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The Teardrop Skillet ($14) at Gina’s Teardrop Cafe can be served with toast or pancakes. It is the Meat Lovers Skillet with the addition of homemade country gravy and biscuits. Photos by Sean Hastings/22nd Century Media
Special #3 ($8) at Gina’s Teardrop Cafe in New Lenox is one egg any style, a cup of fruit, a side of avocado and a piece of toast.
Sean Hastings, Freelance Reporter
1:49 am CDT July 8, 2019

Veterans eat for free from 6:30-8 a.m. on the last Monday of every month at Gina’s Teardrop Cafe in New Lenox. It has been that way for approximately two years. 

“When my father passed and we were at the cemetery, everybody there volunteers, and it just gave me the inspiration that we need to do something,” owner Gina Buck said. “It’s a big turnout. And their stories are unreal. It has turned into a great event that we do.”

Gina said it is nice to see new faces show up for the veterans breakfast who then continue to come back and eventually become regulars.