Unless you were one of the hundreds of folks lined up for free chicken this past weekend, here's your first look inside Micah Camden's long-awaited fried chicken spot Son of a Biscuit, officially open now in the former Pizzacato space on SE Division. The once bright-red building has been re-painted a cool teal, and inside, Camden and partner Katie Poppe (who are also the duo behind Little Big Burger, Blue Star Donuts, and Boxer Ramen/Sushi) have appointed their 25-seat restaurant in a sunny yellow tile, picnic-ready red-and-white checkered papers, and a ceiling pattern to match both.
As with Camden's other concepts, a blackboard menu keeps things simple: Fried chicken is available "hot or not" as five-piece or 10-piece meals (served with bread and pickles). On the side: Biscuits can be purchased a la carte for $1.50 each, while potato salad, macaroni and cheese, fries, and a dessert-ready banana biscuit pudding are all optional add-ons to the chicken feast. For those not looking to eat a half-bird in one sitting, a hot chicken biscuit sandwich, topped with Swiss cheese and ranch dressing, is also available.
Son of a Biscuit is open now, with different hours than originally announced: It'll be frying up chicken from noon until midnight, seven days a week.
· Son of a Biscuit [Official site]
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