Pastry chef turned restaurateur Jason Gehring’s brightly colored drive-thru in Northeast began dishing out his brand of fried bird and buttermilk biscuits to customers two weeks ago.
Gehring’s built up a healthy customer base for years, as his signature house-made biscuits are featured at pop-ups all over town.
The homegrown restaurant weaves in foods plucked from earlier iterations of Mason Dixie, as well as offerings exclusive to the sit-down location. Key suppliers include Puck’s Beverage Company (cane sugar-based fountain drinks), Logan’s Sausage Company (breakfast meats), Smithfield (country ham), and Benton’s Smoky Mountain Country Hams (bacon).
Read on to hear what the customers are saying:
The Fast Food News: Facebooker Deb Elkins said, “Biscuits are hearty, but light and hold up really well in a sandwich. The fried chicken was moist, tender, and oh so tasty. The greens were light and peppery.” Alex Roberson said, “The biscuit was baked perfectly, the chicken was battered and fried just right still crispy, juicy and well seasoned.” [Facebook]
The Heavenly News: Yelper Pedro M. said the fried chicken sandwich was “literally heaven for 10 wonderful minutes. Which leads me to, those biscuits. Omg, those biscuits. Please order as many as you can, add the butter and honey.” Yelper Jennifer M. said the “apple hand pie is AMAZING!!!” [Yelp]
The Harsh Hashbrown News: Facebooker Arran Haynes doesn’t “know what that poor potato did in another life, but it was horrible. No potato should ever have to experience what that one did. It was so over fried ... It was literally hollow inside a hard outer brown shell.’” Yelper Reginald C. said “the first [hash brown] was over cooked. The second was under cooked and greasy.” [Facebook, Yelp]
The Pricey Chicken News: Yelper Ruth C. paid “$25 for two sandwiches, which was staggering to find them double the cost of their doppelgangers outside of DC.” Yelper Crystal R. says, “8 bucks for a small breakfast sandwich is a bit much.” [Yelp]
The Ran Out of Food News: Facebooker Mindysworld Melinda said “It's 6:00 pm on Sunday April 24th. How in the world does a restaurant run out of food? They had to close early.” Yelper Lizzie C. says “by the time we got to the front they were out of most sides and we didn't know until we got up there.” [Facebook]
The Shake It Up News: Yelper Levi R. instructs diners to “get their shakes. You will not regret it.” [Yelp]
The Best Biscuits News: Yelper Tri T. calls them “absolutely the best biscuit and gravy biscuit ever” while Remy K. says they were “some of the best biscuits I've ever had (almost as good as my grandmother's), and definitely the best in the DC area.” [Yelp]