Feed Your Soul: Delta Biscuit Company

MONROE, La. (KNOE) – Most people in Ark-La-Miss love a good brunch, one place is changing that by giving people a full sensory experience for brunch, The Delta Biscuit Co. on Tower Drive in Monroe.

Glen Lewellyan and Jessica Holley have created dishes that everyone can enjoy.

“I say if you like sweets, you absolutely have to try this Bananas Foster French Toast,” Holley said. It’s a decadent item that any sweet tooth will appreciate.

If you are more health conscious, there are options for you as well.

“The quinoa bowl has amazing flavor because I help a lot of people think that if you eat healthy you have to sacrifice flavor. But the chef here, she works magic and she has flavor coming out of this bowl which I never dreamed would be there,” Lewellyan said.

Both options are amazing and packed with flavor.

A customer loves food and would pay anything for it. “Oooh, that’s good for real. I’d spend $25 on that,” Marklyn England said.

Both Lewellyan and Holly have worked in the restaurant industry. Lewellyan has worked for national channels and local favorites.

He made his debut at age 16 while watching his father’s old truck. “I keep looking at the old truck. How can I get this? Said Lewellyan. “You have to find a job and get an engine. So I started taking to the streets at that time. I got a job at Shoney’s as a dishwasher. By the time I left Shoney’s about ten years later, I was regional manager.

From there he helped start restaurants here like Sage and some of Paula Dean’s restaurants. Then he came back to Monroe and started some other concepts.

Holley started a short time ago and worked under chefs who saw his talent. “I started working in fine dining restaurants about six years ago and worked my way up. Jack Melson, that’s really what taught me the most,” Holley said. “I think he saw I had potential and from day one he taught me and I wanted to learn.”

The name celebrates what they both love. “Louisiana-Mississippi Delta Delta Appreciation,” Lewellen said.

Everything from music, art and food to the restaurant is selected for a reason. It has ties to the area and it’s something people can experience.

It’s the first time they have their own place and hope it will go even further.

“All about it, we’ve worked so hard to create this vibe. This brand that I think can take it to the next level,” Holley said. “I think there’s more to come.”

If you want to experience brunch rather than just eat it, head to Delta Biscuit Co. in Monroe and feed your soul.

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