Best Of 2022

Best Biscuit Bounce Back

Boomtown Biscuits & Whiskey's Pendelton location
At the start of 2022, Boomtown Biscuits & Whiskey owner and chef Christian Gill announced he was going to have to close his flagship Pendleton location (there’s a second Boomtown in Union, Kentucky) toward the end of January. Citing “all of the surrounding circumstances that have plagued the industry over the last two years,” he said it was “untenable for us to continue in this environment.” Well, biscuit fans were having none of that, and Gill reversed course shortly thereafter, saying Boomtown Pendleton was staying open. A Facebook post on the Boomtown page soon read, “The outpouring of love and support from the community has been overwhelming and we are taking another shot to save the biscuits.” Now, the eatery says it is looking to implement a crowdfunding formula to support Boomtown and to let the public own shares.