Two contrary maxims whispered in my ear as I surveyed the countertop display of desserts. Look for the latest arrivals, said the first, but under their glass domes four other cakes — pound, yellow chocolate, German chocolate, an as-yet-unsliced coconut — seemed equally fresh. Well then, said the second, why not follow the lead of the locals? Here's where they'd left their marks: lemon cake (slice, $3.75).
Bobby's Restaurant (a.k.a. Bobby's Authentic Southern Cuisine)
272 Lyons Ave. (Aldine St.-Clinton Pl.), Newark, New Jersey