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Dec 5, 2008 08:33 AM

Best Biscuit and Gravy

My Supervisor likes Biscuits and Gravy. Today is his birthday. Where are the best in the LA area? SFV and LA, West Side and Santa Monica and environs is OK.

He kinda has to do it as a dinner thing..maybe.

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  1. Rae's coffee shop on Pico near 31st street in Santa Monica has great gravy and pretty good biscuits - I don't know if they serve it for dinner

    1. Pann's, which now serves biscuits at dinner!

      1. Pann's biscuits are good, not astounding, but their gravy (all of their gravies!) is much better than average. Just don't know how far into the day their biscuits go - someone said recently that they now serve them all day. As for anywhere else, most places that serve chicken-fried steak have the proper gravy, or some form of it, but many don't have biscuits at all.

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        1. re: Will Owen

          Where have you had better biscuits, Will? I'm on a constant hunt for good ones. The best I've had are at Pann's, Clementine and O'Groats, but the latter two aren't available at dinner. Thanks!!

          1. re: mollyomormon

            Pann's are the best I've had in a SoCal restaurant. In Nashville they'd be regarded as mediocre. They're equivalent to the biscuits some greasy spoons get delivered daily, since those places don't have ovens, and if you don't offer biscuits and gravy there you might as well not serve breakfast at all.

            This is not to say that they're not good; any biscuit that is neither tough nor heavy is OK by me, and these are much better than OK. At least they aren't yeast rolls pretending to be biscuits, like the ones I got at Roscoe's.

            1. re: Will Owen

              Or the very strange, cake-like ones at S&W. Thanks, I suspected they were the best in LA, even if not amazing. And to jaykayen, sadly, Clementine doesn't have gravy. But they do serve them with country ham...

              1. re: mollyomormon

                Oddly enough, I got into a biscuit discussion with J. Gold the other night, after I finally got to meet him; after I'd introduced myself, he led off by saying, "Now, you're the guy who thinks the biscuits at Pann's are so great..." and what ensued was much like what's posted above. Turns out he's a much more serious baker than I am, so I took some of his biscuit tips to heart, like keeping the butter ice-cold instead of letting it melt into the flour. Too bad some of our local chefs weren't eavesdropping...

        2. For biscuits and gravy, aside from Pann's, I also like Nick's (8536 W Pico Blvd
          (310) 652-3567).

          As an aside, I really have a soft spot for the biscuits and gravy at KFC. Blasphemy, I know, but sometimes I'll make a mashed potatoes and gravy sandwich at KFC. Take one biscuit, split in half, fill the biscuit with mashed potatoes and gravy, and voila ... carb overload!

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          1. re: ipsedixit

            Hmmm.yeah, I LOVE nick's and I frequently get the biscuits and gravy there, but I agree it's all wrong. it tastes like it comes from a mix and then has sausage mixed in.

            on the subject of "wrong" things. I miss Mc Donald's B&G, it was sooooo good. no SoCal McD's serve it.

          2. I believe the credited response might be Pann's

            Clementine's has good biscuits, but I've never tried the gravy (if it exists) there.