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The Skinny Pancake Opens In Hanover: Enjoy Local Music, Great Food & Brews

Jun 06, 2016 03:56PM ● By Kirsten Gehlbach
“The Skinny Pancake is on a mission to change the world by building a safer, healthier and more delicious food shed while creating everyday enjoyment that is fun and affordable.” That’s their story, and they’re inviting you to join them at their new location in downtown Hanover.

Yup, The Skinny Pancake has arrived in the Upper Valley and aims to make a great first, second, third, and – well, you get it – impression. Hanover’s Skinny Pancake is a cousin to its locations in Burlington and Montpelier but not a clone. The staff invites the folks of the Upper Valley to share their thoughts and what they want to see and, of course, to eat.

In addition to great food, visitors will recognize that “Fun is in our mission.” Here’s the skinny: fun, good food, local music, local brews, and did we mention fun? “We’re flattered by the warm reception we’ve gotten from so many people,” says Michael Cyr, brand manager.

Michael sums it up as he grills pancakes at the Farmers’ Market in Hanover, “We have a desire for local food and music. Skinny Pancake sources food through local farms and believes in giving ‘1% to the planet.’ Community is really important.”

The 30-seat restaurant has an extensive menu. How about a Veggie Monster with Cabot cheddar, fresh spinach, roasted red peppers, caramelized onions, and basil sunflower seed pesto? Want something sweet? Try the Hot Apple Crispy with local apples, honey, cinnamon sugar, and Cabot whipped cream. If you’re in the mood for a burger or salad, there are more options on the menu than space here allows—and all delicious!

Ready for a brew? There are 22 beers on tap (at last count), ranging from Bishop’s Steed from Alstead, New Hampshire’s Belgian Mare Brewery and Hoffman Weiss from the Moat Mountain Brewing Company in North Conway to Windsor, Vermont, Harpoon Brewery’s Hoppy Adventure Double IPA and Eden’s Imperial 11 Rosé Cider from West Charleston. Flatlander visitors might like a taste of Jack’s Abby House Lager or Hoponius Union from Framingham, Massachusetts. For New York taste buds, there’s Hennepin Saison from Ommegang Brewery, a brewer of Belgian-style beers in Cooperstown. Mainers will also find their favorites on the list.

In the mood for music? You betcha. Check the schedule online. The next big event is on June 11th with Joan Shelley. This one is not to be missed so grab a “skinny” (aka a cake), a brew, and enjoy the show.

And check out what’s cooking when Skinny Pancake pushes the red button and goes beyond the box in its new Upper Valley location in Hanover. It’s really fun and entertaining:


Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed 8am–11pm; Thu Fri, Sat 8am–12am

If you’d like to learn more about the Skinny Pancake or you want to join the fun and work there, view their video at

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