Callie's Hot Little Biscuit's sandwiches and apparel — Photo courtesy of Callie's Hot Little Biscuit
Conveniently located in the restaurant-heavy neighborhood of Upper King Street downtown, Callie's Hot Little Biscuit is small, yet easy to find. Look for the letters HLB (for "Hot Little Biscuit"), lit in lights across a tiny storefront. You'll see a door spilling over with eager morning customers, and a packed house for such a tiny operation.
Carrie Morey, owner of Callie's Hot Little Biscuit and daughter of Callie — Photo courtesy of Callie's Hot Little Biscuit
Once inside Callie's Hot Little Biscuit's front door, you have a tough decision to make: which of the seven biscuit varieties are you going to order, and how many are you getting?
Hot little biscuit choices include classic buttermilk, cheese and chive, shortcake – all of which are $3 each for a pair – as well as filled country ham, blackberry, black pepper bacon and cinnamon at $4 each. Your pick of any three biscuits is only $5, while a baker's dozen of 13 biscuits will set you back a worthy $19.
Buttermilk, blackberry and cheddar and chive biscuits — Photo courtesy of Clare Sweeney
To make things even more difficult, Callie's Hot Little Biscuit offers up daily biscuit specials with such toppings as fried chicken, crab cakes, sausage and pimento cheese.
If you're feeling up to a heavier biscuit-centric meal at Callie's, fear not: pimento cheese sandwiches, grits and biscuit bowls filled with the likes of shrimp and grits or tomato pie are regular menu features. Simply check out the Callie's Hot Little Biscuit Facebook page before your visit to determine what specialty toppings, fillings and other biscuit creations are appearing on the menu that day.
Take 'em to go! Callie's quickly and easily boxes biscuits for take away — Photo courtesy of Callie's Hot Little Biscuit
Seating is limited in Callie's Hot Little Biscuit, but that's no problem! Biscuits are quickly and easily prepped and boxed for takeaway orders. Taking your biscuits to go doesn't hinder the Callie's experience: your picnic destination at Francis Marion park is just a couple of blocks away at King and Calhoun Streets.
Callie's Hot Little Biscuit mix, available for purchase online or in-store! — Photo courtesy of Jason Stemple / Callie's Hot Little Biscuit
Once you've sampled the undeniable Southern staple of a well-made biscuit, you may be hooked for life. At least that's what Callie's Hot Little Biscuit's adoring fans and biscuit shop regulars will tell you.
After visiting Callie's Hot Little Biscuit, it's okay to fall completely in love; Callie's Hot Little Biscuits takes biscuit mix and frozen biscuit orders online to send as gifts or to keep up your long-distance relationship with Callie's specialties.
Visit Callie's website to order the Callie's Hot Little Biscuit Cookbook, pimento cheese or Carolina honey along with your biscuit orders. You can also sign up for the Biscuit of the Month club! Read: This will be the best decision you've made all year.