Butter me up!

Destination Dining

June 23, 2019

Story By: Lianna Mccurdy |

An item essential to the Southern food scene, the biscuit, makes its way onto foodies’ plates in countless ways — incorporated as a breakfast side to a sandwich foundation. Atlanta, a hub for some of the best Southern food in the country, serves up spins on buttery biscuits in sandwich form, complete with fundamental fillings.

1. Buttermilk Kitchen
4225 Roswell Road NE
(678) 732-3274

A restaurant founded on nourishing food enthusiasts with sustainable, local ingredients, Buttermilk Kitchen whips up a palate-pleasing Chicken Biscuit. Chicken breast, brined in sweet tea and fried to a crisp, is assembled on a biscuit slathered in house-made red pepper jelly. House pickles and pimento cheese grits complete this decadent plate. The mix of sweet and savory will excite all palates. Photo courtesy Buttermilk Kitchen

2. Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit
1004 Virginia Ave. NE
(404) 330-8285

Inspired by her mother Callie’s traditional Southern biscuit recipe, Carrie Morey makes accessible, homestyle buttermilk biscuit dishes at Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit. Callie’s award-winning biscuit is spread with Fiery Pimento Cheese (shredded cheddar, pimentos and signature spices mixed by hand) in the bake shop’s Pimento Cheese Sandwich. Photo courtesy Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit

3. Ration & Dram
130 Arizona Ave.
(678) 974-8380

Ration & Dram provides the perfect atmosphere for enjoying Southern eats, offering brunch and dinner plates. A play on Croque Monsieur, a baked or fried ham and cheese sandwich, the Gentleman’s Biscuit is a compilation of shaved ham, Gruyere cheese, and bechamel sauce piled on a buttermilk biscuit. It’s a lovely stack unlike any other, and it keeps diners coming back for more. Photo courtesy Ration & Dram

4. Oddbird
1100 Howell Mill Road

Pop-up shop Oddbird is dedicated to biscuits, chicken and an assortment of Southern staple foods. Tucked inside West Egg Cafe and open the second Wednesday of each month, Oddbird whips up Chicken Biscuit #1, a quintessential piece of fried chicken and dill pickles atop a made-in-house butterlard biscuit. It’s a crisp and zesty dish that is sure to take your taste buds on a tasty, Southern ride. Photo courtesy Oddbird

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