You order either a combo meal or a stack of five buttermilk pancakes. And once those pancakes are gone, IHOP will bring you two more at a time until you say 'uncle.' There are seven IHOP locations in the Kansas City area.
The American's Lost Lunches, which happen every first Friday at the Crown Center institution (200 E. 25th St., Suite 200), is today from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The menu is seasonal (although pork belly tends to find its way on all year-round), and the desserts are gussied up sweets from pastry chef Nick Wesemann. The wine is half-price, and the special menu comes around only once a month. Call 816-545-8001 to make a reservation.
Biscuits and gravy finally return this week to the former Nichols Lunch space. Sosa's 39th Street Diner opened Wednesday at 3906 Waddell and will be serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast will be pancakes and eggs and diner staples, while lunch and dinner will have Mexican and Italian dishes. Sosa's may become a 24-hour diner, but for starters it will offer 24-hour service Thursday through Sunday. Monday through Wednesday, Sosa's is open from 5 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.
Learning to brew your own beer is one of those skills that all serious beer drinkers should have. A series of beer-brewing classes is offered by Grain to Glass, the home-brewing supply shop inside Market 3 at the River Market (114 W. Third St.). The first class of 2013 is Sunday, January 6, at 6 p.m. Students learn the basics of setting up and running a kit. A follow-up class on Sunday, January 20, is about bottling and conditioning. The two-session course costs $35 and includes a take-home six-pack.
Dunkin' Donuts also has small iced or hot lattes for 99 cents in the month of January.
What have you got on tap for the weekend?