Sunday, January 4, 2009

Sunday Brunch: Biscuits & Gravy Cometh

Biscuits n Gravy from Little D

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

: 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.

Biscuits and gravy with house-made breakfast sausage & poached eggs even make an appearance on Telepan's two course $28 prefixe brunch menu

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.

Biscuits 'N' 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?


Anonymous said...

I haven't been there in awhile, but I seem to remember that Great Jones Cafe has a pretty good smothered eggs dish.

Rachael Rakes said...

The last time I had the dish at Lodge, the gravy was gummy and flavorless. I couldn't eat it. It was just sitting there looking up at me in its gloppy ickiness.

Def recommend the ones at egg--the biscuits are perfect southern style and the gravy super-meaty.

kathryn said...

I have eaten them also at:

The Smith
The Neptune Room (currently under renovation)
Eleven Madison Park (these were the best! RIP EMP brunch)

Apparently you can also have them at Braeburn, JoeDoe, Bussaco, Commerce, Aspen Social Club, Stanton Social, Clinton St Baking Co, Old Devil Moon.

Anonymous said...

'Biscuits and Gravy' and 'New Yawk City' = OXYMORON.

Kind of like saying where can I get some good barbecue in NYC. Ain't gonna happen.

BUT, biscuits and gravy (redeye, sawmill, or sausage) are easy to prepare at home -- and light years better than anything you find in a NYC restaurant.

Get cookin'. That's what we Southen' folks do, after all.

Anonymous said...

Didn't Doc make crude remarks about you gals on that other site?

Anonymous said...


I must have missed something here because I never saw any "crude remarks" by "Doc" on that other site.

Could you be more specific? Do you have a website or a contact address, JoJo?

Anonymous said...


Doc is an internet troll and demented blowhard who makes crude remarks all over the internet.

If you google "docchuck" you'll get a true vision of mental illness.

And see his repulsive writings.

Anonymous said...

DocChuck is batshit crazy, for sure.

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The_Ferret said...


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The_Ferret said...

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