Julie's Dining Club
I very distinctly remember the first time I encountered Biscuit Bender. It was a Saturday morning, and I was at the Ferry Building for the farmer's market. I wasn't paying that much attention as I tried to find the path of least resistance, but as I passed Far West Fungi, I saw something out of the ordinary. A little popup biscuit vendor. Sure, the Ferry Building has many popup vendors, but what stuck out to me about Van Dao and his biscuit stand, was his signature hat.
A little while later, Biscuit Bender moved into a permanent stall in the Ferry Building, open every day. It seemed like every time I passed by, the selection of biscuits just continued to grow, from savory (cheesy, sour cream and chive, bacon, mushroom, etc) to sweet (glazed, cinnamon rolls). Even though they have expanded, the biscuits are all handmade and hand cut, all the the signature buttermilk base.
A couple weeks ago, a tweet by Biscuit Bender caught my eye. A guessing game. Guess the key ingredient in their upcoming special biscuit for pride weekend, named, the Dixie Diva. I guessed correctly, and was rewarded with an early preview of the Dixie Diva biscuit AND another pride weekend special, Pink Saturday Strawberry Marshmallows.