The opening of Handsome Biscuit in Park Place has been attracting much attention. Since Feb. 8, the building on Colonial Avenue that has taken on the whereabouts of the old Quick Pik-Up and stomping grounds for the retired Park Place Boys & Girls Club, has been creating quite a name for itself.
Business owners John Porter and David Hausmann claim the location was conveniently picked for the fringed neighborhood. “We don’t need to be on the hot block,” Hausmann assured while explaining in greater detail of its positioning. He says not only is it cheaper, but since Handsome Biscuit is doing something unique and fun, business will be attracted regardless as soon as a buzz gets started.
According to Hausmann, the business wasn’t exactly hard to start; it was important to determine what will be valuable to the customer. “We just bust our tails to have some fun,” he said.
Hausmann encourages Old Dominion students to visit because of its close proximity, affordability and positive energy.
The restaurant is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The staff stressed the limited hours are there to help increase the extra amount of time they have to improve the quality and different options of the menu.
In addition to unique hours, the store also follows a unique menu. The menu may not be large but the exclusiveness of the food provides customers with items such as a pulled pork BBQ sandwich with apple coleslaw and lupo hot sauce called the ‘A.C. Slawter’ and a peanut butter, mixed berry jam and salted butter sandwich simple shortened to ‘PB&JB’ all served on sweet potato biscuits.
Hausmann said the ‘Hella Fittzgerald’ was the most popular ordered sandwich so far. This sandwich is stacked with fried chicken, bacon, cheddar and sausage red eye gravy. The menu also includes a variety of sides, extra toppings, desserts and a house made pineapple mint aguafresca soda.
Owners plan to do special deals such as Friday night fried donuts and drumsticks in the near future.
For more information on the restaurant and a full menu, visit the official Handsome Biscuit website at handsomebiscuit.com.
By: Kadeem Porter