Bayside Restaurant's Bicuits & Gravy
By Eric Cox | Nov. 2, 2019
Petoskey’s Bayside Restaurant clearly has a knack for concocting delicious morsels that warm the innards and quell the cold weather demons. Understated on their menu, this near-perfect embodiment of comfort food — savory with a creamy-crunchy consistency that massages all those needy little spots in the pits of our chilly, autumn gullets — is simply labeled “Biscuits & Gravy.” But the fact is, this is no bland, ordinary plate of breakfast fare. Accompanied by two eggs, which, along with electric-green scallions, crown the dish, this humble hot plate has a foundation of extraordinary biscuits, toasted to perfection, on top. Atop those is the expertly seasoned sausage gravy, a superlative, beige flow of creamy goodness that mates perfectly with the light crunch of the biscuits. In this dish’s next layer are the fluffy eggs (we had ours scrambled). Then, another small ladle of that enticing gravy is added, enriching the strata even more. This is one of the most satisfying and tasty breakfasts around. For an extra kick, add a few shots of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce; you won’t need your hat and gloves for the walk home. Find Bayside Restaurant at 3890 Charlevoix Ave. (231) 622-8298, or search “Bayside Restaurant” on Facebook.