A few months ago I got an email from a guy that wanted to tell me about a biscuit truck he and his wife were planning to launch. Excuse me, did you say biscuit truck??
While I’m not much on pancakes, waffles, cinnamon rolls, and danishes for breakfast, I do love a good biscuit. In fact, my ideal breakfast plate includes biscuits with gravy, country ham on a biscuit, scrambled eggs and a little bit of fruit on the side. Yes, I like a big breakfast. And I’m not even done yet. I’d finish up that meal by smooshing together some butter and sorghum and sopping it all up with another biscuit.
Count ‘em. That’s at least 3 biscuits in one meal.
The East Nasty: Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheddar, and Sausage Gravy on a Biscuit
So to hear that there was going to be a mobile vendor trucking around town with scratch made biscuits, well, yes, the thought of that made me smile.
And then I met Karl and Sarah Worley, the husband-wife team behind The Biscuit Love Truck. And they made me smile.
Here are two genuinely nice people that also just happen to be very talented chefs with a passion for all things Southern. As I’ve begun eating my way through their menu, I have yet to find a dish I don’t like.
The Princess: Hot Chicken, Honey, Housemade Pickles and Mustard on a Biscuit
How can you not love creations made up of fried chicken and biscuits? The East Nasty is true comfort food for me – fried chicken, sausage gravy, cheese and a fluffy biscuit- this is the kind of food that reminds me of home.
Then you’ve got The Princess, a tribute to Nashville’s hot chicken. And believe me, it is hot. Delicious, but hot. Thank goodness for those refreshing housemade pickles, as they lend your tongue a helping hand by cooling things off a bit!
Bonuts: Biscuit Donuts with Cream Cheese/Honey Filling served over Fresh Peaches
And then there are the Bonuts. Yes, I said BONUTS.
I was curious as to what prompted the creation of the bonut, so I asked Karl, and he explained that it was really just a way to use up excess product. They often found themselves throwing out extra dough, and since they use local flour and local buttermilk for the biscuit dough,”the thought of the farmers’ work being wasted killed me… thus Bonuts were born.”
My bonuts shown above with fresh peaches were absolutely delicious, but I’m really looking forward to trying the newest version, a lemon curd and mascarpone filled bonut with blueberry compote underneath. Throughout the year the fillings and dips will change, so it’ll be fun to see what combinations they come up with next.
While we’re on the subject of sweets, it’s time I introduce you to the sweetest of them all.
Named after Karl and Sarah’s daughter and made up of all of her favorite things, The Gertie blew my mind.
The Gertie: Caramelized Banana Jam, Housemade Peanut Butter with Pretzel Crunch, Olive and Sinclair Chocolate Gravy over a Biscuit
Good Golly Miss Molly. Or I guess make that Good Golly Miss Gertie!
If you don’t know it already, I’m a sucker for pretty much anything Peanut Butter and Chocolate. Peanut Butter, Chocolate and Banana? Even better. Throw in a little something crunchy and salty like this pretzel crunch and you’ve sent me over the edge.
Another shot of Gertie. Because she deserves two photos.