Holler and Dash is an unusual name for a restaurant, unless you’re from the south.
Last week I was invited as part of a blogger VIP event to sample several biscuit sandwiches from the newly opened Holler & Dash. They were kind enough to release these great photos for me to use. Photo credits: Erika Chambers with a just a few of mine which will be noted.
The Vision at Holler & Dash is offer high quality brands, fine casual food, and quality at a higher level than typical fast food casuals.
Holler means down in the holler or sometimes “don’t holler at me.” Dash, of course, is the nod to fast food, only this fast food is not exactly what you think. Holler & Dash takes “fast-casual” to a new level.
Holler & Dash realizes that people tend to gather in the kitchen to create good memories. They put flowers on the table for us. They use local artisans to make hand-crafted chairs and table tops, believing in old school hospitality with a modern flair.
We were invited in to meet the management and the culinary chef, Brandon Frohne, for a four-course biscuit dinner.
I can be spotted far left with Charles of the Salted table. Check out his private in-home catering at the Salted Table. The Mr. is in the red plaid shirt, so happy he was invited too.
Sipping on one of the tasty, pineapple basil, I looked around and got the sense that I was in a locally owned fast-casual, not a chain. Just to note, however, the chain is owned by Cracker Barrel, who is headquartered in Lebanon, Tennessee (right outside Nashville).
The love for Nashville “local” is demonstrated by the products they choose to sell, such as Tru Bee Honey, the Nashville Jam Company, Frothy Monkey Coffee, and Olive & Sinclair. All of these products are for sale, merchandised beautifully. photo: Spinach Tiger
Listening to the overwhelming enthusiasm of the management staff, one word was repeated over and over at Holler & Dash. Hospitality.
They believe in southern hospitality and hire people for their personalities. They look for people with flair who can connect with each guest.
Hospitality might seem like an odd word for a fast casual restaurant that is loud, noisy, bright and that was after the music was turned down, but here is what they mean. When you get in front of the staff to order, you should have a friendly, southern experience, a connection that makes the food taste even better.
Now you all know I’m a biscuit expert (sort of). There are 20 biscuit recipes here at Spinach Tiger, including one gluten free biscuit and one grain free. They are popular, like in the million plus views popular, which makes a little picky.
So what did I think about the biscuits at Holler & Dash?
I like their biscuit. It’s the right texture for a biscuit sandwich. It’s different than mine ,as it’s rolled and tastes a little bit like it has lard in it (which is quite okay), and it works for mass production. Everyone seemed to love them. I do hope they think about coming up with a gluten free biscuit. I also hope they will soon make a scrambled eggs biscuit. They won’t scramble eggs, which I think is a miss, since they are a breakfast place.
They do have a Salad with Kale, Roasted Chicken Breast, Goat Cheese, Strawberries, Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette
The staff had a blast cooking for us.
Holler and Dash put some very cool combinations together. Here’s what we tried:
A biscuit sandwich can be a dinner. photo: Spinach Tiger
We sat with Andrea of Saving Everyday, one of my blogger besties. The pork cutlet with the onion straws (below) was our personal favorite. I think the blackberry jam from the Nashville Jam company made it extra special.
Holler & Dash uses Springer Mountain Chicken, anti-biotic and steroid free, is an example of their commitment to quality products.
This is the Kickback Chicken with goat cheese and pepper jelly, a fresh and modern way to eat chicken and biscuits.
Holler & Dash makes dessert biscuits.
We had Beignets, New Orleans style donuts, served with a coffee dipping sauce. What a way to have your dessert with coffee! photo: Spinach Tiger
Out of everything, the thing I ate, I most loved the Loaded Tots with Hollerback Sauce. I’ve never liked tater tots until these. I never had them as a child, but I think I must change this.
You can find Holler & Dash Biscuit House at 203 Franklin Rd #120, Brentwood, TN 37027
Open for Breakfast, Brunch 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.