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NV Biscuits Closes for Remodel

Overwhelmed by the demand from diners hungry for down-home Southern comfort food, owners Curtis and Tara Lindley have closed their brand-new eatery just a week after it opened. They anticipate reopening in about a week with more food storage.

If you're on your way to newly-opened , hold your horses: It's now newly-closed-but-soon-to-reopen Napa Valley Biscuits.

Overwhelmed by the demand from diners hungry for their down-home Southern comfort food, owners Curtis and Tara Lindley have shuttered their Southern-style eatery just a week after its long-anticipated opening, in order to remodel and make room for additional refrigerators, frying equipment and food storage.

"There's been a crazy demand for what we have to offer," chef Curtis Lindley said Saturday at 2:30 p.m., after the restaurant had closed for the remodeling project.

The couple's business plan had anticipated 100 customers a day, but Lindley said they were seeing twice that number at lunch alone and running out of food from their single two-door refrigerator.

"I went through five gallons of gravy today," Lindley said. "I got tired of telling people I have to close early."

Lindley said he is meeting with his architect and landlord to work out additional food storage capacity, and the couple are ordering extra equipment.

The remodeling project will include "table improvements" to provide more seating, Lindley said.

The urgent need for an immediate remodel is "scary," Lindley admitted, but the fact that it arose from overwhelming community support is encouraging.

"I didn't doubt myself, but I was a little more humble than I should have been," he said.

Watch Napa Patch for an update on the reopening of Napa Valley Biscuits, which in its first week out has won raves from locals like Rob 'DJ Rotten Robbie" Doughty, who describes the food as "exquisite."

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Doris Gentry March 11, 2012 at 03:14 AM
Drat I am meeting my girlfriend there next week - double drat - closed before I got to try it - grrrr - but hey - good for them - yeah
Mike Treleven March 11, 2012 at 03:36 PM
I'm so lucky to have enjoyed NV Biscuits last Thursday afternoon. Curtis' (the owner) wife (Tara) said he had been there since 3 a.m. making biscuits that were literally flying out the door. Customers were buying them by the dozen for take out, according to Tara.
V_Therese March 11, 2012 at 07:02 PM
I was turned away last Tuesday at lunchtime -- I will be back, though, and I can hardly wait...
Sheree Sherman March 12, 2012 at 03:25 AM
We are there last week as well and they were so kind and the food was great! congrats on being so busy!!
Becci March 17, 2012 at 12:39 AM
Hmmmmm, well I think the food is just ok. There is another restaurant in town that has biscuits to die for. I have eaten here twice and was disappointed both times. But once they reopen I will give it the third time is a charm try, hopefully the chili and cornbread will be the ticket....but good luck no matter what.
Rose Owens March 17, 2012 at 06:41 AM
I'm very pleased with Biscuits! The staff is extremely friendly, the food is scrumptious, and the ambience is perfect; very Southern-casual and relaxed. Can't wait 'til you guys open again-- more sweet tea!
Louisa Hufstader (Editor) March 17, 2012 at 02:44 PM
The latest on their Facebook page is that they're reopening Tuesday, March 20.

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