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It’s time for an EGGstravaganza!

It’s time for an EGGstravaganza!

Now that spring is officially here, we have eggs on the brain!  Easter is just a couple of weeks away and eggs are truly an icon of the new season.  Most folks know that eggs are healthy and delicious, but we thought we would share a few lesser known facts about the incredible egg. 

Did you know?

  • People have been enjoying eggs for a long, long time!  East Indian history indicates that wild fowl were domesticated as early as 3200 B.C. Egyptian and Chinese records show that fowl were laying eggs for man in 1400 B.C. and Europe has had domesticated hens since 600 B.C. While there’s evidence of native fowl in the Americas prior to Columbus’ arrival, it’s believed that on his second trip, he carried the first chickens related to those now in egg production.
  • Egg yolks contain choline, which helps promote normal cell activity, improves liver function, and helps transport nutrients throughout the body.  Choline also helps develop infant memory function, so eggs are a fantastic food for new moms!
  • The surface of each egg shell contains between seven and seventeen thousand tiny pores.
  • In the U.S. alone there are about 300 million egg-laying hens, each of which produce 250-300 eggs per year for a grand total of 75 billion eggs.  Wow!

So, now that we have you in the mood for eggs, drop on by The Original Pancake House for breakfast out in Denver.  With over twenty egg dishes on our menu, we’ll have your whole family shouting “hooray for eggs!”

Searching for Pancake Restaurants Near Me?

Searching for Pancake Restaurants Near Me?

How do you find new restaurants?  Do you ask friends for recommendations?  Or do you prefer to use technology?  If your browser history shows the search term pancake restaurants near me, or other similar searches, you’re not alone.  According to a survey of 1,000 American adults by RetailMeNot, 13% of the respondents use food and… Continue Reading

Bring on Spring!

Bring on Spring!

March 20 marks the Vernal Equinox, or the beginning of spring in the northern hemisphere.  On the equinox, the sun will rise due east and set due west exactly twelve hours later marking the beginning of longer, warmer days to come!  Each spring we like to start incorporating fresh ingredients into our meals, including these… Continue Reading

Cold Mornings Require Hot Eats!

Cold Mornings Require Hot Eats!

Though this February in Denver has been quite lovely, we are fairly certain that Old Man Winter has a few chilly days left for us before spring officially arrives.  For breakfast on a frosty morning, we all crave something a bit warmer than cold cereal.  Here are a few ideas to warm up your breakfast… Continue Reading

Celebrate National Grapefruit Month!

Celebrate National Grapefruit Month!

Did you know that February is National Grapefruit Month?  Slightly sweet, slightly tart, and pretty in pink, grapefruits have graced the breakfast table as far back as anyone can remember! We think this oh-so-healthy breakfast staple deserves some celebration.  Here are a few fun facts about grapefruits! Grapefruits are naturally loaded with the antioxidant Vitamin… Continue Reading

We Are Oven Lovin’ for National Baking Month!

We Are Oven Lovin’ for National Baking Month!

January is National Baking Month and we can think of no better way to warm your kitchen (and heart!) than by baking something special to share with loved ones!  For chilly mornings at home, we love to set the oven to 350 degrees and create delicious baked breakfast treats.  Here are a few of our… Continue Reading

The History of the Cowboy Breakfast

The History of the Cowboy Breakfast

One of our favorite annual Denver events is the National Western Stock Show which brings in herds of cattle, livestock, and cowboys to our city each January.  With all the cowboys and steers in town, we were wondering where the term “Cowboy Breakfast” comes from and what exactly the term refers to in a historical… Continue Reading

 

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