Holler & Dash Biscuit House celebrates its one-year anniversary at its original Homewood location this Saturday, March 11.
For Nashville chef Brandon Frohne, it doesn't get much more Southern than biscuits and barbecue and, oh yeah, Goo Goo Clusters.
So Frohne, the culinary director for the Holler & Dash Biscuit House chain, has created a new biscuit sandwich that he calls the Goo Goo Q, which make its debut this Saturday, March 11, at the original Holler & Dash in Homewood.
The Goo Goo Q features smoked chicken thighs doused in a Goo Goo Cluster barbecue sauce, topped with a buttermilk fennel coleslaw and served on a Holler & Dash signature biscuit.
Holler & Dash is offering the Goo Goo Q chicken biscuit for a limited time only as part of its one-year anniversary celebration.
"This was a fun biscuit to make," Frohne said in an interview at the Homewood restaurant Friday afternoon. "For Birmingham and the South in general, barbecue is a big part of our culture. So we knew we wanted to do something with a barbecue emphasis, but nothing I do is traditional."
So Frohne -- a fifth-generation chef who has cooked at the James Beard House and competed on the Food Network's "Chopped" -- came up with the idea of merging a traditional Southern barbecue sauce with a Mexican-inspired mole poblano.
The mole incorporates the chocolate and peanuts in a Goo Goo Cluster candy bar, a Southern favorite that has been made in Nashville since 1912.
"A mole poblano is almost like a barbecue sauce in a way, except with these amazing chiles and these amazing spices," Frohne said. "And you've got a little bit of chocolate and little bit of nuts.
"I thought, 'Let's take the parts that I love about a barbecue sauce and the parts that I love about a mole sauce and let's combine them and make a really interesting sauce.
"So this is a Goo Goo Cluster barbecue sauce, and I always say, if barbecue sauce and mole had a love affair, this sauce is like their child prodigy."
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Proceeds from Saturday's sales of the Goo Goo Q biscuit sandwich will benefit Birmingham's Jones Valley Teaching Farm.
"When we started the restaurant a year ago, we said we wanted to be involved in the community," Frohne said. "The things that Jones Valley Teaching Farm stresses -- the healthy eating initiatives and teaching students about their food sources -- that's everything that we believe in."
The Goo Goo Q biscuit sandwich sells for $8.50, and it will be available for the next 30 days. Frohne said. If it's a hit, it may become a permanent fixture on the Holler & Dash menu.
In addition to the new biscuit sandwich, Saturday's one-year anniversary celebration also will include random food giveaways, free Holler & Dash posters, a Goo Goo Cluster sampling station and a chance to win a biscuit-making class for four.
Developed by the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store chain, Holler & Dash Biscuit House opened its first location in Homewood on March 15, 2016. Since then, Holler & Dash has added locations in Tuscaloosa and in Celebration, Fla., and Brentwood, Tenn.
The original location is at 2801 18th St. South in downtown Homewood. Hours are 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily.
For a full menu and more information about Holler & Dash Biscuit House, go here.
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