Now I'm a Yankee girl through and through--and by that I mean New Englander, not a fan of a certain baseball team based out of the Bronx--but I do love me some down home Southern cooking. Biscuits and gravy are pretty high on my comfort food list. New York City isn't much of a biscuits and gravy kind of town. But perhaps things are changing...
Last week Grub Street noted that little ol' biscuits and gravy are turning up on more brunch menus around the city. Could it be that biscuits and gravy are more widely available in the city that I had assumed? To the internets!
Here are some of the brunchtime biscuit and gravy offerings that I dug up...
Biscuits & Gravy: Flatbush Farm: Buttermilk biscuits and sausage gravy, hand cut biscuits $12.00 Home: Country Biscuits with chicken sausage and milk gravy $8.
Biscuits & Gravy for vegetarians and non vegetarians: Dante's: Biscuits And Gravy--two southern style buttermilk biscuits with sausage cream gravy for $6.00. With two eggs any style $8.00. The vegetarian biscuit version with cream wild mushroom gravy is also $8.00
Egg: Homemade buttermilk biscuits in sawmill gravy made with pork sausage or pan-seared mushrooms $8.
Enids: Homemade buttermilk biscuits and sausage or vegetarian gravy. $6.95 for a 1/2 order or $8.95 for a full order.
Lodge: Biscuits and Gravy $7, served with sausage or veggie sausage. With eggs for $9.
Biscuits & gravy for social drinkers: Nita Nita: Biscuits And Gravy Tapas Platter served with bacon and eggs, Cocktail (Mimosa, Bellini, Bloody Mary Or Screwdriver), Juice, Coffee or Tea for $11.00.
Biscuits & gravy for really social drinkers: Essex: Southern biscuits, sausage patties & eggs with sausage gravy plus 3 Bloody Marys, Screwdrivers or Mimosas for $16.
Biscuits & gravy and a little somethin' somethin': Delta Grill: Southern butter biscuits, bowl of grits and pan-gravy. $8.00
Downtown Atlantic: Scrambled eggs with sweet caramelized onions. Served with homemade biscuits and savory Southern gravy $9. Lawman and I tried this out last weekend. Not the best biscuits and gravy that I've had but it was reasonably priced and came with delicious free carrot bread.
Nono Kitchen: homemade southern biscuits with two fried eggs topped with sausage gravy $9.00.
Stone Park Cafe: buttermilk biscuits, braised greens, sausage gravy, eggs any style for $13.00.
And for vegan craving the forbidden dish, Sacred Chow served up "Better than Biscuits & Gravy." Two biscuit halves layered w/steamed greens & tofu scramble topped with a luscious white gravy for $11.50. As much as I love Sacred Chow, I have a hard time imagining this dish is better than real biscuits and gravy, but I can vouch for the deliciousness of their Banana Bread French Toast and their Smokey Tempeh and Sweet Potato Hash, so maybe they are on to something.
Personally I'm a fan of the Sausage & Biscuits at Little D Eatery in Park Slope. The housemade sausage is fantastic, the toothsome mushrooms are a nice addition and they make a mean sage scented gravy.
At $13 it's not the most expensive biscuits and gravy around, but it definitely clocks in on the pricier end. I'm eager to try out some of the other less expensive biscuits and gravy options. And I'm sure that this list is by no means exhaustive. Any any all biscuit and gravy suggestions are most welcome! Where do you go in the city for your biscuits and gravy fix?