Erika Council’s foodie career has taken many forms. She shared recipes on her Southern Souffle blog, held Sunday Suppers at her home and pop-ups in Summerhill, collaborated with pitmaster Bryan Furman on breakfast at B’s Cracklin’ BBQ, and delivered Bomb Biscuits around the city during the heart of the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, she’s bringing her hearty breakfast sandwiches and flavored cinnamon rolls to Old Fourth Ward with a stall in Irwin Street Market.
Slated to open the second week in September in the space across from Glide Pizza, Bomb Biscuits will serve its evolving menu of specialty biscuits and sandwiches—think hot honey, country ham, and fried chicken—Thursday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Items will be available for pre-order and walk-in, and delivery will continue to be offered.
“Most of my customers are in Old Fourth Ward and Decatur, and one of the biggest complaints was people couldn’t come pick [the biscuits] up,” Council explains. “Irwin Street Market has an incubator kitchen, so I can do my production there.”
Previously available only by the half dozen, cinnamon rolls—in unique flavors like apple pie—will be sold in singles on the weekends, allowing customers to try more items. Other offerings include a vegan sausage biscuit, a gluten-free BLT with black pepper bacon, and a quiche with biscuit crust.
“I tend to push the envelope on biscuits and take it a step further than a plain old buttermilk biscuit—although that’s my favorite,” Council says. “[For example], I have a graham cracker s’more biscuit and a pretzel biscuit.”
At Irwin Street Market, Council will sell local coffee, sweet tea, soda, and juices to accompany her goodies. Counter seating will be available, and Bomb Biscuits will continue to ship nationwide as well.