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Windy Hollow Biscuit House opens Friday; includes restaurant, country store, museum

Windy Hollow Biscuit House | Photo by Ryan Richardson

The smells of a country breakfast wafted through Windy Hollow Biscuit House as they prepared for their soft opening on Friday morning. Inside, owner Evelyn Miller could barely contain her emotions when it was time to open the doors. Upon entering, diners will pass a country store on their way to their table, and the walls are entirely adorned with country and western memorabilia.

The restaurant, which is in the old El Toribio building at 630 Emory Drive at Wesley Park Plaza, will be open for breakfast, brunch and lunch Friday through Sunday. The Sunday morning buffet at Windy Hollow Restaurant and Museum will continue to be offered.

When asked what it means to finally open the doors, Miller had to hold back tears because it’s so meaningful.

Her daughter, Hallie McCarty, said: ‘It’s been over 4 years. We had been talking about doing the Biscuit House for a very long time.

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Windy Hollow Biscuit House | Photo by Ryan Richardson

Miller said they started talking about adding the restaurant in 2017 or 2018. She said they were ready to “take the plunge” in March 2020, just a week before the coronavirus caused disruption world.

“We decided not to (go ahead at that point) and I decided to work the Speedway instead,” she said. “I knew what it would take because I’ve done it before and it’s my property. The Biscuit House was an unknown. So it took a long time to get here.

Miller said they were initially looking to locate the new restaurant in a strip mall. Where they ended up, however, is a place they actually looked at several years ago when discussing whether they were going to move the Windy Hollow restaurant from KY 81.

They didn’t want to move this restaurant, but when space on Emory Drive was still available, they jumped at the chance to use it for the Biscuit House, even though it was “twice as big” as they were. had planned.

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Windy Hollow Biscuit House | Photo by Ryan Richardson

As she looked around the store and the items on the walls, Miller was emotional again as she said it was to honor her late father.

Miller said that while the restaurant will only have set hours on Fridays and Sundays from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., they will host various dinners and events throughout the weeks. She said the space will also be available for rent. She said nothing is changing at the Windy Hollow Restaurant, which is open Sundays from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

“I just want to thank everyone who has helped and listened to me over the past 4 years,” Miller said. “It’s been a long road to get here, but we’re finally here and we’re excited to serve the community. I hope they will appreciate what we have put in place.

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Windy Hollow Biscuit House | Photo by Ryan Richardson
Biscuit factory
Windy Hollow Biscuit House | Photo by Ryan Richardson
Biscuit factory
Windy Hollow Biscuit House | Photo by Ryan Richardson