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The Johnny Hash from Biscuits and Groovy

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The Johnny Hash with tofu scramble from Biscuits and Groovy

Flaky biscuits, drowned in a thick, rich gravy*, then topped with potatoes, cheese, sausage, and bacon. Biscuits and Groovy calls it “The Johnny Hash”. We call it “breakfast”, and yes, you’re still reading a vegan blog: Biscuits and Groovy’s not-very-well-kept secret, buried in fine print in the corner of their menu, is that almost anything that they offer can be made vegan. This trailer takes their vegan-friendly options seriously, with color-coded equipment in the kitchen to keep the vegan cookware and utensils separate, and there’s never a “vegan tax” upcharge for any of the vegan ingredient substitutions.

The signature product at Biscuits and Groovy is, as the name of the trailer implies, biscuits and gravy, covered with your choice of toppings. Their featured biscuits and gravy dishes are all named after famous musicians, and you can customize any of them with extra toppings. We’re partial to the Johnny Hash, a nod to the delicious grilled potatoes sitting atop your biscuits, and of course, to the Man in Black himself. We also love the tofu scramble, which you can add to the Johnny, or any other biscuit dish that doesn’t already have it, for an extra dollar. If you’re on a budget, it’s hard to beat the breakfast burrito (available only on weekdays), a giant tortilla stuffed so full that you can’t even close it. No matter how many fillings you pick for your burrito, it will always cost a cool four dollars.

A Burrito from Biscuits and GroovyThe Johnny Hash with Tofu Scramble.

Biscuits and Groovy located on 51st and Duval.

Biscuits and Groovy is located at the corner of 51st and Duval. They’re open seven days a week for breakfast / brunch / lunch, and they get pretty busy on the weekends, when the easiest way to find the trailer is to look for the line. You can beat the rush of hungry biscuit cravers by coming on a weekday, but otherwise, expect to wait a little bit (when they get super busy, they are often unable to take advance orders over the phone). Once you make your way to the front of the gravy train and decide what you want, place your order, and before you know it, you’ll be digging into a hot breakfast that will start your day off right.

* The vegan gravy option has changed a couple of times in the past year, and we really love the new recipe! If you haven’t had it in a while, now’s a good time to try it again.

Disclaimer: This Top 20 series, presented in no particular order, is formed from the personal opinions of Marie and Daniel, and does not necessarily reflect the views of all Red Hot Vegans bloggers. If you’re not a fan of oily, sugary, calorie-dense food, then this series is probably not for you. For everyone else, enjoy!

Vegan Week in Review

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– The wait is over – in.gredients is now open, everyday from 8 am to 10 pm! Grab your reusable containers and head on down to 2610 Manor Road. First stop, weigh and label your containers. Second stop, shop & fill your containers. Third stop, select a charity you wish to benefit & weigh again (less container weight). You’re on your way knowing you’re eliminating package related waste, while supporting local businesses and farmers!

– Haven’t tried Biscuits and Groovy yet? Now is the perfect time to check it out. According to their Facebook page, they’ve extended their hours to 7 am – 5 pm on  weekdays (though actual hours may vary – see comments below). Biscuits and gravy not your thing? Try the “build-your-own” burrito from their lengthy list of awesome vegan ingredients such as tofu scramble, vegan sausage, and daiya cheese – at $4, it’s a steal.

– Kristen, owner/baker of Capital City Bakery, is celebrating her 26th birthday with a celebration benefiting homeless pets in Austin!  Stop by the shop at 1901 Rio Grande on August 16th (5 pm – 8 pm), where she’ll be donating 10% of her sales (and tips) to support Austin Pets Alive. Help Kristen meet her goal of $500 – and don’t forget to wish her a Happy Birthday!

– The annual Rally Against Ringling Brothers will be on Wednesday, August 22nd from 6 – 7:30 pm. Join Action for Animals for a legal, peaceful rally at the Erwin Center to protest Ringling Brothers Circus continued abuse of their animals.

– There’s an exciting new all-vegan menu up at Mister FruitCup featuring soy yogurt and vegan whipped cream! We hope you had a chance to use the Red Hot Vegans 20% discount last month – the discount continues this month – just mention Vegans Rock Austin.

– Save the day and shop away on Saturday, August 11th. On this one day, a bunch of vegan businesses are pulling together to donate 10% of sales to a 100 mile bike ride that hopes to raise $20,000 for 3 animal sanctuaries. All you have to do is shop with one of the businesses (either in person, or online) on August 11th, and part of your purchase will go to the fundraiser. Participating retailers are too numerous to mention, but are listed on the Sanctuary Century 10% Fundraiser Day Facebook page. This ride benefits: Out To Pasture SanctuaryHope Animal Sanctuary, and Chimp Sanctuary Northwest!

– There’s a new vegan burger option in town! Thanks to Lone Star Plate, we’ve learned that Flattop Burger (at Manor and Chicon) has vegan buns and Goodseed Organic hemp burger patties. Goodseed burgers are popping up all over town, which is a great thing, because these patties are super delicious and full of great ingredients!