Get ready to pass the butter and gravy. The Biscuit Bar, a new comfort food-centered restaurant, opened its doors this month at The Boardwalk in Granite Park. With a straightforward menu – biscuits, tots, and taps – and a upscale yet comfortable interior, it’s easy to settle into a seat on their picturesque patio or grab a stool at their bar.
“We loved the area when we saw it,” co-owner Janie Burkett said. “I was driving by after Chips opened and saw they had so much foot traffic, so we knew we wanted to be here.”
Comfort food holds a special place for the Burketts. Janie and Jake have known each other since they were eight years old. They went to the same church in Colorado and grew up as family friends. They then started dating, got married and started a family of their own.
The couple, however, experienced unforeseen tragedy. After losing two of their triplets and staying on bed rest for months, Janie and Jake’s family wanted to be around them and bring them a bit of comfort. When feeding the large group of hungry relatives while also caring for their newborn daughter, Blake, the couple wanted to create something easy where everyone could help themselves. So they constructed a do-it-yourself “biscuit bar.” The couple saw how much people loved the sandwiches and knew they had a practical concept unlike anything else in the area.
It took months, and according to Jake, thousands of different biscuits to find the perfect recipe. The final product is a biscuit that’s firm enough to stand up to the different fillings while also keeping that fluffy texture everyone looks for in their doughy treats.
“We had a good biscuit recipe, but now we have a great one,” Jake said. “We just want people to have good food.”
Soon after the concept was decided, The Biscuit Bar was born. Now, diners can choose among their hefty sandwiches served up with a Southern twist. Creations range from favorites like the Chicken & Not-A-Waffle, southern fried chicken served on a French toast biscuit, and The F.A.B.B., sweet fig preserves, arugula, brie, and bacon served on their house biscuit. For a true challenge, their everything-but-the-kitchen-sink biscuit, The Rough Night – loaded with Southern fried chicken, a burger patty, ham, turkey, pulled pork, bacon, tots, white cheddar and house-made gravy, features all the meats they’ve got on the menu.
When the couple started brainstorming which side could level up to these succulent sandwiches, they knew that loaded tots would get people just as excited as their biscuits.
“French fries are overrated,” Jake said. “We thought it would be cool to elevate tots and make them so sought out.”
And to wash it all down, guests can choose from the variety of taps on their drink menu. All of their draft beers are from local breweries like Armadillo Ale Works and Martin House Brewing Co. Kombuca and nitro cold brew is also available on tap. For a truly Southern flavor, try the Wobbly Arnold. This powerful batch cocktail combines two of their other signature drinks: the Rye Whiskey Lemonade and Southern Tea. The mason-jar beverage carries sweet, delicate flavors, while also packing a bunch. It was given its name for a reason.
Whether you come in for happy hour Monday through Friday from 3-6 p.m., late night Monday through Friday from 9 p.m. to close, or for a fun family night out, any time spent at The Biscuit Bar is fixin’ to be a good time. Come meet the family, Jake, Blake (their daughter) and Janie — who now has a bun in the oven herself — for a truly comforting dining experience.
“We want people to leave happier than when they came in,” Jake said.
Just be sure to take Janie’s advice and “leave the diet at the door.”The Biscuit Bar Website >