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If you’ve lived in Austin for any amount of time, you’ve probably heard something about Olamaie’s biscuits. They’ve been an off-menu, not-so-secret but secret staple of the upscale Southern restaurant’s success. They’ve spawned a hashtag that has been used by everyone from Emeril Lagasse to Jimmy Kimmel as a means of professing biscuit love.

And now, Olamaie has started a biscuit-based takeout business - called Little Ola’s - as an answer to current uncertainty about in-restaurant dining. This means you can now enjoy their biscuits with house-made honey butter from your living room (or, in our case, from the car just outside of the parking lot). In addition to the standard biscuits, there’s a full menu of biscuit-based sandwiches, with things like country ham and cheese, or a deep-fried chicken thigh. There are a few sides available if you want to round out your meal with some corn salad or potato chips, as well as desserts, cocktails, beer, and wine.

Food Rundown

Sausage, Egg & Cheese Biscuit

Perhaps the most breakfast-y of the biscuit sandwiches we tried, the sausage, egg, and cheese biscuit is what you want to wake up to in the morning. It’s a sandwich that starts its day knowing exactly what it wants to be, and pulling it off every step of the way.

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Country Ham & Cheese Biscuit

Ham and cheese is one of the most classic sandwich combinations there is, so it’s unsurprising that the same combo works so well in biscuit-form. Thinly-shaved slices of cured and smoked country ham are covered in melted cheddar before finding their home in a biscuit that manages to balance a crunchy, salty exterior with a soft and buttery inside. This was probably our favorite of the bunch.

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Fried Chicken Biscuit

Whataburger fans, rejoice - a ramped-up version of everyone’s favorite Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit now exists. Don’t get us wrong, we love the classic for late-night eats and Sunday morning hangovers, but Little Ola’s take on it is on a different playing field. Here, a deep-fried Dewberry Farms chicken thigh gets dressed with local honey and served on a buttery biscuit. It’s simple, it’s rich, and you should probably get one.

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