Biscuits and Gravy Face Off: Searching for the Best Serving of the Southern Staple in Seattle

There’s something classic and homey about biscuits and sausage gravy, a dish with European roots that has existed in America in one form or another for more than 300 years. It became a staple of the American South after the Revolution when resources were in short supply; the dish, which requires few ingredients, is the perfect fuel for someone facing a long day of manual labor. You can almost imagine a colonial homestead in some distant post-war village, its cauldron of sausage gravy bubbling over an open fire and a hearth piled high with piping hot, made-from-scratch biscuits waiting to be smothered in sausage-studded creaminess.

Biscuits and gravy is a food tradition that remains to this day throughout the country, enjoyed by everyone from brunch goers to hangover sufferers to blue- and white-collar wage earners. But where, besides your grandma’s kitchen, are the best places to get biscuits and gravy in Seattle? I went in search of answers with home cook and gardener, Whitney Mongé, and one time competitive eater hopeful, Eva Walker.

FoodJake HansonThe Stranger