Winter Texan Times

23 WINTER TEXAN TIMES MARCH 1, 2023 5248 N. 10th • McAllen • (956) 618-1919 4013 W. Exwy. 83 • McAllen • (956) 627-4005 OPEN 11AM EVERY DAY Authent ic Mexican Ki tchen $9.99 Lunch Specials Mon-Fri • 11am-3pm • Mexican Plates • Chalupas • Botanas • Seafood & More Early Bird Special! Mon-Fri • 3-6pm Buy 1 Entree Get 2nd 1/2 Off (equal or lesser value) Coupon may not be combined w/other offers • 1 per ticket Happy Hour EVERYDAY 3-7pm LARGE GROUPS WELCOME! EXPIRES 3/14/23 Neighborhood Kitchen tc 935 Bus. 83, Ste. 9, Donna • 956-532-0613 SAVEUP TO 50% OFF with $5 off your order of $10 or more Now Open 7AM - 2PM Sun - Sat Located at Val Verde Flea Market BUFFETS ARE BACK! All you can eat Friday Fish Buffet (956) 782- 3200 600 Kingston Way, Donna, TX $14.99 4:00pm-7:00pm All you can eat Sunday Brunch $15.99 7:30am-1:00pm Dave’s Famous Omelets, Bacon, French Toast & More! Fried Cod, Blackened Tilapia, Fries, Mac & Cheese & More! Promote YourRestaurant Advertise in the Valley’s #1 Winter Texan Paper For More Information Call: (956) 580-7800 email: Upon arriving and while waiting for our meals to arrive, we were each given a sample of their signature dish – biscuits and gravy. It was exactly like gr andmo t he r used to make – or dare I say, even better. Something we both noticed was the toasted biscuit. Not overdone or too crisp, but as we talked to each other about it, and to Manager Ryan Martinez, it made complete sense. They toast the biscuits for just a minute to add a slight crisp to it. It makes it so the biscuit holds up to the gravy, allowing you to enjoy the flavors of the gravy and the biscuit – and not end up with a mushy mess by the time you get through your plate. This is something I have never been able to pull off when I make them. It made the meal more pleasant and the flavors more enjoyable. The gravy has a nice consistency, peppered just right, and just the right amount of sausage. Nothing was starchy and everything was seasoned perfectly. All in all, it left me wanting more, but I was also eager to try something different on the menu. My husband did have Grandma’s Biscuits & Gravy Plate with scrambled eggs and a side of hashbrowns and bacon. I had a short stack with hash browns and bacon. You could tell they had a good grill in their kitchen – and a good cook. Everything had that nice crisp outside and warm and tender on the inside. Everything tastes like good southern home cooking. To me, it was reminiscent of being back on my grandparents’ farm eating a good, hearty country breakfast after tending to some outside chores. It’s a place I will be going back to again – even if it’s just for biscuits and gravy. Biscuits & Gravy Neighborhood Kitchen is a family owned and operated local restaurant located at the Val Verde Flea Market at 935 Bus. 83, Suite 9 in Donna and is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. Biscuits & Gravy: Nothing like Grandma’s cooking