I can’t tell you how many times I have eaten breakfast, brunch or lunch at the original Flying Biscuit in Candler Park. It is always a little scary, however, when local institutions become franchise operations around the city, so I visited the Flying Biscuit in Town Brookhaven with some trepidation.
This sparkling, bright version was visually appealing. The colors are muted shades of green, blue and orange with deep purple booths and napkins, which clearly differentiated it from the original. The staff and service, however, were both outstanding – friendly, gracious and fast. I was instantly made to feel at ease and as if I were visiting a neighborhood landmark. The old-fashioned oilcloth-type table-cloths helped too.
The menu is a delight. Salads, sandwiches, entrees and starters are fascinating, whether it is the Coca-Cola BBQ glazed salmon or the homemade meatloaf, pimento cheese and fried green tomatoes. There are plenty of fish, beef, chicken and veggie options in the various selections.
But what is a visit to any Flying Biscuit without sampling from the Breakfast All Day menu section. Recalling earlier times, I ordered the Egg-ceptional Eggs. This original recipe features over-medium eggs atop the signature black bean cakes that are lightly seasoned, creamy in texture and full of black bean flavor. Served with a tomatilla salsa, chunks of feta and sour cream, it is one of the best creations to come out of the kitchens of Atlanta. This filling breakfast is $7.99 and includes a large biscuit and the best grits in town. There are 19 other breakfast options almost as enticing at prices from $7.49 to $9.99.
This Flying Biscuit is a place well worth many visits and lives up to the reputation and memories I have of the first one in Candler Park. It is located at 705 Town Blvd. and is open daily. For more infor-mation, call 404-963-7744 or visit www.flyingbiscuit.com and celebrate a great Atlanta tradition in food.
– Dick Funderburke