Avenue Grill

Jeff Balke
Cops, reporters, lawyers and other folks who frequent the police station and the municipal courthouse have made this steam-table diner a lunchtime institution. The people-watching is great: Downtown business types rubbing shoulders with folks in African-inspired tribal garb. Try one of the best chicken-fried steaks in town, presented with huge servings of true homestyle vegetables. And be sure to save room for a piece of near-perfect pie. Breakfast and lunch only.