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First Look: Everything’s Gravy At The Biscuit Bar In Plano.

Kacey Musgraves Would Approve Of This Biscuits-Focused Concept That Just Opened In Plano And Is (Maybe?) Coming To Deep Ellum In 2019.

All photos by Foodbitch

It’s 2 p.m. on Sunday, and I’m not quite sure where I am.

I mean, I drove here, so I kind of know, but I’m on the northernmost edge of Plano in an area called The Boardwalk that I honestly didn’t even know existed before I got here. It’s pretty much exactly what it sounds like, though: It’s a literal boardwalk, and it runs along a man-made lake that has a fountain in its middle and about a half-dozen restaurants — from The Blue Fish to Blue Mesa with some smaller, quicker-service spots in between — scattered around it.

I’m standing in a line out the door, however, to try The Biscuit Bar, a new, fast-casual biscuit-focused concept that’s been decoarted in black, white and yellow with cute sayings like “All You Knead Is Love,” “Batch, Please” and the seemingly Kacey Musgraves-inspired “Mind Your Biscuits And Life Will Be Gravy” shining from the walls in neon lights.

From my spot in line, I can see IKEA.

“This place better be good,” I think to myself.

Well, I’m now happy to report that it is: The Fancy Chicken Biscuit is a classic biscuit topped with a fried chicken breast, pickles and a gloriously drippy sauce; the Chicken & Not Waffles treats biscuits as if they’re French toast — they’re dipped in egg and fried up all soft and sticky-like — and then adds fried chicken and a dollop of fresh whipped cream to the equation; and the biscuit nuggets are sweet, little balls of biscuit dough, topped with powdered sugar and served with another scoop of whipped cream.

They were all hella good. I devoured them with no regrets. OK, with one regret: The drive up here from Dallas was a bit of a pain, I have to admit.

Fortunately, there’s good news on that front: For those of us who don’t make regular trips to the Greater IKEA Region, management tells us The Biscuit Bar is hoping to open up a second location right next to the cash-printing operation bar and restaurant concept Bottled Blonde in Deep Ellum at some point in 2019.

The bad news, of course, is that means these biscuits are still months away from hitting Dallas proper. But, hey, at least they appear to be en route.

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