For those who love comfort food done right
Though it may seem strange to you but this South African hasn’t really had much opportunity to delve into the delicious world of country cooking. It’s just never been a “thing”. That is… until now.
I woke up one morning and decided enough was enough, grabbed Donna, aka Inviting Adventure, and went to investigate this new place I’d seen during my hunt for new places to eat at called Maple Street Biscuit Co.
As we walked in we were immediately hit by the welcoming vibe, the staff are genuinely happy to see you (none of that fake oh heeelllooo stuff) and were super helpful.
I really loved the relaxed feel and immediately gravitated towards the chalkboard menus (blame the artist in me). We were explained how things worked, grabbed a cup of coffee and found a seat at one of the comfy tables to peruse the menu.
They claim to be all about the community and I have to say they definitely weren’t lying. The tables are set up for conversations and laughter. Flying solo or in a large group, they do both!
Time to order
Now this is the hard part, and I have to be extremely honest with you, you’re going to find it absolute torture too. The menu, oh the beautiful menu, how on earth do they expect me to just order one item (or my diet for that matter)! Item after item seemed mouthwateringly good!
We took so long on the menu the guys took pity on us and brought over some of their amazing and special Iced Cinnamon Pecan Biscuits that were all warm and crunchy on the outside yet soft and oh my so good on the inside.
After much deliberation and many a bite of the iced biscuits, Donna and I decided we’d order two different things so that we could try more than one thing without feeling the guilt … well almost.
She went with the famous Squawking Goat, don’t worry no goats were hurt in the making of it. Instead, it was a delicious flaky biscuit with an all-natural fried chicken breast topped with a fried goat cheese medallion surrounded by and house-made pepper jelly. Now that jelly … phew… it brought back memories of my first love, pepperdews. Hmmm so so good.
I, after the customary Virgo deliberation, decided upon the Five and Dime. A Flaky biscuit with an all-natural fried chicken breast, pecanwood smoked bacon, cheddar cheese smothered in sausage gravy with a
teeny tiny kick and finally topped with a fried egg.
We do not talk about the calories on this one but rather just how incredibly delicious it was!
After the first bite of mine, I found myself grateful that Donna is a sharer and we shared our meals in moments of pure culinary silent bliss in between moments of ooooo’s and aaaah’s.
Maple Street Biscuit Co. has both the Texan and South African’s approval for delicious biscuit chicken goodness. There were so many choices that we found ourselves immediately discussing when we could return to delve into more southern goodness!
If you’re ever in St Pete and want a scrumptious breakfast or brunch while walking downtown and near Central Avenue definitely stop in and enjoy! Just don’t curse us when you find yourselves not wanting to leave!
Know of any St Pete place we should visit next? Pop us a comment below!
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* This review was written in my own words. All thoughts and opinions are my own.