Not that there’s anything wrong with biscuits and gravy (in fact, there’s alot right with biscuits smothered with some beef drippings, fat and flour and what-not), but there’s quite a bit to be enjoyed when the biscuit is unadorned.
Biscuit au naturel, if you.
My favorite? Everson Roy Bar. Flaky, buttery soft center, with a slightly crunchy texture that almost tricks you into thinking you’re eating a really doughy (but good!) pie crust.
Plus, the biscuits (in part because they come sans gravy) pair beautifully well with some single malt scotch.
Nicks Cafe in Chinatown sandwiched between the Cornfield and LAX-C/Dogtown PJ’s, pull up a spot on the U-shape counter and rub elbows with lawyers, cops, and city workers. I like the Biscuits naked or with housemade jam (and they do a house salsa too). Love the food and ambiance. Cash only.
Does MB Post count? The biscuits are loaded with Cheddar, bacon, and green onion. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but @ipsedixit did ask for unadorned.
Gulfstream makes a solid plain biscuit, but you can only find them in Newport now.
+1 on Everson Royce Bar’s biscuit. That immediately came to mind upon reading the title of your thread. Doesn’t hurt that it’s also a great place to drink. The burger is great too (what a joke that it didn’t make Eater’s latest burger list).
Jameson Brown coffee spot has a savory biscuit with vegetable nibbits…flaky, buttery, and great with a house coffee black. I have no idea where they import them from…doesn’t matter to me as long as they don’t run out.