I haven’t yet braved the lines at Manhattan’s new 24/7 Empire Biscuit (whose tagline is ‘Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drunk’). But that doesn’t mean that I don’t love biscuits, especially when they’re super flaky and rich and made by someone who is not afraid to throw some good fried chicken on top of one. Which is why I’m already psyched for the upcoming Buttered Biscuit opening in January in Chicago’s awesomely kitschy Ohio House Motel. Heisler Hospitality is designing the place; their dream is a ‘farm-to-table waffle house.’ Meanwhile, the menu will feature any number of bacon, sausage, eggs and gravy-on-biscuit combos, plus that fried chicken biscuit sandwich I’m thinking about. On the more experimental side, there is a breakfast salad in the works with bacon, eggs, hot sauce dressing and biscuit croutons, as well as sweet biscuits like sweet potato and marshmallow. The house condiment: sweet-and-spicy Louisiana honey.
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