Austinites may obsess about breakfast tacos like Claire Danes obsesses about terrorists on Homeland, but soon we will have to make room for a new morning treat. Bird Bird Biscuit, a new fast casual spot on bustling Manor Road, will open in spring 2018 with a menu inspired by the vibrant food scenes in Los Angeles and Nashville.
The project, led by former Thunderbird Coffee general manager Brian Batch and Thunderbird owner Ryan McElroy, is converting a 1950s industrial space at 2701 Manor Rd. into a casual restaurant offering flaky biscuit sandwiches for breakfast and lunch. Batch describes the upcoming concept as a “love letter” to the Southern staple.
But since spring 2018 is a long time to wait for a taste, Bird Bird will be having its first pop-up at nearby Patrizi’s food truck on November 18 from 9-11 am. The pop-up will offer a limited menu including a fried chicken biscuit; the Breakfast Classic with house chicken sausage, fried egg, and Sriracha mayo; and a simple bacon, egg, and cheese.
“Serving someone something excellent is secondary to treating them excellently. I want life to be the business of spreading joy, and business to be a life lived joyfully,” says Batch in a release. “And it doesn’t hurt to make a killer biscuit sandwich.” Personally, we can’t think of a better motto.