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jbanana Jan 9, 2007 08:14 PM

I am fantasizing about a nice plate of biscuits and gravy, wondering where the best plate in town could be found. My current favorites are butter Bakery and Cafe (oh those biscuits!) and Emma's, although I haven't been there in a while. Indulge me with your suggestions for other renditions.

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    jbanana Jan 17, 2007 12:09 AM

    The ones at Butter are my favorite, especially on weekday mornings. I didn't care for the ones at the Modern - for some reason, the chorizo gravy didn't work for me and the biscuits were a bit gummy.

    Also, in regards to the veggie/vegan versions, the Seward Cafe actually has a really good vegan version. I can't remember if it was mushrooms or vegan sausage, but they must be using soymilk or the like for the gravy and margarine in the biscuits. Really tasty, actually. Mill City Cafe also has both sausage and mushroom options, but their biscuits aren't the greatest.

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    1. re: jbanana
      AnneInMpls Jan 17, 2007 12:16 AM

      Doh! I just reread your original post, and noticed that you explicitly mentioned Butter. (Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most...)

      It's good to know that the Butter biscuits are worth the trip.

      Anne

    2. AnneInMpls Jan 16, 2007 09:24 PM

      I just noticed that Butter, in S Mpls, has biscuits and gravy on the breakfast/brunch menu. (I haven't tried them.)

      http://www.butterbakerycafe.com/menu.htm

      Anne

      1. Sven Jan 16, 2007 03:00 PM

        I had really good biscuits and gravy at T&T Galley in South St. Paul a few weeks ago. Unlike most places, the gravy actually had flavor rather than simply tasting chalky. And it was cheap, less than $5.

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          Mill City Modern Jan 15, 2007 06:27 PM

          I used to eat breakfast at the Modern weekly, and I'm nearly certain that their gravy is made with chorizo.

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            Foureyes137 Jan 15, 2007 07:14 PM

            That's it! I knew one of those two places used chorizo in the gravy. I gambled and lost ;) MmmmmMmmmmm

          2. Foureyes137 Jan 15, 2007 04:47 PM

            My favorite are served hot at the Modern Cafe.

            I think Hell's Kitchen uses chorizo in the gravy. Might be somewhere else though.

            1. The Dairy Queen Jan 14, 2007 07:20 PM

              I saw them on the Sunday brunch menu at Chatterbox Pub in St. Paul. I don't know if it's a regular thing or if it's a rotating menu and it was a special thing that one time. I haven't been otherwise that thrilled with Chatterbox Pub, but maybe the bisquits and gravy are its saving grace!

              ~TDQ

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                Danny Jan 9, 2007 08:55 PM

                The Triple Rock's weekend brunch has a great one.

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                  Loren3 Jan 16, 2007 04:15 PM

                  Not to sound doctrinaire, but how does a vegetarian place serve biscuits and gravy? The gravy, by definition, has chunks of meat in it that is the source of the fat to make the gravy.

                  I ask because I'm curious. I gave up on biscuits and gravy for the past decade or two because in the mid-Atlantic and Georgia, there is absolutely no other way to get it. The vegan places simply don't serve it.

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                    Foureyes137 Jan 16, 2007 05:17 PM

                    Triple Rock's breakfast menu isn't strictly veggie if the Rock Rock Rock is the "vegetarian place" to which you are referring.

                    My $.02

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                      Danny Jan 16, 2007 05:29 PM

                      The Triple rock isn't vegetarian. They do, however, have almost everything on their menu (including the biscuits and gravy) available in vegetarian form.

                      The veggie Biscuits and Gravy uses vegetarian sausage. The menu notes that the Biscuits and Gravy are "in no way vegan." (Most other things can be cooked up in vegan form.)

                      How they put together the vegetarian gravy (or how good it is), I don't know - I've only had the meaty version. For me, the biscuits are the star of the show...

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