Good gravy!

What: Biscuits and gravy sliders  

Where: Brunch 101, 68718 E. Palm Canyon Drive, No. 101, Cathedral City

How much: $15

Contact: 760-507-8464;

Why: It’s a great twist on a classic.

We’ve been doing Indy Endorsements for more than a decade now—but this is the first time we’ve ever endorsed a dish at the third different restaurant to occupy the same space.

In 2019, I endorsed the enchiladas de mole at Los Arcos Mexican Restaurant … then the restaurant closed (though a location lives on in La Quinta). A little more than a year ago, I endorsed the West African peanut stew at Salt Flats … and it closed.

Now comes Brunch 101. This concept seems to have staying power, so I have a feeling we won’t be endorsing dishes from any other places in this restaurant space for quite some time.

Brunch 101 offers exactly what one would expect: breakfast, brunch and lunch fare like omelets, Benedicts, sandwiches, salads and even a couple taco options. However, a lot of the dishes have a unique twist.

You can get buttermilk pancakes … or pancakes made with almond milk. There’s hash and eggs, but that hash is actually pork belly. And if you love biscuits and gravy, you’ll be happy to see them on the menu—but they’re presented as “sliders.” The buttermilk biscuits are the buns, and the sausage gravy is in between, along with eggs and peppered bacon. On the side is some delicious bourbon bacon jam and your choice of a side.

It was, in a word, delicious. The biscuits were fantastic, as was the peppered bacon. I loved the gravy, even if it was on the surprisingly sweet side—and don’t let that bourbon bacon jam go unused, as it’s arguably the tastiest thing on the plate.

Here’s to a long tenure at 68718 E. Palm Canyon Drive for Brunch 101!

Jimmy Boegle is the founding editor and publisher of the Coachella Valley Independent. He is also the executive editor and publisher of the Reno News & Review in Reno, Nev. A native of Reno, the Dodgers...