When Blacksmith opened earlier this year, the coffee shop had a number of factors working in its favor: Real estate on the ever-improving stretch of Lower Westheimer, in the former home of a beloved Montrose bar. Backing from an all-star lineup by the likes of Bobby Heugel and Underbelly chef Chris Shepherd, plus know-how from David Buehrer and Ecky Prabanto of Greenway Coffee.
Add the culinary expertise of young chef Erin Smith and you've got a match made in heaven — and a damned good scratch square biscuit.
Have you tried this biscuit? While it's delicious and affordable with a side of crème fraîche and homemade marmalade ($4), if you wake up with growling stomach, then the sandwich version ($7) is the only thing that will suffice.
The dish's perfection lies in its simplicity.
Imagine: A crumbly, buttery biscuit stacked with a perfect sunny-side-up, fresh-from-the-farm egg and a subtly spicy butcher's sausage patty, set off by a slab of sharp cheddar cheese. The dish's perfection lies in its simplicity.
I recommend that you center the top portion of the biscuit, press firmly to break the yolk, then attack with a fork until it is of manageable size to eat with your hands, sandwich-style. Enjoy with an iced coffee on the sunny patio, or belly up to one of the many counters for prime people-watching.