Restaurant of the Week: Polly's Pancake Parlor, New Hampshire

We've been hiking Mt. Washington and the Presidential Range for years and can't think of another place to go for a hearty breakfast after a weekend's hike than Polly's Pancake Parlor. Located on Hildex Maple Sugar Farm, the family business has been around since 1938 and not only do they use their own original recipes (that means, no prepared mixes) but their delicious waffles and pancakes are made from stone-ground organic buckwheat, whole-wheat and cornmeal. Polly's strives to serve the lightest and fluffiest pancakes possible and we can attest that they are some of the best we've had. Our recommendation: try the Pancake Sampler where you get two each of any three styles, including add-ins (we've always been a sucker for those chocolate chips). The maple "toppings" come to your table as sugar, syrup or spread, which is homemade at the farm as well and the Hildex speciality. And if you can't make it to the Parlor for the real thing, check out their online store. It has pancake mixes, pure maple syrup and several other gift ideas. ::Polly's Pancake Parlor