Flying Biscuit Red Eye Breakfast

Back in July, the Husband and I had a trip to Charlotte, NC, our home before our current home.  We were originally scheduled in the evening but after a 4 hour delay, a cancelled flight, and a rebooking, we were stuck on a red eye on USAirways. Once we landed, we had only a little bit of time to kill before our plans for the day so we decided to grab some breakfast.  After heading over to the Park Road Shopping Center area, we pulled up Urbanspoon and were surprised to learn that a Flying Biscuit had opened up in the shopping center (there wasn’t one when we moved away).  Although we had had mixed reviews in our previous experiences, we were hungry and willing to give it a shot!

One of our complaints in the past for the other location was the wait – on Saturdays and Sundays, you might wait an hour or more for a table.  On this week day morning, we were able to walk right in and have a seat.  Once seated, the Husband ordered some coffee and I had some juice while we decided on what to have.

The Husband went with one of his favorite southern breakfasts – biscuits and sausage gravy and a side of grits.


This dish was better than he remembered and he was glad that he ordered it.


One of my favorite things about Flying Biscuit is that they serve breakfast and non-breakfast foods all day.  As such, when I found myself looking at the Sides menu, I was excited to try the grilled mac n cheese.  I wasn’t quite sure what to expect and was very impressed with what arrived.  If I were to make this at home, I imagine I would bake macaroni and cheese in a baking dish, slice it into chunks and quickly fry it up in a pan for some crispiness.  The pasta was tender yet firm, and it was gooey and cheesy.


For my entrée, I ordered one of my favorite mixtures of breakfast and lunch/dinner foods – Pasta, Sausage and Eggs (creative name, I know).  It was penne pasta, scrambled eggs, mushrooms, spinach, chicken sausage, and cheese.  Plus fruit salad (substituted for grits) and a biscuit on the side.


As you can imagine, this was a lot of food for breakfast so I was happy to package it up and save it for lunch later during our trip.  It was great reheated as well!

As we got ready to leave, our waitress offered the Husband a to-go cup with fresh coffee so he was over the moon.


Overall, this was a great visit to the Park Road location of Flying Biscuit.  The food was great and our waitress was a sweetheart.  Breakfast is normally my least favorite meal of the day, but this one hit the spot!

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