The "little" in the name of Carrie Morey's first retail operation refers to the size of the biscuits, previously only available in frozen or dried powder form. But the adjective is just as apt when applied to the shoebox space on King Street that's now serving seven kinds of biscuits, pimento cheese sandwiches and grits by the bowlful.
Callie's Hot Little Biscuit, at 476 ½ King Street, measures 629 square-feet. The venue is so compact that Morey was forced to start opening sporadically more than a week before her announced grand opening, giving her crew time to adjust to the kitchen's dimensions.
The bakery is now sticking to a regular schedule of 8 a.m.-2 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. And while buttery biscuits are usually associated with the mornings after Dionysian nights, Callie's Hot Little Biscuit is also keeping late hours on Friday and Saturday nights: For revelers whose partying isn't complete without a blackberry biscuit spread with Carolina honey, or a black pepper bacon biscuit topped with chopped bacon and bacon gravy, the bakery is open from 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
Biscuits sell by the pair for $3-$4; "accoutrements" are 50 cents each. For more information, call 737-5159 or visit callies biscuits.com/pages/callies hot-little-biscuits.
Callie’s Carolina Honey is available at the downtown Charleston bakery.×
A sheet of black pepper bacon biscuits are ready to serve.×
Employees and guests share the narrow space on opening night at Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit at 476 ½ King St.×