Jacob’s Pickles – NYC

If you are looking for delicious southern food on the Upper West Side of NYC, then look no further than Jacob’s Pickles! This is comfort food at its finest!

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This is Southern face it, if we too simple, than y’all don’t get the basics.

Sure, the above Lil’ Wayne quote may be referencing Southern rap music, but he just as easily could have been talking about Southern food. Biscuits, fried chicken, gravy, repeat. It’s not that hard. And yet, it’s not easy to find a spot near our apartment that excels at this kind of homey food. My favorite NYC chicken and biscuit joint, Pies -n- Thighs in Williamsburg, is incredible, but I don’t always have the time to travel to Brooklyn nor the patience to deal with hipsters. Luckily, Jacob’s Pickles, located in the Upper West Side, has brought delicious (and gut-busting) comfort food to Manhattan, alongside a great craft beer menu, pickled everything, and an inspired cocktail list. It’s definitely my favorite uptown brunch spot.

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Cheddar Bay Biscuits

I have never been to Red Lobster, but I have heard of their famous Cheddar Bay Biscuits.  So when I came across this recipe, I had to try it.  TheBetterHalf and I are huge biscuit fans, so I’m always excited about a new biscuit recipe! And with cheddar and spices stirred into a buttermilk dough – how could this not be delicious!  … 

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Buttermilk Biscuits

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I always get excited when I see biscuits on a brunch menu.  Whether served alone with some jam or as part of a sandwich, I love the taste of biscuits.  But for some reason I never think to make them.  The other day, I was trying to figure out what to do with my leftover buttermilk.  It seems like every time I buy buttermilk for a recipe, I always have some leftover – which really isn’t a problem, because there are so many great baked goods to make that use buttermilk.  So as I ran through my old standbys – muffins, bread, pancakes -a new thought popped into my head.  Biscuits! We would be having warm, fluffy biscuits for breakfast.

TheBetterHalf was very impressed that I whipped up biscuits so quickly.  As much as I enjoy biscuits, he might like them even more.  I think all of his favorite brunches in New York involve biscuits.  Anyway, he assumed that because they are like bread, they would take hours to make.  I do want him to think that I slaved away for hours, but the truth is these took no time to make!  I’m so glad I re-discovered just how easy biscuits are to make – they are definitely going to become a more regular guest in our kitchen.

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