Black Walnut Café
The parking lot was packed at 10:50 a.m. Maybe everyone there was looking for a late breakfast (a spectacular array of dishes) or an early lunch; in either case, this kitchen can deliver. Truly, the lobster Benedict was a showstopper, with its generous chunks of lobster, peppered bacon, and poached eggs napped in a cayenne-citrus hollandaise. We’re going back to try the chicken-fried steak; it’s bound to be top-notch. Every neighborhood needs a casual place like this; it’s kid friendly, and there’s a charming patio.