Tuesday Happenings

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How’s this for a Tuesday?

Start your morning fresh with a free stack o’ pancakes, and finish it with a trio of absinthe cocktails and Oysters Rockefeller…made with absinthe. Take that, stomach!

From 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. this Tuesday, participating IHOPs nationwide will give everyone a short stack of pancakes at no charge in honor of National Pancake Day. According to IHOP’s Web site: “All we ask is that you consider making a donation to support local children’s hospitals through Children’s Miracle Network or other local charities.” Last year, the chain raised more than $875,000—and made a whole lot of people late to work.

Also on Tuesday, Morton’s The Steakhouse in Beverly Hills is hosting “Absinthe, the Green Hour,” a Pernod Absinthe tasting event. For $45 a person including tax and gratuity, diners can try three Pernod Absinthe cocktails complete with drawn out, ice-water-sugar-cube ritual, not to mention Oysters Rockefeller made with absinthe, crab-stuffed mushrooms, sliced tenderloin on crostini, and Morton’s mini cheeseburgers. Worried the taste of absinthe and oysters might turn YOU green? Not to worry: a Pernod expert will be on hand to guide you through the tasting. The whole shebang starts at 6 p.m.

Morton’s Beverly Hills

435 S. LaCienega Blvd.

310-246-1501