What: Cornmeal pancake and house-made sausage
Where: Lilac Restaurant, 2515 Montana Ave.
When: Brunch is only served on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reservations are suggested since the place fills up quickly and stays full. Reservations can be made by phone at 969-4959 or online at lilacmt.com.
What makes it special? First off, have you ever had a cornmeal pancake? It’s crunchy, thin, not in the least doughy and tastes pretty good with warm maple syrup on it. But the real surprise was the house-made sausage, which was grilled and served like a burger patty. It was plump and juicy with herbal seasoning. The dish is served with an egg on top.