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May 19, 2008 06:30 AM


Pregnancy inspires strange cravings. This week, I am yearning for big, fluffy biscuits, the kind that are brown and bumpy on top and so moist on the inside that they gum up the back of your mouth. If you've ever been to Lucille's, the Creole restaurant in Boulder/Longmont/Denver, CO, you'll know exactly what I'm talking about.

This morning, I'm making a run to Hoover's to pick up a few to munch while I dissertate. Does anyone else have other suggestions? I'm not interested in driving to Round Rock (i.e., Dot's) or Georgetown (Monument ) -- yes, I've done a seach for "biscuits" on this board -- something within the Austin city limits would be ace. Bonus points for the availability of homemade or at least decent jam, not that berry-flavored high fructose corn syrup served up in wee plastic tubs.

I and the fetus thank you in advance!

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  1. this won't help you now, but that used to be the specialty at the Frisco House. When the new location opens, be sure to try it.(supposedly June)
    Disclaimer: It has been over a year since i've been there.

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    1. re: TroyTempest

      Most Mexican bakeries sell biscuits. Take them home, slice down the middle, butter and place on grill to toast. With some jelly. Mmmmm.

        1. re: amykragan

          about a mile north on burnet. old curras location.

      1. I crave Popey's biscuits with butter and honey...

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        1. re: amysuehere

          I have been craving biscuits too with no avail. I finally had to make my own this weekend. I am really excited to find out if there are places in town that can satisfy the biscuit craving!!

        2. I've had some unusually fluffy biscuits at Fran's hamburgers on Cameron Rd. Not sure if that's how they are at all the Dan's/Fran's but they are somewhere between a biscuit and a yeast roll. You'll have to smuggle in your own jelly if you don't want the flat plastic pack (which I secretly eat with a spoon).

          1. My SO is a biscuit fiend and he swears by the ones at Counter Cafe, across from whole foods, around 6th and lamar.

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            1. re: femmenikita

              Ah! Good to know. I tried the ones at Hoover's and they were 1.) not fresh and 2.) tasted slightly of bacon (which is fine if you are into bread that tastes like bacon, but NOT what I wanted that day).

              I think I'll try Fran's next (right down the road from me), but I don't know about the Counter Cafe, as we eat breakfast out with our 3-year-old on the weekends. Do they serve breakfast on weekdays?

              1. re: bookgrrl72

                Counter cafe does have weekday breakfast, although I believe the hours are more limited (i.e. they stop serving breakfast at 11 or 12 weekdays.... I think it's til 3pm on weekends).. But if you have a 3 year old, i'd say you'd be just fine bringing your kiddo if you sat at one of the covered picnic tables outside; those seem pretty kid-friendly, and i've seen high chairs out there as well

            2. I had breakfast at Arkie's on Cesar Chavez this morning and got some biscuits that were the best I've had in a long time. Big, fluffy, crisp on the top and bottom. You're not gonna get any real butter (it's vegetable spread) or homemade jam (though it is Smucker's I believe), but they do have gravy and though I've never had it, I'd wager that it's pretty good. Don't know if it's worth the trip just for the biscuits, but it might be for biscuits and gravy and it definitely is for a solid diner style breakfast-which there aren't too many of in Austin.