A week’s vacation in Mexico left me relaxed but weary of huevos rancheros and every other derivative of Mexican-style eggs. So upon returning to Denver, I made haste to Hot Cakes Diner for their dinner-plate-size pancakes. The fluffy goodies come in eight variations, from plain buttermilk or whole wheat-honey to chocolate-chip or fresh strawberry.

My favorites of the bunch, however, are the health-nuts: blueberry pancakes topped with granola, chopped walnuts, and more blueberries. There’s really nothing healthy about them, especially when doused in syrup, but these pancakes are always hearty and always delicious.

1400 E. 18th Ave., 303-832-4351