Nothing like Grandma’s cooking
After looking at the menu, talking with the owners, and hearing feedback about their grand opening, my husband and I were more than ready to visit Biscuits & Gravy Neighborhood Kitchen. After all the built-up anticipation, we were left more than pleased with our visit and meals as they exceeded all expectations.
Upon arriving and while waiting for our meals to arrive, we were each given a sample of their signature dish – biscuits and gravy. It was exactly like grandmother used to make – or dare I say, even better.
Something we both noticed was the toasted biscuit. Not overdone or too crisp, but as we talked to each other about it, and to Manager Ryan Martinez, it made complete sense. They toast the biscuits for just a minute to add a slight crisp to it. It makes it so the biscuit holds up to the gravy, allowing you to enjoy the flavors of the gravy and the biscuit – and not end up with a mushy mess by the time you get through your plate. This is something I have never been able to pull off when I make them. It made the meal more pleasant and the flavors more enjoyable.
The gravy has a nice consistency, peppered just right, and just the right amount of sausage. Nothing was starchy and everything was seasoned perfectly. All in all, it left me wanting more, but I was also eager to try something different on the menu.
My husband did have Grandma’s Biscuits & Gravy Plate with scrambled eggs and a side of hashbrowns and bacon. I had a short stack with hash browns and bacon.
You could tell they had a good grill in their kitchen – and a good cook. Everything had that nice crisp outside and warm and tender on the inside. Everything tastes like good southern home cooking. To me, it was reminiscent of being back on my grandparents’ farm eating a good, hearty country breakfast after tending to some outside chores.
It’s a place I will be going back to again – even if it’s just for biscuits and gravy.
Biscuits & Gravy Neighborhood Kitchen is a family owned and operated local restaurant located at the Val Verde Flea Market at 935 Bus. 83, Suite 9 in Donna and is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m.