The Plate: Blueberry pancakes
The Place: John G’s, Plaza del Mar, 264 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan; 585-9860 or www.johngs.com.
The Price: $6.85 (cash only)
The Skinny: I love John G’s. The gazpacho is some of the best anywhere, served on ice with elaborate pepper garnishes. The Greek salads are good, too. And I know folks who go there when they have a yen for fried fish.
But I like the place for breakfast.
My mom will tell you there’s nothing like their bacon — crisp and juicy and smoky all at once. And the cinnamon-nut French toast has its fan base.
But I’m partial to the blueberry pancakes.
The lighter-than-air pancakes are bursting with blueberries, and the batter is not too sweet, so the berries shine. A regular stack almost is too much for me, but I manage.
Now, about that bacon. …
— Scott Simmons