Could biscuits be the new
cupcake macaron New York-style bagel? Following the crumb trail of Mason Dixie Biscuit Company, which just launched a months-long presence at “pop-uppery” EatsPlace, Biscuit Lab Baking Co. will serve the public for the first time this weekend. Co-owners Phil Coppersmith and Michael Visser are setting up a temporary shop inside Lyman’s Tavern in Columbia Heights from 11 to 3 on Sunday, and will keep the same hours over the coming weeks.
Visser, who also founded Mount Pleasant’s Flying Fish Coffee and Tea, will bake several styles of biscuits, including classic buttermilk and drop biscuits. Customers will find a menu of breakfast sandwiches, sides like cheesy grits, and combinations such as a “redneck Benedict” with ham, poached eggs, and red-eye sausage gravy.
So who will win the biscuit battle? It’s too early to tell—but our money is on whoever bakes the first “biscnut.”