Butter My Biscuit, which recently opened in Sonoita, is open for breakfast or brunch daily from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. Located across from the Sonoita-Elgin Fire Station, the eatery seats 24 people inside, plus ten outside on the covered patio overlooking the Santa Rita Mountains. Takeout is also available. Catering can be arranged, and there is a large patio with an outdoor fireplace for parties.
The menu includes homemade pastries, a traditional breakfast of eggs, bacon, hash browns, or biscuits and gravy, a Monte Cristo sandwich and more.
Chef/owner Jaime Chavez, a graduate of the Arizona Culinary School in Scottsdale, comes to Sonoita with ten years’ experience in the restaurant business. Two years ago, his mother moved to the Sonoita area. When Chavez visited, he fell in love with Sonoita, and then found “the spot” for his restaurant.
After six months of hard work renovating and painting, plus installing restaurant equipment, the opening took place the end of June. Five employees now assist Chavez in serving customers, with another coming on board soon. The high energy and friendliness of this youthful crew add zest to the dining experience.
The most popular menu item by far is the peach danish, followed by biscuits and gravy and the Monte Cristo. The danishes are posted daily on Facebook for those who wish to plan ahead or to simply get a vicarious thrill from the enticing photographs.
Food is served in compostable containers made of processed sugar cane leaves to ensure low water usage.
Plans for the future include having the business’s food truck on site at community events and at local wineries.
Chavez stated that the customer response to Butter My Biscuit has exceeded his expectations. He is particularly grateful to the local businesses who helped with transforming the space into an attractive, and comfortable place to serve and enjoy breakfast.
“Welcome to everybody,” he said. “I appreciate the welcome you have given me, and I would like to give you the same welcome.”