Bird Bird Biscuit, the highly anticipated Cherrywood newcomer serving the buttery bread, finally opens this Thursday, June 28 on 2701 Manor Road. From co-owner Ryan McElroy (who also owns Thunderbird Coffee) and co-owner and chef Brian Batch, the fast-casual counter-service restaurant serves biscuit sandwiches for breakfast and lunch.
Bird Bird Biscuit has been previewing its recipes at pop-ups around town since last November. Dishes include Bird Bird Bacon (a classic sandwich with bacon, egg, and cheese), Batch’s personal favorite, Queen Beak (a sandwich with fried chicken thighs with cayenne-black pepper honey and bacon-infused chipotle mayonnaise), as well as sweet “dough-doughs” (circles of biscuit dough fried and tossed in cinnamon sugar).
However, the menu is not set in stone. “If we have an item that doesn’t seem to be engaging our guests,” Batch told Eater, “we will actively be working to create new items that do.” He also shared that the recipe was created with the help of “one particular Austin biscuit whisperer,” and that he has a personal relationship with each of his creations.
“Every single biscuit I make has a personality to it,” said Batch. “When I bake them off, I sometimes remember who they were. I’ll say to myself, “Hey, I remember you! I thought you would turn out beautiful, and just look at you!”
Bird Bird Biscuit is located in a former industrial space greatly enlivened by interior design from Lilianne Steckel (who also did the interior of Thunderbird Coffee on Koenig and Better Half) and a mural with egg-centric graphics from Austin artist, Will Bryant (local graphic designer Jonathan Van Orne created the dual-chicken logo).
The restaurant fits seating 17 people inside and 16 outside on the patio. Eater photographer Courtney Pierce toured the small and cheery space for Eater. Read on for a look inside.
Bird Bird Biscuit is open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the weekends.