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Stone Park Cafe
As soft and tender as they are thick and dense, these buttermilk beauties make a sublime foundation for the sausage gravy, eggs and braised greens they support (entre $13, single biscuit $3). 324 Fifth Ave at 3rd St, Park Slope, Brooklyn (718-369-0082, stoneparkcafe.com). Available at brunch only.
Clinton St. Baking Company
Part biscuits, part geographic formations, these colossal stomach-stoppers are flaky, savory goodness incarnate, the jolly giant of the breakfast-bread world ($2). 4 Clinton St between E Houston and Stanton Sts (646-602-6263, clintonstreetbaking.com). Available all day.
Char No. 4
Slightly denser than your average biscuit, these rectangular nuggets are pleasantly salty, which makes them the perfect foil for the house-made marmalade—and an ideal match for a glass of whiskey and bourbon ($5). 196 Smith St between Baltic and Warren Sts, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn (718-643-2106, charno4.com) Available at brunch only.
Biscuits like your Southern grandma used to make, these beauties are tender, luscious and best eaten heaped high with the restaurant's broiled tomatoes ($3). 135 North 5th St between Bedford Ave and Berry St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718-302-5151, pigandegg.com). Available all day.
Chives give a sprightly kick to these mouthwatering buttermilk biscuits, which are perfect for sopping up roasted garlic-herb gravy (biscuits and gravy $14, single biscuit with honey butter $5). 85 Orchard St at Broome St (212-226-5047, littlegiantnyc.com). Available all day.
Vegetarians, rejoice: All of these listed biscuits are made without lard.
Thankfully, the fare La Palapa offers is as delicious to taste as the restaurant’s name is fun to say. The quaint storefront on St. Mark’s Place in the East Village—with white-linen awnings covering the tiki-esque wooden tub chairs pulled up to two-top wooden tables—is, appropriately, evocative of a palapa: an open-sided shelter made of a palm-leaf top, often found on Mexican beaches. The restaurant’s menu is vaster than what you’d likely find at a beach shack, but its festive drinks, warm aesthetic, and friendly and relaxed staff all play the lazing-in-the-sand part. Here, picking your poison is a pleasure: Start out with transportive frozen margarita to get the vacation vibes going, regardless of Manhattan’s weather. While you won’t go wrong with the regular edition ($9), you can mix and match flavors (each $1) to make concoctions like “watermelon jalapeño”. (Pro tip: Despite the strawberry frozen margarita’s intense pink pigment, its sugar factor is not overpowering but rather delicious.) If you prefer a more complexly composed cocktail, go for the tequila mojito ($13), combining watermelon, mint and lime. Or, skip the mixtures altogether and order from the impressive list of tequilas and mescals. While you sip your drinks, snack on guacamole por orden ($14), which takes the standard starter and freshens it with an interactive twist. The order comes with three different spiced sauces that you can add to a dollop of guac on your own plate, allowing you to create your own u
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