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Empire Biscuit Sets Up Shop in the East VillageThe Southern-style biscuit shop is now open 24/7
Waiting in line for Cronuts? So summer 2013. After a nearly three-week soft opening earlier this month, Empire Biscuit, a new Southern biscuit shop in the East Village owned by Bouley alum Joushua Price and Yonadav Tsun, is now officially open around-the-clock, serving homemade country-style biscuits for “Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner. Drunk.”
At first glance it may seem like another single-concept shop, but the choices here are far from limiting—and, bonus, everything is under $10. Choose from traditional sandwiches like Benton’s Bacon, Egg and Cheddar ($6), or get more creative with the Fried Eggplant, Toasted Walnut and Onion Pate ($7.50) and perfect “made for each other” pairings ($4.50) like The Bright Crew (an oxtail & brown sugar jelly sandwich topped with arugula & fennel Butter), or The Kiki (a sweet chocolate & caraway butter combo paired with coffee & walnut jam).
Prefer to build a custom biscuit? For $4.50, you can design your own dish and choose from a mouth-watering selection of 24 butters, spreads, and jams. Buyer beware: Deciding between French toast butter and pumpkin pie spread is not an easy task. Needless to say, from the early bird to the night owl, Empire Biscuit has a sandwich for everybody, all the time. —CASSIE KREITNER
Empire Biscuit |198 Avenue A (between 12th and 13th streets) |646-682-9529