Yes, I know, it's hard to believe. Not that my editor has permitted me to continue this self-indulgent farce of a contest for so long, but that I've been at the paper for more than a decade. Luckily I foresaw just such a possibility, and right from the start shrewdly insisted on an automatic cost-of-cat-food increase to kick in each year in the event of such an occurrence. But I digress.
In recognition of the brave new world of blogs and stuff, and the increasing sway they hold over the local dining scene, this year we are opening up the Flip-Off to your suggestions -- not just those of food bloggers (though that would be really appreciated), but also from the rank-and-file. Especially the rank. We might add that we're already aware of most of the obvious ones -- IHOP, S & S Diner, granola pancakes at the Front Porch...been there, syruped that. On the other hand, maybe what you think is obvious isn't. You'll figure it out.
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Place your suggestions in the comments section, and I'll probably reply with a thank you and perhaps a sarcastic suggestion of my own. No, really, I won't do that. I swear. Matter of fact, to sweeten the stack, if I end up using your pick, I'll give credit in the review. (if you want to see what a Flapjack Flip-Off looks like, try #7).