Breakfast is over, but it’s not too late to swing by your local Tudor’s Biscuit World for a taste of the restaurant chain’s latest creation, “The Politician.” Tudor’s owner and former state senator Oshel Craigo invented the new biscuit sandwich, which features cheese, egg and fried bologna. He expects it will be a big hit.
“We sell a lot of barbeque bologna and hot bologna. We sell a lot of that, so we started working with this thing,” Craigo told me. “I think it’s going to be fun. I don’t know if it’ll replace our number one selling biscuit, but we’ll have fun with it.”
Tudor’s top selling biscuit is the “Mary B,” their flagship sandwich featuring bacon, egg and cheese. I’ll break with journalistic impartiality here and say the Mary B has long been my favorite Tudor’s biscuit, although I never knew how it got its name. Craigo filled me in yesterday:
It was named after Mary Beth Williams, daughter of Jim Williams, the banker who gave Craigo his first business loan. Mary Beth was a Tudor’s regular and got the same thing every time she ate there: a biscuit with bacon, egg and cheese.
“The guy working in there said to her, ‘We’re going to have to name the biscuit after you or the Pepsi guy. You all order the same thing every time you get a biscuit,’” Craigo said.
Hearing of the exchange, Jim Williams called his friend.
“He said ‘Osh, if you’re going to name a biscuit after somebody, a Pepsi guy or my daughter, name it after my daughter.”
In other, non-biscuit news:
- Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., plan to sponsor legislation that would limit the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s authority in the coal mine permitting process. As Dave reports in today’s paper, the bill would take away the agency’s ability to retroactively veto mine permits and would gives states the final say in setting standards for issuing permits.
- As the Associated Press reports, technical errors led Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to veto a recently-passed bill requiring state health care workers to wear identification badges while on the job.
- Charleston lawyer Nick Casey will hold a press conference this afternoon, presumably to announce his candidacy for the 2nd Congressional District. In related news, Young Democrats of America president Rod Snyder also is considering a run for the seat.