REVIEW: The Shed at Glenwood, Atlanta GA
By the time we arrived, it was hot as blue blazes and we were still in a whirlwind from walking around the very crowded Krog Street Market. We were looking for somewhere we could eat and relax while getting a chance to cool off at the same time. The Shed at Glenwood was welcoming right from the start and we were quickly seated and greeted by Matt, our server, who promptly provided us with some refreshing beverages.
I have been hearing some really good things through the foodie grapevine about the Sunday brunch and was so excited to see what all the fuss was about. For those of you who have been reading our blog for some time, you know we are especially skeptical when we hear good things. This is probably because we seldom find them to be true. The Shed at Glenwood though, met and exceeded our expectations!
For starters, we began with the Pastry Basket. What can we say but DEE-licious. I especially enjoyed the house biscuit with the jam. Not sure who they have back there cooking up biscuits, but they know how to do SOUTHERN biscuits right! Just flaky enough and it’s not falling apart. Perfect!
For brunch, Melanie ordered Scrambled Eggs with Grits. Matt, our server, informed us that the grits came from Ellijay. You have to love the effort that goes into this farm-to-table movement! Another pleasant surprise was that these were yellow grits versus standard white grits. YUM! She also ordered the Mixed Fruit and was delighted to find mango featured prominently!
I went way off the reservation and got the Shed Benedict, which features Eggs Benedict topped with lump crab meat and Hollandaise sauce. It’s accompanied by a generous portion of roasted potatoes and I also placed a side order of chicken sausage. I asked if they made the sausage and Matt told me the sausage actually comes from The Spotted Trotter at Krog Street Market.
I may have felt guilty for indulging, but that was soon replaced by the pure heaven of what I was eating. I’m normally not a fan of poached eggs but the way this meal was prepared and coupled with baby spinach, the crab meat and the Hollandaise sauce – it was a superb combination that was a total home run. The potatoes were done perfectly, crisp enough for flavor yet not overdone and lightly seasoned to not overwhelm.
The chicken sausage was far too spicy for Melanie’s gentle palate, but I was totally enjoyed its kick and found it to be quite complementary with the other flavors from the Shed Benedict. I kept telling myself that I was going to save some for the next day, because the serving size was more than adequate for sharing, but couldn’t help myself from finishing up my protein fix for the day!
I cannot stress how comfortable the staff made us feel and how nice and relaxing the entire feel of the restaurant was. In addition to their large dining room, they also have a nice outdoor seating area that would be great in the evenings once the temperature goes down. We’re looking forward to coming back soon for dinner! Guten appetit!