Written by Gina Davis, a fourth-grade student at South Loop Elementary School and a budding genius in the 826CHI writing program.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day for clowns, who practice fitting into their cars by squeezing into omelets and use jelly-donut filling to paint their expressions. Start your day in a fun way with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of diner fare for breakfast or lunch at Jelly Pancake House in Merrillville.
Jelly Pancake House serves up a variety of fresh, delicious plates for all taste buds in an independently owned restaurant. When you walk or scooter into the clean atmosphere, dive into a breakfast of pancakes made with buttermilk, blueberries, and cherry, swimming through the right amount of maple syrup and butter ($3.85–$5.95). The country-fried steak skillet comes in from the country carrying layers of potatoes, two eggs, fried steak, green peppers, onions, and biscuit gravy ($7.15). Stomachs grumbling for something else order a lunch of fried tempura shrimp with spicy soy dipping sauce ($7). Tuna finally comes without a can in the traditional tuna-salad sandwich, with albacore-tuna chunks, celery, and mayonnaise served on a butter roll with a cup of soup and choice of fries or coleslaw ($8.95). Sit at a clean wooden table big enough to hold all-ages soccer teams, topped with colorful flowers in a vase.