Courtesy of Jason Stemple
Grab-and-go biscuit spot Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit is opening an outpost in Virginia-Highland come December. Replacing Winter Wren boutique at 1005 North Highland Avenue, it will serve fresh savory and sweet biscuits, hand pies, and biscuit bowls, with French press coffee, daily. The small-sized biscuits are sold in pairs, three for $5, or by the dozen, because owner Carrie Morey believes, “little biscuits make tastier biscuits.”
Morey opened Callie’s Charleston Biscuits—named after her mother, a caterer—last year. As at the Charleston’s location, the Virginia-Highland shop will serve seven varieties of biscuits, ranging from country ham and cheddar and chive to buttermilk and cinnamon. There will be a biscuit of the day, such as a BLT with roasted tomatoes, onions, and garlic, or shrimp with basil mayo and arugula. Unique to the Atlanta location will be hand pies, like pimento cheese and country ham, and a signature peach biscuit. There will be fried chicken biscuit Fridays, and sweet biscuits on weekends (think Nutella and banana, pumpkin spice, and PBJ).
Patrons can also enjoy biscuit and grit bowls with biscuit dough spread across the bottom and toppings of their choosing (avocado, shrimp, tomatoes), and split pea or spicy tomato soup served in biscuit bowls with a biscuit on the side.
Open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the week and also 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, the 900-square-foot shop will have an open kitchen, a reclaimed wood wall, large windows, and high ceilings. There will be a frozen, refrigerated, and packaged section where patrons can purchase biscuits, cocoa and cream cookies, cheese crisps, pimento cheese, peach basil jam, and bourbon barrel maple syrup, plus cookbooks and tea towels to take home.
“I look at Atlanta as a culinary mecca, and Virginia-Highland is like its own little town,” Morey says. “I’ve always been very fond of the perfect little walking and shopping area there. The space truly fit my aesthetic and my brand.”