The dish…on just one dish!
Recently, there’s been some talk on where to find some good biscuits and gravy around Little Rock. Well, the good news…I did find some legitimate, real-deal biscuits and gravy. The bad news…they’re three hours north in Branson at McFarlain’s Family Restaurant.
Our Spring Break ’13 trip brought us to redneck Vegas in search of amusement parks and wax museums. We found all those things and, of course, biscuits and gravy. Truth be told, I eat b&g just about as much as I go to Branson, which is once every 20 years. It’s hard to imagine a more fattening, gluttonous dish than dense biscuits covered with a mound of hearty gravy.
But at least McFarlain’s is the real deal– no pre-package fake stuff here. Two buttery biscuits are covered with thick, peppery gravy infused with bacon bits and chunks of sausage. You’ll find the biscuits are far superior to the gravy, but together, they do form a nice team.
I was able to tackle one biscuit. Afterwards, regrets and slight depression set in over my almost shameful culinary act. Grown men with high cholesterol have no business eating b&g. But this certainly wasn’t my first, nor last idiotic decision in the name of food journalism.
Here’s hoping that no one finishes an entire order by themselves. Please, for the sake of your own well-being, consider splitting an order with 2…or 10 other individuals.
Finally, if you happen to find some good b&g in Little Rock, please let me know in the comment box. There are some other brave souls out there who would be very appreciative.
As for Branson…here’s to a fabulous Spring Break ’33.