A Big Bad Breakfast in Oxford, MS….
I can’t imagine a restaurant name more enticing than Big Bad Breakfast. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day and the adjectives big and bad being used to describe it trigger my curiosity even further. Combine that with the restaurant’s logo including a pig and the fact that the founder is a James Beard winning chef, I think it is obvious to see why I had to give this place a try.
Big Bad Breakfast is located in a shopping mall on North Lamar street. It might not look like much from the outside, but once you walk inside the smells will change your mind. My only problem with BBB’s ( I am going to abbreviate Big Bad Breakfast) menu was that there were several things I wanted to order. I knew that I wanted a sandwich, so that limited my selections, or o so I thought. It was an extremely tough decision between the Elvis (Peanut Butter, Bananas, Big Bad Breakfast Bacon, and Regular Mayonnaise griddle fried and served on White or Wheat), the Cathead (Scratch-made buttermilk biscuit with choice of bacon, patty sausage, andouille, country ham or chicken; slice of cheddar; and grits or home fries) and the With Signs Follow (THE breakfast sandwich on white or wheat; choice of one egg; bacon, patty sausage, country ham or andouille; dressed with lettuce, tomato, and our Tabasco Mayonnaise served with grits or home fries)
The big winner was….
The With Signs Follow. I decided to go with a scrambled egg, cheddar cheese, and andouille. They cure all of their own meats, so it was tough to not get my first love of bacon, but I figured being in Mississippi it wouldn’t hurt to spice it up and try the andouille. ( sorry I couldn’t resist the spice it up and andouille joke attempt).
This sandwich definitely lived up to the big and bad of the restaurants name. I usually eat my breakfast sandwiches on a biscuit, so toasted bread was a nice change. I ate this at about 11:30 in the morning so I was not quite in the biscuit mood. I loved the spice and heat form the Tabasco mayonnaise and andouille. How do you improve on this? Well serve it with this…
Warm buttery grits. I love grits. Grits all by themselves are bland and not that great, but when you add butter and seasonings ( there is probably some type of dairy in them as well) you create a creamy rich dish that will leave you full for hours. After this big and bad breakfast I was full until my visit to Taylor Grocery.
BBB definitely lived up to my expectations. This is the last post of what I ate while in Oxford. Tomorrow I will bring you what I discovered while tailgating at The Grove.