I just love the name of this restaurant. The owner shared with us that this restaurant was his “plan B.” His Plan A had been a bed and breakfast, but after talking it over with family, he decided on Plan B and I personally am very happy he did. Peter and I stopped into Plan B in Asbury Park on Thursday night to celebrate Peter’s birthday. Plan B’s home is in a long and narrow building located on the first block of Cookman Avenue right off of Main street.
As you know, on my Quest for Food with Attitude, I am forever searching out new and inventive menus. Plan B did not disappoint. After some guidance from the owner, we decided on two appetizers the Gnocchi with Butternut Squash and Figs and the Duck Sausage, both made in-house by their talented crew.
For dinner, Peter ordered the Steak with Blue Cheese and Eggplant Fries. I had to try a bite and wow, one of the best steaks I’ve ever had. I ordered the Fish of the Day which was Monk fish, lightly fried served over a salad with the tiniest baby beets. The fish came wearing this funny sombrero, which I soon realized was a large ravioli filled with a sauce meant to enhance the fish and salad. Like I said, very inventive and delicious.
As I was taking pictures of my food, and Peter’s food and other people’s food (Yes, it’s never a secret when Jersey Bites is in the house. ) I came across a table of Twitter buddies. As you can see here, they are playing the part of casual diners oblivious to the camera brilliantly. Well done @AsburyPop
Plan B is a BYOB, so be sure to come prepared. Unfortunately, their website is not working at the moment, so I can’t link to a menu. Hopefully, this issue will be rectified in the next few days.
705 Cookman Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ 07712-7007