PIC and I spent a couple days in Charlotte last week and wanted to try new places (to us) for breakfast and dinner.
Park Road Location
4241 Park Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28209
A success story from opening, Flying Biscuit now has a little over a dozen locations in three states; North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.
Walls are hung with interesting vintage cooking gadgets. Those windows you see along the back wall are fitted with mirrors instead of glass panes. Sunflowers are always cheerful and upbeat!
Bacon and Eggs Breakfast ($8.99) sounded good to me, but I modified it by switching out Turkey Bacon for Pork Bacon and had Fresh Seasonal Fruit instead of the Creamy Dreamy Grits they’re known for. We used Turkey Bacon almost exclusively for years, but I just wasn’t in the mood. Turkey Bacon and Grits next time.
PIC adjusted the Piedmont Omelette ($9.99) to pork bacon and sausage instead of turkey and chicken, and opted for home fries instead of grits. Nice and moist inside, the omelette was a tasty hit.
And now to the biscuits. These are not the fluffy, flaky biscuits you may be expecting. These have a soft inside (not flaky per se), surrounded by a very firm crust top and bottom. Broken open, they’re lovely with jam, but would also stand up to a hearty sausage gravy.
The morning we stopped in for breakfast there were lots of families with young children in toe. It worked. Slept in? No worries. They serve breakfast all day. Service was great – attentive, but not overbearing.
Barclay Downs, Specialty Shops
6401 Morrison Blvd #1B
Charlotte, NC 28211
One of our friends chose BrickTops for dinner and boy was I glad they did. The Charlotte location is in Barclay Downs, a small group of specialty shops across from the street from SouthPark Mall.
The five of us decided to share a couple of appetizers before dinner: House-made Guacamole and Chips ($12), and Deviled Eggs & Millionaire’s Bacon ($10).
We were surprised at the generous Guac portion, which was plenty for all of us, and the Deviled Egg dish was fantastic. The egg halves cradled a wonderfully seasoned mix, but the Millionaire’s Bacon stole the show. Each piece was covered in caramelized brown sugar. We each had a half piece because it was so rich.
That’s it for the BrickTops pics. I wanted to relax and enjoy dinner with friends, but I will tell you that I ordered the Filet Mignon (center cut – $32). I asked for sauteed Brussels Sprouts instead of the Loaded Potato it comes with. One word: FABULOUS! A great sear. Cooked medium rare as ordered. For a few minutes there, I thought we were at a steakhouse rather than a restaurant serving all-around American Cuisine.