On this most gloomy day, doesn't a stack of hotcakes sound good? Yes. Yes, it does. So, you can celebrate National Pancake Day, which is today, by visiting your nearest Maison Internationale des Crêpes for a free short stack of pancakes. (Here's a handy list of Bay Area IHOP locations.)

For the more gastronomically inclined, you might want to try Tyler Florence's (who has been looking especially dreamy these days over at the Food Network) Ricotta Pancakes with Roasted Golden Delicious Apples and Roasted Prosciutto. Find the recipe here or after the jump.