The other day, while trolling facebook, a picture caught my eye. It was of a menu on a chalkboard sign. A menu for biscuits. I love biscuits. I had to know more.

IMG_8882This menu, which listed smoked gouda with prosciutto caramelized onions, and vanilla bean with lemon cream and boysenberry preserves, was of this weeks offerings from the new biscuit pop-up, Hello Nomad Roadside Biscuits.

After following all of her social media accounts, I learned that she normally set up shop out in West County, at either the Camp Meeker fire station or the Occidental Farmers Market, but she was going to be in Santa Rosa the next day. So in the morning, I bustled out early, urged by the desire for delicious baked goods and sought them out in the alley behind Monkey Wrench tattoo.

in alley behind Monkey WrenchI got both a savory and a sweet biscuit, and hurried home with a stamped paper bag to sample my treats. They were both amazing, but the combo of the vanilla lemon cream and preserves on the slightly warm biscuit was what sold me. I came back the next week, this time just getting the sweet combo (navel orange biscuit with honey cream and boysenberry preserves). This week, she was at Sonoma County Meat Company, and I quickly munched up a a delicious cheddar and scallion biscuit with mustard and SCMC bacon.

victoria in front of scmcHello Nomad is the brainchild of artist and pastry purveyor Victoria Wagner. She bakes buttermilk biscuits, fills them with amazing combinations at her home in Camp Meeker, then loads up the back of her car and sets up shop at various locations around the county. Her locations are advertised by social media. Once there, she sets a table out with coffee and props open her car’s hatch to share her biscuit creations. Victoria is a trained pastry chef, but has been working in the art scene in SF for the past several years. She missed the community of Sonoma County, and decided to start Hello Nomad as a way to bring people together. And I’m so glad she did, because I can’t think of a better way to spend my Wednesday mornings than gathered with people who love good food!

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