From May 22 to May 31, I traveled across country, from Washington, D.C., to San Francisco, California. Here's a snippet from that week. —Erin Zimmer
This breakfast sandwich, a cousin of Eggs Benedict, doesn't even have a Wikipedia page. That's how you know it's underground in the breakfast world. At Causeway Cafe in Wrightsville Beach Island, North Carolina, Eggs Neptune have all the Benedictine ingredients (poached egg, English muffin and golden hollandaise), except the star ingredient here is crab meat.
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The crustacean can be too overwhelming for some breakfasters, especially at a time when dishes don't veer far from eggs, sugar and butter. (Isn't it too early for crab? Wait, is that possible?!) But at Causeway Cafe, a laid-back eating shack in the four-mile-long island of Wrightsville Beach near Wilmington, Eggs Neptune hit the spot. Especially with the beachy vibe and saltiness of the country-fried potatoes, also served with the dish.
114 Causeway Drive, Wrightsville Beach NC 28480 (map) 910-256-3730
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