Jethro’s Fine Grub has been on the review list for a long time now and it was definitely worth the wait. On the way to the restaurant James and I reminisced about the other famous Jethro – Jethro Bodean of Beverley Hillbillies fame. I was half expecting to see possum bennies served with a side of vittles on the menu and was oddly disappointed when it wasn’t. Oh well.
Jethro’s was a bit of revelation for me. I guess with all the hype surrounding this place I guess I was expecting something different. The decor was clean and spare and the walls were void of anything save for a nondescript paint job. Clearly, Jethro is focussing his energy on where it counts – the food. I ordered the crab cakes bennie, after confirming with our lovely waitress that it was indeed real crab. It was really well done…the crab cakes were tasty and flavourful, the eggs poached just right, and I even got a side of toast. James detected a bit of curry in the hollandaise, I know what he was getting at, but I thought it was tumeric. Either way, it was deeeeeeeelish!
Who knew sleepy, genteel Dunbar had a breakfast place with a funky, tasty vibe? Jethros Fine Grub gets its sly and fun message across early: “Please Eat Responsibly” the menu states, and it’s easy to do so here. The six-page breakfast menu ranges from savory egg dishes to decadent pancake offerings that would give Sara Lee a run for her money. I ordered the Smoked Salmon Benedict, and enjoyed every morsel. Nothing showy, but solid fare with a just-right hollandaise sauce (was that a touch of curry I detected?) to first-rate hash browns (cooked thoroughly on the inside with a crispy bronzed skin – George Hamilton would be impressed). Service was prompt and friendly, and the diner is clean and uncluttered.
Breakfast for two cost us $38.00
Theresa’s rating: 4 eggs out of 5
James’ raiting: 4 eggs out of 5