comfortably because you get all the pancakes you can eat here. Each meal comes with sausage, apple sauce and a drink. If you want your pancakes to go, carryout is available. All proceeds go to the Wooster Township Fire Department. $5 advance, $6 at the door, March 7, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., 3205 Shreve Road, Wooster, 330-264-9786

Rotary Club of Burton-Middlefield
Feast on the pancake breakfast served with maple syrup and butter each Sunday in March. It's a must try since it was voted No. 1 pancake breakfast by the Sun News. Meal includes sausage patties, and your choice of orange juice, coffee or tea. Not enough food? Omelets are also an option.  Children under 3 free, Children 4-10 $5, Adults $8, pancakes breakfast with omelet $11, March 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 8 a.m-1:30 p.m., 14510 Main St., Burton, 440-476-8486

Maple Sugar Festival at Hale Farm Village
Pancakes? Check. Learning activities? Check. Arts and crafts? Check. The Maple Sugar Festival makes sure you leave with your stomach and mind full. Pancakes by Bob Evans will be served with opportunities to learn about where that sweet satisfactory syrup comes from. Tree tapping and maple sugar process will be demonstrated. Other mind-stimulating tasks including glassblowing, pottery and more activities will take place. Members $5, children 3-12 $10, adults $15, March 14, 15, 21, & 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 2686 Oak Hill Road, Bath, 330-666-3711

Maple Sugaring Weekends at Farm Park
Learn how to make maple syrup in your own backyard at Lake Metro Parks Farm Park. After you watch how sap is collected, boiled and turned into syrup, don't forget to stop by J & J Cafe to partake in a pancake breakfast. Other events include hand-milking cows, making ice cream and getting up close and personal with horses, sheep, pigs and chickens. Admission $6, Children under 2 free, pancake breakfast, $7, Children under 11 $4, Feb. 28-March 22, 9 a.m.-5 p.m, 8800 Euclid-Chardon Road, Kirtland, 440-256-2122

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