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STACKS Of Flavor This Biscuit House Steps Up Roanoke’s Comfort Food Game The brothers behind Craft & Vine have done it again – but this time with a country-cooking twist. Co-owners Tim and Matt Nystrom opened STACKS Biscuit House last month, and they have been serving up fresh sammies (sandwiches), bennies (benedicts) and a whole lot of flavor ever since. It all started when Tim and Matt visited Asheville, North Carolina, two years ago. After standing in a line running out the door for speciality biscuits, the Nystroms knew they had to bring the concept back to Texas. “We were immediately in a trance upon arriving,” Matt says. “There truthfully isn’t anything like STACKS in the area.” Even STACKS’ interior stands out. As soon as locals step through the restaurant’s doors, they will be transported to a different sense of place. With a retro feel reminiscent of a ’70s record store and vintage furniture spread throughout, each stop in feels fresh. That freshness carries through their mouthwatering eats. Diners should come hungry and ready to make some tough choices, with their menu offering delightful benedict creations, like the Boardwalk Benedict served open-faced with Creole aioli, a Gulf Lump Crab Cake, poached egg and Tabasco hollandaise. They also have a variety of speciality sandwiches, like the Jimmy Mac stuffed with meatloaf, seared mac and cheese, fried onion rings and wild mushroom gravy. For a bit more freedom, guests can choose to build their biscuit at the bar full of gravy, salsa, honey, butter and jam choices. To try more of these new flavor combinations, dive into one of their gravy flights – presented just like a beer flight. “As much as I love the sammies and bennies, it is hard for me to steer away from ordering gravy flights with Bacon Jalapeno, Smoked Tomato and Kona Red Eye Gravy,” Matt says. “Accompany that with some fresh Cornmeal Chive Biscuits and Bacon and Bleu Cheese Butter from the STACKS bar, and I’m content.” STACKS not only tastes good but also does good for those in the area. It’s already giving back to the community and providing another attraction to the city’s growing foodie district. “We have high hopes and big hearts for this concept,” Matt says. “It is from a giving heart that we opened up our doors to Roanoke and the surrounding area. Whether it is serving Biscuits and Gravy at local food banks through our charity STACKS LOVE or inviting you to try our food rather than calling you to action, STACKS adds yet another unique dining concept to the Unique Dining Capital of Texas.” So order up a Peach Sangria and break bread with other local foodies by stopping into STACKS, where everything is gravy.
STACKS BISCUIT HOUSE 310 S. Oak Street, Suite 100 Roanoke 817.464.8188 StacksBiscuits.com
84 • DEC 18
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