According to the definition on Wikipedia, IHOP is not on Capitol Hill. However, I think any frequent patron of Po Dog, Barista Boys, or anything on Broadway south of Pike might (also not technically in Capitol Hill by their definition), is more than willing to throw out what Wikipedia says and incorporate the triangle between Pike, Madison, and Broadway into our fair community. God knows they’re not part of First Hill or Central District.
So, if you didn’t already think of IHOP as part of Capitol Hill, I hope you do now. And to celebrate having a 24-hour restaurant in the neighborhood (Are you aware of any others? Seriously. Are you? I’d like to know.), you should all go to their Free Pancake Day this (upcoming) Tuesday (2/23) from 7AM to 10PM. It’s part of their fundraising efforts for the Children’s Miracle Network so you should expect to drop a couple dollars in the pot before you leave. You should also probably plan on waiting a while for a table if you go in any large group. But you know it’s worth it.
QUICK UPDATE BEFORE I POST: I just noticed that this CHS Blog has already defined the area mentioned above to be the Union Triangle. I’m glad to see that I’m not stepping on any toes that haven’t already been stepped on by claiming that the area belongs to us.