From 7am until 7pm tonight is free pancake day at all IHOPs, including the one in New Hartford. A free short stack could be yours, if you just make your way down there, and there's no catch! However, they ARE trying to raise awareness for childhood critical illnesses and are hoping that you'll make a donation towards that cause in lieu of paying for your pancakes like normal. And, no it's not REALLY National Pancake Day everywhere. The company is just declaring it as such, just like they changed their name last year...