This week took me to a whole new brunch experience: Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits. We came in on a Saturday morning (afternoon?) around 12 pm. The atmosphere is immediately welcoming, with a large exposed kitchen, full sized couches, tables set into a cozy window nook, and large communal dining tables. It was bustling, full of patrons and busy employees. The restaurant is counter service style. After we placed our order, we found a spot at one of the long communal tables. We each ordered coffee, which is bottomless and comes in an adorable “Hot Coffee” mug, available for purchase. The menu is small, but mighty, and I had a terrible time deciding what I wanted. I finally decided on a classic, a Sausage Biscuit: a ginger sage sausage patty, cheddar cheese, seasonal jam, and choice of an egg. This was absolutely fantastic. The biscuit was flaky, warm, and delicious. I’m not sure what kind of jam I had, but it was a perfect compliment to the rich, buttery dough. I am a huge fan of breakfast sausage and this is a delicious one. It’s perfectly spiced, without being overwhelming, and it was nicely complemented by the melty cheddar cheese. And how can you go wrong with a runny egg on top!? My best friend ordered the Chili Pot Pie: vegetarian three bean chili, cheddar, sour cream, pastry crust. She loved it! I had a bite and thought it was wonderful. The pastry crust is every bit as good as their biscuits and the chili was perfect for a cold, winter’s morning. My other friend chose the Biscuits and Gravy, with vegetarian sawmill gravy, sausage, and an egg. This is his staple order here and he is never disappointed! I can’t wait to come back and try more menu items. If I wasn’t so full, I would have ordered a slice of pie!
Bang Bang Pie has two locations, one in Ravenswood at 4947 N Damen Ave. and one in Logan Square at 2051 N California Avenue. The Ravenswood location is open daily from 8 am to 4 pm. The Logan Square location is open weekdays from 7 am to 7 pm and Saturdays/Sundays from 9 am to 4 pm. For more information, visit their website.
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