Breakfast and Bluegrass debuts at Windy Hollow Biscuit House; continues every Saturday in January

January 12, 2023 | 12:10 am

Updated January 11, 2023 | 2:44 pm

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Every Saturday in January, patrons at the Windy Hollow Biscuit House can enjoy “Breakfast and Bluegrass.” The free bluegrass jam sessions will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and feature many local artists.

The event debuted last weekend with the Fletcher Family band. The rest of the month’s schedule currently includes the Bluegrass Brothers on Jan. 14; Emmie Kate Williams and Lucy Jagoe Chaney on Jan. 21; and Parker and Sara Malone on Jan. 28.

Evelyn Miller, who owns the Biscuit House, partnered with locally renowned bluegrass artist Randy Lanham to make the event a reality.

“My nephew Casey Daniel was visiting during the holidays, and I wanted him to meet Randy,” Miller said. “Seconds into their conversation, they both decided that Bluegrass and Breakfast had a nice ring to it. The more we all talked, and after I ran the idea by my daughter, we decided to pursue it.”

Miller had wanted to bring music to the establishment for some time, and Lanham was pleased to help fill the void.

“The groups are some of my private students that have formed bands, some are family, and some are just friends,” Lanham said. “It will make for a fun breakfast and lunch to hear some good ole’ bluegrass music.”

Owensboro has self-claimed itself as the Bluegrass Music Capital of the World, and as part of that mission Lanham said there needs to be more opportunities to hear live bluegrass music in the community.

“At the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum, we recently started the Bluegrass Music Academy called Music with a Mission,” he said. “Part of that mission is sending groups and musicians into the community to spread the joy of bluegrass, gospel, and country music.”

The academy’s students regularly perform at nursing homes, the hospital, Hospice, and churches — and now they can add restaurants. Lanham said the beauty of hosting the music at the Biscuit House is the “history hanging on the walls.”

“Bluegrass music is part of our heritage and history,” he said. “It’s like a museum there, and the live bluegrass music will add even more of a rich historical heritage feel to the restaurant.”

The Windy Hollow Biscuit House, located at 620 Emory Drive in Wesleyan Park Plaza, is open Friday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., offering an elevated take on southern cuisine. Their menu includes sweet and savory dishes ranging from waffles and beignets to loaded tater chunks and elaborate open-faced biscuit sandwiches.

The restaurant recently added a buffet similar to the one that made them famous on KY 81. Miller said they would offer a few brunch options with the event extending into lunchtime hours.

The mindset at the restaurant is simple: “When you make things with love, they just taste better.”

January 12, 2023 | 12:10 am

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