Ok, I fan-girled pretty hard this weekend. It’s almost embarrassing how excited I get about trying new restaurants… I was invited to attend the pre-launch tasting event at Holler & Dash, a new biscuit house in Homewood, that is scheduled to launch this Tuesday! The event took place this Saturday, and I took ample notes and pictures to give you the complete low-down on this hip new spot. (Pictured below: Philip and I posing with trendy wall art // Chef McConnell and Chef Frohne explaining the culinary concept of H&D)
Holler & Dash is the brand new fast-casual spin on the infamous Cracker Barrel Country Store. Their biscuit boutique setup allows for many renditions of this classic southern food staple. All the biscuits on the menu are hand crafted by Chef Brandon Frohne, the Director of Culinary. He and Jason McConnell, Chef de Cuisine, have combined their culinary backgrounds to create this unique and delicious menu, that perfectly combines good old fashioned southern cuisine with culinary art.
At this tasting event, we were treated like dining royalty! To begin, we tasted the delicious homemade sweet tea, sweetened with agave nectar, and the house made craft soda, a lime infused cream soda that was so flavorful! After this, the four course seated feast officially began. Here’s what we tasted:
- Kickback Chicken – fried chicken, goat cheese, green onion, sweet pepper jam with a kick ($9) – this biscuit is a spin on a classic chicken biscuit. You still get the buttery fried flavor from the chicken and the perfectly fluffy biscuit, but the goat cheese, green onions and pepper jelly add a unique flare.
- Pork Rambler – fried pork tenderloin, blackberry butter, fried onion straws ($8.5) – this biscuit sticks to the main flavors of your typical chicken biscuit with a mixture of melted butter and sweetened blackberry jam, except with a pork tenderloin! I honestly was quite hesitant, but the tenderloin flavor is quite exceptional!
- Garden Goat – fried goat cheese, kale, lemon Dijon vinaigrette, tomato jam ($8.5) – a perfect vegetarian option that is just delightful. The fried goat cheese was substantially filling, and was complimented by the kale, lemon Dijon vinaigrette and tomato jam. It truly tasted like a garden salad on a biscuit, the best of both worlds, am I right?!
- Beignets – New Orleans-style donuts with coffee dipping sauce ($5) – Y’all… I will be popping in for these regularly and I don’t even feel bad about it. They are out of this World and absolutely would not be the same without the amazingly complimentary dipping sauce. I can’t even explain how biting into these made me feel. I ate the entire basket…
These are just four of the delicious dishes that are created daily in the Holler & Dash kitchen. For a complete list of their menu, click here. Holler & Dash also prides themselves on carrying local products for purchase! Here are a couple…
Don’t forget, the grand opening is THIS Tuesday! They will be open from 7am until 2pm and you will not want to miss out! Holler & Dash is bringing breakfast back to Homewood!