My Breakfast Guilty Pleasure

One of the hardest things about living in the South is without a doubt, all that amazing Southern food! I'll be honest with you, eating healthy has been one the hardest things to do since I moved here, especially when you're surrounded by so many good restaurants. I try my best to eat as healthy as possible, and it's definitely a work in progress, but every now and then I have to make an exception. Today was one of those days.

I discovered Empire State South after I saw the March 2012 issue of Atlanta Magazine. According to that issue, this restaurant was supposed to have some of the best biscuits in the city. I mean, look at it! Who could resist this lovely looking piece of heaven?

It actually took me a few tries to go there, the main reason being that they only serve breakfast Mondays to Fridays from 7-10 AM. Whether it was because I was sleeping, or I had other previous engagements, it was just not a convenient time frame for me. Had they served breakfast on the weekends, or for longer hours, I definitely would have checked this place out a lot sooner.

But today I finally made it there. With more than I few minutes to spare, I moseyed on over to the bar and ordered myself a soy latte. Now, I'm normally not one who likes to drink coffee (despite the fact that I lived in Seattle--home of the Starbucks franchise--for six years), but since I only got a few hours of sleep last night, I figured I could use a little pick-me-up. I'm not a coffee connoisseur or anything like that, but I'd say it was the best soy latte I've had in a long while.

But enough coffee talk. I went to Empire State South for one thing, and one thing only: to eat whatever was on that cover of Atlanta Magazine. My order request was quick and simple--"One biscuit sandwich please, with fried chicken, pimento cheese, and a scrambled egg." BAM.

It didn't take very long to get my sandwich, but when I did, I didn't even know what to do with it--it was HUGE! After giving it a few good looks from a few different angles, I decided that the best method for consumption was the fork and knife. As tempted as I was to use my hands, I was afraid I'd look like a savage and potentially gross out the other patrons and staff!

I can definitely see why this biscuit sandwich was on the cover of Atlanta Magazine--it was AMAZING! The biscuit was better than any biscuit I've ever made (and I make pretty darn good biscuits if I say so myself), the chicken was moist and crisp to a tee, and the eggs were so light and fluffy, yet so smooth and creamy. (I don't even know if that can really exist!) It was the ultimate breakfast guilty pleasure! I could have easily inhaled the biscuit sandwich without thinking twice, but then my conscience told me to stop, for if I had finished the entire thing, I probably would have been wallowing in self guilt for the rest of the day.

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