Lots And Lots Of Nashville Biscuit Love, And Sufganiyot Inspiration

We had the very best lunch at Biscuit Love in Nashville. It started out as a food truck and now has this nice-size location
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annnnnd they feature a bunch of my friend Amy C. Evans‘ art all around
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The portions are super generous, so we just ordered for the table and we snacked around. Apparently they have a ‘secret’ menu with which you can switch some things around, so Av got the Princess biscuit ‘Biscuit, Nashville Style Spicy “Hot Chicken” Thigh, Pickles, Mustard, Honey’ but he really just wanted a biscuit and hot chicken, so they talked him into some gravy and said it’s the ‘Nasty Princess’ as it combines elements from the ‘East Nasty’ biscuit. It fed us all.
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Since we didn’t realize how big it was, we ordered what everyone says you *have* to order — the ‘bonuts’ — “Fried Biscuit Dough, Lemon Mascarpone, Blueberry Compote”
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glorious!
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…and since it was Chanukah, it inspired me to do our sufganiyot (fried doughnuts) this year not as doughnuts or beignets (we usually make beignets), but as fried biscuits a la Biscuit Love.

I just made my fave biscuit recipe, fried them at 350* until they were a nice golden brown (just 2-3 minutes, tops)
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roll them in a brown-and-white sugar combination while still hot
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This is why we only do this once a year! hahaha!
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Served at our big Chanukah supper. Hmmmm my presentation could use some work, but served with bowls of warm chocolate and Bonne Maman strawberry preserves, guess what? They were inhaled. Looooved them.
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One morning, we took the boys back to the Loveless Cafe outside Nashville for breakfast

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At Mexican restaurants, there’s the basket of chips. At some barbecue places or fish camps, it’s the basket of hushpuppies. At the Loveless, it’s the biscuits that hit the table first.

So light, so good, so so so so very good.

This day, I had the fried green tomato with pimento cheese biscuit
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Remembering sweet Carol Fay

Willa Jean NOLA, 1885 Grill ‘Nooga, The Glory Of Laminated Biscuits, And The Intl Biscuit Festival

Willa Jean, from a couple of different visits
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Light fixtures encased in big Hobart-style whisks

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Willa Jean, New Orleans

SEC biscuit: sausage, egg, pimento cheese
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Pigs in a blanket + apricot mustard

This was a little plate of different toasts: smoked salmon / avocado / mushroom
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fried chicken sandwich on a Hawaiian roll
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for dessert, we shared chocolate chip cookies with vanilla milk and a little whisk of cookie batter
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Everything here is just great.

Love sweet Shug!
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my favorite of everything here on the menu are these buttermilk biscuits

they’re laminated (that folding in of butter that makes flaky layers) so every bite is perfectly buttery
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On the speakers at Willa Jean, a lot of 70s and 80s, including:


Okay, let’s talk about these laminated biscuits. Another place we really, really like, 1885 Grill in Chattanooga, does biscuits that same way and it’s just delicious.

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layerrrrrrrsssss
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Knoxville’s Marble City Kitchen won People’s Choice Award at the International Biscuit Festival in May of this year for their “Bourbon and Blue”: Meyer Lemon Southern Biscuit stuffed with Blueberry Cobbler, topped with our very own George Dickel Single Barrel Vanilla Maple Cream Sauce