Tim Chitwood: Eat pancakes and go parking

June 30, 2013 

When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, it's Monday Mail.

Hop to it

One way to finish off the long weekend of upcoming Independence Day celebrations is to go stuff yourself with pancakes:

Hi Tim,

Local IHOP restaurants are gearing up to celebrate their 55th Birthday in July. For one day only, July 8, at select locations, IHOP restaurants will be rolling back their pancake prices.... Please see the press release below for more information....

Angela Ibarra,

Wills Communications.

On Monday, July 8, for one day only, participating IHOP locations in the Columbus, Ga., area will be serving up a short stack of their fluffy buttermilk pancakes, the restaurant's original signature dish that started it all back in 1958, for just 55 cents....

For its birthday, IHOP is showcasing three summer signature pancakes that represent the latest in a long line of fun, unique and delicious variations on its buttermilk pancakes: Jelly Donut, Tiramisu and Banana Graham.

Some of the more notable variations through the years include: Pineapple Upside Down pancakes, Carrot Cake pancakes, Pecan Pie pancakes, Eggnog pancakes, Gingerbread pancakes, New York Cheesecake, Pumpkin Praline, White Chocolate Chip Mint pancakes, and Red Velvet pancakes.

Through it all, the best selling IHOP menu item is still the classic buttermilk pancakes....

Dear IHOP:

You know why? Because the other flavors are gross.

Spot on

Here's an email regarding Columbus' newest city government facility:

I recently went to get my tag for my car and I ran into this huge problem of not being able to find a parking spot in front or on the side of the citizens service center. It makes me think that when this so-called building was built that the mayor and city council would have come up with a better solution to the parking. The employees of the school district and the library are not going to appreciate people parking in their parking spaces and going over to the citizens services center. The so-called contractor and other people who built the building weren't thinking very clearly.

In my opinion before this building was even built they had so many square feet of land that they could have marked off for extra parking. After all it is the taxpayers of Columbus that pay for these buildings.

Liz.

Dear Liz:

Just park over in the school district spaces reserved for school board members. They won't mind. They love accommodating the public.

Tim Chitwood, tchitwood@ledger-enquirer.com, 706-571-8508.

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