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January 31, 2011 at 11:19 AM

Geek grub alert: Biscuits in Amazonville

Enough about tech tax breaks. It’s time for a tech biscuit break.

That’s my opinion after checking out the new biscuit and espresso bar that Tom Douglas opened this morning on Westlake Avenue, in the shadow of Amazon.com’s new headquarters and just down the street from the Tesla dealer and Microsoft’s “touchdown space.”

It’s a little bar on the first floor below Serious Pie and next to the Soul Wine store. There are only a few small tables, but there’s a row of hooks below the bar proper for hanging laptop bags.

The place sells coffee, baked goods and biscuits — big, buttery square ones with jam, eggs or gravy. Or filled with fried green tomatoes, fried chicken or fennel sausage and pepper relish.

In other words, Douglas is putting the south in South Lake Union.

It’s a refreshing break from cupcake mania, although you may need to work at Amazon.com to start each day with a $7 biscuit filled with a truffled frittata, tomato, caper and arugula.

I may have to spend more time there, hanging out watching for Jeff Bezos, who grew up in Texas and probably knows a thing or two about biscuits.

Here’s the business end of the menu. I didn’t take a picture of my biscuit because there will be thousands posted soon by smartphone-toting foodies, on Facebook, Flickr and everywhere else.

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