about 2 months ago
I grew up in Georgia, the heart of biscuits & gravy country, eating this dish at the very least once a week prepared from scratch by my grandmother. The first time we went to Howie's, almost 3 months ago now, I ordered the biscuits & gravy bowl with my normal southern skepticism.
I was amazed at the flavor of the gravy, it's smoothness and texture with just the right amount of pepper. Every time I order this (either in the restaurant or for take out) I know exactly what I will receive. The biscuits are light, never hard or over baked and are a shining example of what a biscuit should be.
The biscuits were still firm but only slightly dampened by the gravy in the take out container. Egg yolks were still breakable even after the trip home. There are huge hunks of ham and sausage in the gravy itself that adds a delicate and smoky flavor to the entire dish. I absolutely love every aspect of this dish.
I dare say this is one of the best examples of the heart of southern cuisine, even better than Granny's (which is saying a lot).Thank you to the chef and staff at Howie's for reviving this childhood memory and allowing me to relive it at an elevated level.