After a lazy day off from work spent lounging around the house and catching up on my DVR, I craved something simple and accessible for dinner. American food was in order, as was a casual vibe. We settled on the Flying Biscuit in Candler Park. This popular chain restaurant is not always consistent, especially during the evening hours, so I was a bit weary.
While sipping on an extra large iced tea, I took in the bright artwork on the ceiling and the walls.
Salads and biscuits arrived first:
The salad is a plate of mixed greens; not a vegetable in sight. The dressing is the highlight, as it should be when compared to a plate of lettuce. Its a thick, tangy balsamic vinaigrette that I prefer on the side. I ordered the whole wheat biscuit, which is not quite as awesome as the original but it’s better than average and makes me feel like I’m eating something healthy. The biscuit temperature should have been warmer.
We settled on 2 dishes (and went half-sies):
Devil Burger – spicy & hot. The veggie & grain patty topped with feta cheese, red onion spears, a smoky jalapeno sauce, lettuce & tomato. No onions for me on this burger, which helped bring this sandwich to the next level. The patty had a soft, crumbly texture and otherwise plain flavor was enhanced by the pop of heat coming from the sauce. The vegetable toppings added a nice crunch and freshness factor.
We also got ‘Egg-ceptional Eggs’ which was two fried eggs on black bean cakes topped with tomatillo salsa and sour cream. With the addition of Tabasco, the flavors blended well together and had a Mexican theme. The yolks were runny and glorious, but the whites were overdone for me. They were too crunchy and hard.
Flying Biscuit hit the spot on a night with low expectations and no plans.
The Flying Biscuit Cafe
1655 McLendon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307