Biscuits for Breakfast
➼ Lauren Raymond, assistant pastry chef at Empire State South (999 Peachtree Street), is the secret weapon behind the restaurant’s fluffy, gently tangy buttermilk biscuits. A side biscuit ($2) includes seasonal homemade jam—perhaps quince, strawberry, or peach. Among the build-your-own breakfast sandwich options, choose the beauty that graces our cover this month: a biscuit layered with bacon, pimento cheese, and fried chicken ($7) .
➼ The burgers at Red Eyed Mule (1405 Church Street Extension, Marietta) draw plenty of praise, but the buttery biscuits served in the morning deserve their own accolades. The glorious ham and egg biscuit ($4.25) includes stacked slivers of properly chewy, salty country ham.
➼ Located in an old Pure Oil gas station near the entrance to Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Mountain Biscuits (1718 Old Highway 41, Marietta, 770-419-3311) serves oversized, old-fashioned “cat-head” biscuits ideal for stuffing. We’re partial to the chicken biscuit ($4) filled with a crisp fried hunk of boneless white meat.