Looking for something fun to get into this weekend? Yes, of course you are! Good thing I’ve got a great suggestion.
This Saturday, Kim of the Curvy CEO blog is hosting the Shopaholics Suite at the Civic Center in downtown Silver Spring! You’ll have the opportunity to shop the closets of some of DC’s local bloggers, including one of my fav, Elle of Eat.Style.Play , nosh on various sweets and treats and get that holiday shopping started early!
And you know what else?? I’ll be there with my mom selling homemade desserts from our old-fashion baked goods business– Leola’s Bakeshop.
In case you need more reasons for why you should come on by, not that I know why you would ;-), Kim’s got a few for you:
Hope to see you there!
When it happens, just say that I told you so. DC appears to be the verge of its next food trend… biscuits.
A couple weeks ago crowd favorite, Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. opened its doors in Petworth in DC’s only pop-uppery Eats Place. I’ve since learned that they are no longer there(that was quick), but are instead working to open their own brick & mortar in early 2015. Anywho…
Fad or no fad, I love a good biscuit. In my honest opinion, biscuits are America’s croissants. Is that dramatic? I don’t care, I love biscuits in all their buttery, flaky glory. With that said, I naturally had to pop by Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. one morning to try them out.
Some of you may be thinking, it’s a biscuit, how interesting can things get? Ha! Mason Dixie starts by offering 3 different types of biscuits: the traditional buttermilk version, sweet corn and the ballsy ham/cheddar/jalapeno. And you can’t just leave that biscuit plain!(Well, I can but most people can’t) And because of that, Mason Dixie makes a variety of spreads & preserves including pork rind butter, herbed goat cheese and plum, rosemary earl grey compote.
Oh, and don’t forget the sandwiches & platters. Pulled pork with jalapeno slaw, adobo lamb with egg, sausage gravy with a fried egg and even a cucumber, gouda & sprout option for the vegetarians out there..
I was obviously hungry so I went with the buttermilk biscuit with pork rind butter and the chicken biscuit.
The buttermilk biscuit with pork rind butterThe biscuit was light and buttery and it’s relatively big–about palm size. Certainly bigger than a Popeyes or Red Lobster biscuit, but I digress. The only think I didn’t care for was that baking soda after taste that biscuits can sometimes have. Most people probably won’t even notice it but because I dislike it so much, I just couldn’t miss it.
The pork rind butter was a novel idea but the best part about pork rinds is that crunch–and that naturally gets lost here because it’s in wedges into butter… Novel, but not a wow in the flavor category.
The chicken biscuitI ordered my chicken biscuit, which also comes with bacon and a slather of honey(it’s not a lot, I just enjoy using colorful words ) on the ham/jalapeno.cheddar biscuit. Even at $8.00, the chicken biscuit rocked my world. You know why? Because unlike so many other spots making chicken biscuits, they used dark meat. Nothing ruins a flaky, buttery biscuit sandwich like a dry piece of fried breast meat. The sandwhich had a hint of spiciness and th chicken was seasoned exceptionally well. The biscuit itself could be a meal, but it was a great choice for the chicken sandwich.
My only suggestion is to replace the bacon with a fried egg. I’m a bacon lover but it added no value to the mix. An egg on the other hand would totally kick things up. And how fun would a chicken & egg biscuit be??
Next time you’re in the mood for biscuits, follow them to see where they’ll be popping up next!