National Waffle Day

Today, Thursday, August 24, is National Waffle Day.  The first United States patent for a waffle iron was issued to Cornelius Swarthout of Troy, New York on August 24, 1869.  Thank you, Mr. Swarthout.  Waffles are one of my favorite foods.  I have a terrific recipe using my sourdough starter and think I will make some today.

One of my guilty pleasures is the Waffle House chain.  I’m a sucker for their pecan waffle and sausage.  Fortunately there are none near where I live in New York.  NYC has lately been invaded by Dairy Queen, 7-11, and other national chains in the last decade but Waffle House hasn’t yet expanded to here.  If If they ever did, I’m a goner.  I know exactly where one of the closest Waffle House restaurants can be found in south east Pennsylvania and I always stop there whenever I take a motorcycle trip south.

The schedule for many National Days can be found at if you are interested.  Don’t worry, I’ll be showing you some of my favorites in the coming blog posts.  Can you please pass the syrup?  Thanks….

Waffle House

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