Eatonville: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012

Named for the Florida hometown of author Zora Neale Hurston, this sprawling dining room with chandeliers and paddle fans is a lively spot for a Southern-style repast. That means fried chicken with jalapeño-sausage gravy (ask for a bone-in thigh instead of the boneless breast) and custardy mac and cheese or the odd-sounding but delicious fried poached eggs over bacon-studded potato hash. The frittata, with its woodsy shiitakes, feta, and arugula, is a departure from the Dixie theme, but it works. Flaky biscuits come with a few plates—if they don’t, order a round. And don’t overlook the marvelous lavender lemonade, served in a Mason jar. Saturday and Sunday 9 to 3.

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