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You Gotta Eat: Biscuits and Gravy

Get those taste buds ready, because it’s time for “You Gotta Eat.”

This week, I take you to a place in Metamora that certainly lives up to its name.

Tucked away in a quiet spot off North Niles Street in Metamora is a quaint little restaurant known for its tasty biscuits and gravy.

“We get 50 year olds, 60 year olds, 70 year olds, 80 year olds saying it’s the best biscuits and gravy they ever had in their life,” said owner Tommy Moraga.

Welcome to “Biscuits and Gravy”.

It’s been open a little over a year, and it offers customers southern homemade food they can dig their teeth into.

“I usually like the omelets. The Denver omelet and I tried the biscuits and gravy, and it’s real good,” said customer Fred Glueck.

Shirley and Tommy Moraga are the owners of “Biscuits and Gravy.” But don’t get me wrong…there are other tasty dishes to choose from here as well.

But let’s face it! The biscuits and gravy are what most people want when they come here.

“The biscuits and the gravy are handmade fresh every single day. Either I’m making the biscuits or he’s making the biscuits or gravy. It’s done by us,” said Shirley Moraga. “That is the number one thing ordered here, and the people come from 15 minutes to an hour away just to try the biscuits and gravy.”

And talk about huge portions. It’s simply too much for one sitting.

I ordered the country ham and eggs, with what else…but a side order of biscuits and gravy.

While my meal was being prepared, I enjoyed a cup of hot chocolate with whipped cream on top. Let’s just say that went down smooth on a cold morning.

And guess what? This week I didn’t eat alone. Morning reporter Alex Menke tore into some hot French toast.Is it me or does that look fantastic? Of course, she loved it…but then again, who wouldn’t?

So what did my meal cost me?  $5.91.

“The next time you’re in Metamora, stop by “Biscuits and Gravy” because “You Gotta Eat.”

Semone Doughton

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