For those that are carb counters or currently in the middle of a juice cleanse, we highly recommend you leave this page now. Serious foodies and those that love to gorge on southern style cuisine, please stay. The all new Scratch Biscuit (1306 Chestnut St.) opened up last week so obviously we had to give it a try.
Owner and creator of this boutique biscuit slinging shop is local restauranteur Mitch Prensky who also owns the South St. bistro Supper. Looking to cash in on his locally famous biscuit sandwiches that he is known for selling at local farmer’s markets and food festivals, Mitch decided to open up shop tnext two two wildly popular watering holes (McGillin’s & Bru) with the presence of mind to stay open late to take advantage of the intoxicated crowds. What better way to sober up then to scarf down a southern biscuit sandwich.
However, on our visit we decided to go during normal business hours. The menu which consists of biscuit sandwich creations such as brisket, pulled pork, fried chicken, ham and more. Topped with traditional country dinner sides such as corn, coleslaw and pickled onions, it was very difficult to choose what to get. Add the fact that they also have a dizzying array of breakfast sandwiches that are served all day.
The biscuits themselves are warm and fluffy (tend to break apart when holding them) but the mess kinda adds to the experience, so make sure you grab a fork with your meal. We are pretty certain before you’re finished grubbing you’ll be in the midst of a biscuit salad. See the full menu here.
A very cool feature Scratch Biscuit has is their late night backdoor specials. Yes I know this sounds kind of sexually suggestive but I assure you its all food related. Fridays and Saturdays, Scratch Biscuit serves “$5 Buck Cluck” (fried chicken, pimento cheese, & pickles) out of their back entrance on Drury St. during the hours of 11 pm and 1 am. So for patrons stumbling out of nearby bars, they’ll stumble into biscuit heaven.
All-in-all this place is legit. If you’re a fan of places like Cracker Barrel or Bob Evans with a twist of Churches Chicken then this place is calling your name. We definitely look forward to going back and sampling more of the menu. In the meantime check it out and let us know what you think!