Tudor’s Biscuit World is a new restaurant located on the Evansdale campus at West Virginia University. With locations all over West Virginia, much anticipation surrounded this particular opening. Being a resident of the state, I can say that Tudor’s is what we associate with “starting our day the homemade way,” but do non-residents have the same reaction? This question sparked my interest, and thus the “Tudor’s Biscuit World Challenge” was created.
I started by taking several non-residents or”biscuit virgins” to the new Morgantown location. They tried the “Ron”, a classic made with homemade biscuit, sausage patty, fried egg and a slice of American cheese. The “Big ‘Tator”, a breakfast platter which is the combination of fried potatoes, scrambled eggs and melted cheese topped off with crispy bacon and served with a homemade biscuit. And finally a lunch item, the “Hungry Man’s Platter”, a big bowl of their specialty seasoned pinto beans, fried potatoes, cole slaw, chopped onions and a slice of their homemade corn bread. All of these which I assumed were classic comfort food items, that you can get before 2 p.m. at the new location.
For those who have never experienced home cooking like this, the combinations seemed a little scary, but their taste buds didn’t lie. One challenge member and South Carolina native Caleb Greene said, “This reminds me of my grandma’s cooking, I love it!” I was happy because I was introducing people to foods they have never tasted. Caitlin Sussman, a neighbor of West Virginia from Maryland said, “when can we come back?”
To me, this could only mean one thing, just as you don’t have to be a Marylander to love crab cakes, you don’t have to be a West Virginian to love Tudor’s Biscuit World! So, will you take the challenge?