Maple Street Biscuit Company
2004 San Marco Blvd.
You ever meet one of those stick-in-the-mud types who say things like, “Oh, that’s just way too much for me”?
Well, I don’t hang out with those types.
For me, there’s no such thing as too much of a good thing.
And lots of people obviously agree with me because they crowd into Maple Street Biscuit Company every day for ludicrous combinations of good food.
The vibe at Maple Street Biscuit Company is upbeat and fun.
Stick-in-the-muds should stay home.
Instead of giving you a number for your order, the cheerful girls behind the counter ask you a question.
Here’s how it works.
Every customer is asked the same question, but the question changes every day.
Today it was, “What is your favorite game?” And your answer is how you identify your order when it’s ready.
It seems I didn’t understand.
“You know, video game, computer game, card game,” the girl kindly explained.
Oh. Ummm…. I usually don’t have time to play games.
“Okay, well, what was the last game you remember playing?”
Uhhhh. Monopoly? During the Carter Administration, maybe?
“Great! When we call Monopoly, come get your order!”
Look, you better be in a good mood when you come here because a meal at Maple Street Biscuit Company is like a trip to Disney World for your taste buds and arteries.
Everything here is gleefully over-the-top.
Such as my “Five and Dime”—a teetering tower of heart-clogging comfort food.
As the name on the door implies, the specialty at Maple Street Biscuit Company is…
And I’m sure Maple Street Biscuit Company makes fantastic biscuits…
…it’s just kinda hard to tell for sure with all that other goodness piled on top.
Pecan smoked bacon.
An egg over-easy.
All topped off with a healthy ladling of sausage gravy!
Holy quadruple bypass, Batman, this just might be the single most over-the-top meal to ever meet my taste buds!
And I’m sure you’re wondering, “Okay, but dis it taste good??”
…the answer is a resounding YES!
Fluffy but hearty biscuits, all-natural fried chicken, organic eggs, gourmet thick-cut bacon, quality real cheese.
All smothered with an off-the-hook sausage gravy.
Some sausage gravies—mostly served at those little chain joints along the interstate—are nothing more than tiny flecks of sausage and a bland cream gravy.
There’s nothing tiny or bland about Maple Street’s sausage gravy.
Chunks of zesty sausage is found in every bite.
And with a spicy kick, this sausage gravy perfectly complemented the smoky flavor of the bacon and earthiness of my homemade biscuit.
Likewise, the warm egg yolk flowing out onto the crispy fried chicken was a delicious contrast.
This isn’t a Hardee’s biscuit sandwich you could eat with one hand driving down I-95.
Now, most folks who come here don’t have much room for a side.
Most folks are missing out.
But I’m not most folks.
The macaroni and cheese is a crock of melty cheesy goodness topped with crumbled Cheese-Itz. Yup, just like everything else here – over-the-top good.
And the collards deserve a spot in the vegetable Hall of Fame.
Both sweeter and spicier than any greens I’ve tasted before, these collards came swimming in a wicked broth of flavor and seasoning.
Biscuits, fried chicken, eggs, cheese, bacon, sausage gravy, collard greens and mac and cheese?
All for one traveler’s lunch?
Too much even for me?
Nope! If it’s good, there’s no such thing as too much.
Rating: Bought the Shirt!