It’s good to know that Columbus’ breakfast scene has some bright spots this year. Case in point: the addition of new options like this Grandview shop, delivering three important things – biscuits, coffee, and kindness.
Meet Rebekah Hatzifotinos, owner of Basic Biscuits, Kindness, and Coffee. Her bright and welcoming shop on Goodale Boulevard, decked in whites and bright yellows, is open in the morning hours serving all things biscuit-related.
The main entry on the menu is, of course, biscuits. And these may be mini, but they’re not basic. Hatzifotinos and her team craft a rotating selection of sweet and savory biscuits. You could go from traditional buttermilk, cheddar and jalapeño, cheddar and ham on one side, to lemon lavender, peach, cinnamon sugar on the other.
But they use the biscuit dough in everything: sliders, quiche crust, even a French toast bake.
You have two options for enjoying the biscuits, Tuesdays through Saturdays:
pre-order and then pickup any time between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m.
stop by for grab-and-go starting at 7 a.m. until they sell out, sometimes by 10 a.m.
While there are a couple small tables inside and a small patio out front, Basic Biscuits is mostly geared toward carryout.
Take a look at these adorable little biscuits!
Hatzifotinos shared a collection of biscuits with us, and we quickly polished off the whole spread and then ordered more.
Naturally, the biscuits are ideal for dipping in a bowl of chunky and well seasoned sausage gravy.
My favorite preparation was the little breakfast sliders with sausage (from Butcher & Grocer!) or bacon or ham with egg and cheese. It’d be very easy to order up and polish off a few these in one go.
Hatzifotinos and her crew have been keeping busy, so if you’re jonesing for biscuits, plan to visit early (especially Friday and Saturday, she says) or consider ordering in bulk for pickup.
Bulk items include everything from biscuit samplers to full quiches, slider packs to French toast bakes.
Everything we tried really hit the spot, and provided a bit of comfort on a chilly autumn morning. Happy to have this addition to the local breakfast scene!
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I’ve said this multiple times on here; I literally live for a creamy pasta. Red sauce usually isn’t my thing, but add cheese and I’m all in 😉
This is such an easy upgrade for pasta and marinara. You literally just stir in goat cheese and it not only becomes creamy and dreamy, but the flavor is amazing. I used a creamy Le Pico goat cheese from Murray’s in NYC and it was perfect, but use what you love.
Creamy Goat Cheese Pasta
1 box of penne
1 jar of marinara
le pico goat cheese (or any other goat cheese)
cook pasta according to package directions
while the pasta is cooking, add the sauce to a separate pot and heat on medium-low
once bubbling, add the goat cheese (1/4 to 1/2 of a package) and stir to mix through until smooth. taste and add more goat cheese of desired.
mix sauce into pasta.
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If you’re looking for an easy and super delicious side for Thanksgiving, I gotchu 🙂
Roasted sweet potato, massaged kale, chopped walnuts, goat cheese and a maple dressing makes this loaded salad the perfect healthy and filling dish. It’s also easy to make ahead and throw together when you need to! We are planning to head to my parents this year in MA, and since I still don’t know how to make a turkey I think I will be bringing this 😉
Roasted Sweet Potato and Farro Salad
1 large sweet potato, chopped
1 cup of dry farro
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
3 cups of chopped kale
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
sea salt and pepper
preheat the oven to 400F
toss the sweet potato in olive oil, sea salt and pepper and bake for 25-30 minuets until tender
add water to a medium pot, once boiling add the farro and boil for 10 minutes. Drain and set aside.
add the chopped kale to a large bowl and massage with oil
add the farro, chopped walnuts, pomegranate seeds and roasted sweet potato.
pour in the dressing and mix through.
add a desired amount of goat cheese and gently fold in
serve immediately or chill and serve cold
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White Chicken Chili is loaded with beans, chicken, green chilies and the most luscious creamy broth. A twist on a classic that’s perfect for a cold day. Serve it up with corn bread and a salad and your set for a satisfying comfort meal.
When someone says they’re having Chili they think of recipes like The Best Chili Ever or Instant Pot Chili, but this Chicken White Chili is going to surprise and wow your friends and family.
White Chicken Chili Recipe
There’s nothing better than a bowl of hearty soup on a cold day. This white chicken chili is loaded with flavor and texture, and it’s ready in just 30 minutes! Serve this white chili with a variety of toppings or a side of cornbread for a meal the whole family is sure to love.
It’s such a different kind of chili and perfect for those who aren’t fond of beef or can’t tolerate the acid of tomatoes, but love that chili flavor. The creamy broth is deceptively spicy and mild at the same time. It’s a satisfying Mexican zesty soup that will warm you from the inside out.
White Bean Chicken Chili Ingredients
Nothing super fancy here combine for a fantastic flavor!
Olive Oil: To sauté the chicken onion and garlic
Onion: Chop the onion
Garlic: Minced garlic is best for flavor distribution
Chicken: You can use skinless boneless chicken breasts or thighs
Cumin: Classic Mexican seasoning
Coriander: Adds a wonderful flavor
Salt and Pepper: add more or less to taste
Chicken Broth: Can substitute vegetable broth
Green chilies: Canned chopped green chilies drained
White Beans: White beans are often called Great Northern beans
Sour Cream: This adds a deep richness and creaminess
Making Easy White Chicken Chili
Super easy for such a marvelous soup!
Sauté: Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 3-4 minutes until translucent.
Add: Put the chicken in the pot along with the cumin, coriander, salt and pepper.
Cook:, stirring occasionally, until chicken is cooked through, approximately 5 minutes.
Add: the chicken broth, green chiles and beans to the pot; bring to a simmer.
Cook: for 10 minutes. Remove the pot from the heat and whisk in the sour cream.
Serve: immediately with toppings of your choice.
Tips and Variations for the Best Chili
Dice: Keep your chicken the same bite sized pieces to cook evenly.
To Drain or not to Drain: This recipe calls to drain your green chilies but I often don’t. I like the extra kick of spice it adds to the broth. There isn’t that much to drain off either, so it’s easier to just dump it all in.
Heat: If you really want to spice it up you can use medium or hot chilies or even canned diced jalapenos
Toppings: Cheese, sour cream, avocado, cilantro, tomatoes, corn and tortilla strips are all favorite toppings.
Beans: I like to use the smaller great northern beans but you can also use white kidney or cannellini beans if you prefer.
Slow Cooker: To use a slow cooker, add everything to the slow cooker except the sour cream and cook on high for 4-6 or low 8-10. When done turn it off and add the sour cream, let it sit for about 10 min till heated through.
Instant Pot: Cook in the instant pot add everything but the sour cream and beans. Cook on manual for 20 min. Natural release for 10 min. Remove the chicken and shred. Return to the pot and add beans and sour cream. Allow to heat through for about 15 min and serve.
Fridge: The soup keeps fantastically in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Freeze: You can freeze this soup. Cook as recipe instructs except do not add the sour cream. Freeze for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge. Heat on the stove top on medium till hot. Add the sour cream, stir till heated and serve.
These protein packed Chicken Parmesan Rolls (also know as chicken rolls) are wrapped in my easy pizza dough with marinara and mozzarella cheese, so good!
Chicken Parmesan Rolls
Here on Long Island, you can find Chicken Rolls or Chicken Parm Rolls in just about any pizzeria. It’s basically chicken Parmesan wrapped in pizza dough. They’re usually made with breaded fried chicken cutlets, which makes them anything but light. To make it healthier I used grilled organic chicken breast and my homemade yogurt pizza dough instead. These rolls turned out amazing – even my husband, who orders these all the time, agreed. If you like this you may want to try my Pizza Sausage Rolls.
My name is Nick Dekker, but you can call me “Dr. Breakfast.” I’m a food/travel writer, tour guide, and arts administrator. With my wife Beth and our two boys Will and Owen, we chase down breakfast everywhere we go. You’ll find us exploring coffee, brunch, donuts, beer, bourbon, travel, the arts, and our amazing city of Columbus, Ohio.
2020 is certainly a year like no other, and as we approach the holidays, one of the best things we can do is support local businesses. We need to buy gifts, and they need the support! So we’re putting together a four-part gift guide following our travel mantra of Food, Park, Drink, & Art.
Let’s start off with an old favorite: FOOD!
Columbus Food Adventures Gift Boxes
Columbus Food Adventures makes it easy to support local while mailing gifts around the country. They’re featuring four boxes: Thanksgiving, Brunch (co-curated by yours truly!), Gourmet, and Columbus Classics. Each one is loaded with local goodies. columbusfoodadventures.com/gift-boxes
Worthington Gift Boxes
Same for the Worthington Gift Boxes! They’re in limited supply, but they feature all local products and are themed for spa pampering, guys, foodies, or diehard Worthington fans. Worthington boxes on FlipCause.com
North Country Charcuterie boards
Mrs. Breakfast With Nick’s love language is cheese and charcuterie boards, so North Country Charcuterie’s kits are a regular sight around our house. NCC’s goods are made from all Ohio ingredients, so when you support them, you’re supporting 20 different businesses. North Country Charcuterie on Shopify
Many more of us are cooking from home these days. Help a budding home cook by loading them up with North Market Spices’ goods. Let their experts guide you in selecting spices and mixes that are perfect for gift baskets or stocking stuffers. northmarketspices.com
Pasta + Sauce from Carfagna’s
The long-running, family-owned Carfagna’s just announced a big move to a combined market and restaurant off Polaris. While they haven’t moved yet, you can shop local with their sauces, pastas, wine selection, and gift baskets. carfagnasmarket.com
Pickles & Preserves
Perfect to supplement home cooking or as an easy stocking stuffer, locally made pickles and preserves are a fun little treat. We’re always fans of The Crazy Cucumber, or the marmalades from Prospect Jam Co. and the jam and biscotti from Sweet Thing Gourmet. (P.S. You can find a lot of these items by shopping your local farmers market!)
Create Your Food Tour
We’ve already plugged gift cards, but try assembling a collection of them to take someone on a food tour. For instance, go to North Market for drinks at Barrel & Bottle, lunch/dinner at any of the vendors (pho? burgers? lobster rolls? momos?), and then take dessert or coffee to-go. Or create a mini tour of a neighborhood like Grandview, Westerville, Short North, Italian Village, Worthington. Pair drinks with a meal, local gifts, a sweet treat. Need ideas? Contact me!
Chocolates from Coco Cat, Pure Imagination
When it comes to sweets, I love chocolate. So I’m always on board with creative treats from spots like Coco Cat Bakery & Chocolates and Pure Imagination Chocolatier are easy wins. cococatbakery.com / Pure Imagination on Facebook
Jeni’s Ice Cream
Jeni’s has been on a roll this year with some pretty incredible new flavors like pumpkin cake roll and campfire chocolate. Plus, her ice creams have been heartily endorsed by the President-Elect, so you’re really doing your civic duty by ordering them. jenis.com
Shagbark + Darista Dips
Chips and dip are the classic combination, so why not source them locally? Shagbark Mill’s organic, GMO-free chips can be found all over the city in restaurants and grocery stores, and Darista Dips’ hummus (Moroccan carrot? roasted red pepper?) are not to be beat. daristadips.com / shagbarkmill.com