Patsy’s coal-fired oven produces classic northeastern Italian-American pizzas.
Many northern New Jerseyans look to the B & W Bakery to satisfy their crumb cake cravings. While some Jersey cakes use a pound cake-like base, B & W’s “heavy crumb cake” is built upon a lightly sweet yeasted pastry, like a Danish. The waist-deep pile of large crumbs, some crunchy and others soft, that sits atop the cake are not cloyingly sweet, though plenty sweet enough. This is a crumb cake that just cries out for a pot of coffee and a lazy morning.
Star of the diverse, modern, three-meal-a-day menu is pork, especially wonderful as Porkchop Deluxxe and as Pork Belly Hash.
The Streamliner Diner is to restaurants what Fiesta Ware is to plates: retro, funky, fun and utilitarian. Whatever else you have for breakfast, side it with hash browns.
A large and extraordinarily polite cafeteria, Gray Brothers is a Hoosier heartland sampler, including fried chicken with an ultra-flavorful crust, four-star mac ‘n’ cheese, cornbread stuffing, and butterscotch pie. Tell the servers what entrée you want; they put it onto a nice flower-patterned partitioned plate then slide the plate down to the vegetable area, where it is piled with whatever sides you desire.