Another volume of Beats Beer Brunch at Esoteric.
I decided to take the day off for the Veterans Day holiday. I guess I didn't really need to but I thought it would be nice to have a long weekend and maybe get a few things done around the house.
After having my coffee I got hit with a huge craving for some kinda breakfast-y (sure that's a word) type food. I was going between pancakes somewhere or Handsome Biscuit - of course Handsome Biscuit won.
It took me 30 minutes to drive there from the house which was crazy. Traffic, road work and some non-driving people made it a painful ride. Handsome Biscuit had a line out of the door which is pretty much the norm but I was excited to be there. It's been a several months since I've been there.
I knew what I wanted, the Blue Blazer with the housemade Lupo and a side of hash browns smothered in Redeye gravy. I got to say hi friends while I waited in line and chat a little bit. When I got my take-out bag I was given a little surprise too, a delicious brownie cookie (thanks Brittney!)
So have another 30 minute drive getting home (what is going on with this traffic?), I reassemble my food then take photos of course. Then we eat our delicious brunch before I head out to rake leaves. Pretty good day so far.
I'll be at the Green Flash Industry Night shindig tonight, hope I see some of you there!
Hashi's Ross Riddle jumped into Esoteric's kitchen next to the restaurant's own Ian Hock to serve a great brunch to lucky patrons. You always know when you're eating Hashi, whatever it's form.
See all the photos from the pop-up here.
I take a ton of photos. I try to go through them and figure out what I would like to post but many fall by the wayside. After going through my holiday posts I wanted put up a little bit about a biscuit run I did with my nephew.
Handsome Biscuit in Norfolk, VA makes sweet potato biscuits with just about anything you can think of between them. The favorites include the biscuits that have fried chicken, but they do one with peanut butter and jelly, potato frittata--like I said--everything. Their end of year special was allowing you to add caviar to any biscuit you bought.
Anyway, back to the story. Shelby's sister was in town with the family and when they're here our nephew usually stays with us. We'll play the latest Call of Duty hours on end--seriously, hours. This year,Chayce left before New Years and Thomas was stuck with me and Shelby. TJ (my brother-in-law) had a lunch to go to, so I decided to take Thomas out for brunch! This is where Handsome Biscuit comes in.
I've had every biscuit on the regular menu at Handsome Biscuit.
They'll have specials here and there but I've made it a point to eat every one written up on the board in the shop. I think the Bleu Blazer is my favorite but the Stevie is a close second. Since it was Thomas' first time there I suggested he try the Hella Fitzgerald. It has fried chicken, sausage gravy, and bacon. You can't go wrong with it. You can probably guess what I ordered: Bleu Blazer.
We ordered our biscuits to go and I figured we'd run down near Nauticus and the Pagoda to sit at U.S.S Wisconsin and eat. Look up the the old battleship sometime, neat stuff. There is a little memorial park at the pier with stories about different ships of historical significance and the sailors who manned them.
Oh before we went to the park, we stopped by Shady Grove Marketplace in the Freemason District of Norfolk. We needed something to drink, so we picked up a couple of sodas and chatted with Emily--part of the husband/wife team that owns the cool, cozy cornershop. The weather was great for late December, we were able to sit outside without jackets and eat. We finished our biscuits, checked out the Pagoda and headed home to meet the rest of the family.
I really enjoyed this.