Sarah Hadzor Worley, a 2013 liberal studies and 2015 Master’s of accountancy graduate and co-founder of Biscuit Love, has recently made headlines with the restaurant’s creation, The East Nasty. Named as bon appetit’s “Best Sandwich of 2015,” this menu item uses one of Nashville’s favorites – fried chicken. Add aged cheddar and sausage gravy, and you’ve got this award-winning delicacy.
As bon appetit said, “How good is it? Let’s just say hour-plus waits on the weekends at this breakfast-and-lunch spot in the Gulch neighborhood are not unheard of. We’d gladly join the line for just one bite of Karl and Sarah Worley’s monument to excess: a slightly-crunchy-on-the-exterior, fluffy, buttery biscuit topped with a ridiculously good piece of fried chicken, which is swaddled in rich sausage gravy, then topped with (you guessed it) the other half of the biscuit. Is it insane to even call this a sandwich? Definitely—that’s why we love it.”
But the hits don’t stop there. Biscuit Love was also included on bon appetit’s recent rankings of “America’s Best New Restaurants,” a list comprised of the truly original, innovative and unexpected across America. According to the organization’s listing, the restaurants all have something in common – “flat out deliciousness.”
Worley said she and her husband, Karl, are both culinary school graduates, so moving into the restaurant business was born out of their shared love for entrepreneurship. Obtaining business degrees after culinary school was an intentional decision to reach their goals sooner. “As for the biscuits, that came from our love of the south, southern food and Nashville.”
With the impressive lists of restaurants included in this year’s ranking, Worley said she and her team are honored to be included. And as for her recommendation for the best item on the menu? Biscuit Love’s hot chicken biscuit – the Princess – or an old tried and true favorite, the hash.