But even so, biscuit time is more satisfying at some locales than others, and my most recent sweet spot is Peels in NYC.
Tipped off to this awesome from Serious Eats staffers Erin and Leandra, I knew that I had to visit after hearing tales of their dense and delicious buttermilk specimen.
And happily, it lived up to the hype.
As promised , the biscuits were substantial yet flaky, and completely buttery and heavenly.
Not sweet themselves, they can be dressed up in whatever way you'd like, going savory (creamed collards, eggs, and ham, anyone?) or sweet, with a simple coating of preserves and butter.
And I daresay that this is the type of carbohydrate versatility that we could all use in our lives.
Peels, 325 Bowery, NYC. Online here.