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The Shed at Glenwood: Cool Salads and Sweet Treats Mix with Traditional Brunch Fare

Nestled near the Atlanta Beltline in close proximity to EAV and Grant Park, The Shed at Glenwood has a stellar brunch menu with everything from cool salads, savory and sweet French toast, to traditional omelets, eggs, and bacon. Top it off with a specialty cocktail, bloody mary, or mimosa. Perfecto. Let’s jump into our culinary journey, come join us.

Starting with the Watermelon Baby Spinach Salad was one of the highlights of our time at The Shed at Glenwood. The crunch of the sweet watermelon combined with the slight spice of cumin in the dressing, and topped with the savory spinach, which was crisp and light. Sprinkle with crunchy sunflower seeds to all blend together; sweet, salty, light and fresh. Follow up the light salad with something sweet and savory, like the French Toast with poached pears. Light and fluffy, the bread was the right balance of sweet cinnamon, savory of the egg wash, and crunchy walnuts. Top it off with tart blackberries and warm, yet light maple syrup, and the savory crunch of the poached pears. The best thing on the French toast were those poached pears. Savory, slightly sweet, tender. Pro tip: drizzle the maple syrup directly on the poached pears. It could be a dessert itself.

After you’ve done all this, they also have some very good standard brunch and breakfast fare, like their southern chicken omelet stuffed with chicken, vegetables, and cheese. What made this dish was the side of Nashville hot sauce and some of the best roasted potatoes: salty, savory, right amount of crunch, but potato thick enough to enjoy on its own. We found that if you take some of the omelet, get some hot sauce on it, and then add a roasted potato it’s a fabulous bite.

Don’t forget to grab a refreshing cocktail or spritzer! We had one of the best summer patio drinks ever, a French 75 with champagne, lime, and a spritz of Gin. Something you could drink a few of that’s light, refreshing, tangy, sweet, bubbly, and so good. We also tried the Jungle Bird stuffed with house spiced rum, pineapple, lime and a beautiful pink color. This beauty was surprisingly tart but smoothed out on the end with the pineapple.

Next time you’re on the south end of the beltline and need a quick brunch, breakfast, or even lunch or dinner, get over to The Shed at Glenwood. You’ll be glad you did.

Bistro Off Broad: Big City Eats with Small Town Charm

A short walk from the downtown Courthouse in Winder is a small bistro that has big city eats, nestled in a charming small town. It’s worth the drive from Atlanta to peruse the windows of the small shops and stop in for Brunch at Bistro Off Broad. Great cocktails and sparklers, as well as delicious appetizers and hearty brunch items. Get your fork out, it’s time to take a food adventure with us.

The long bar invites you into Bistro off Broad and they have a serious wine, beer, and cocktail list, along with specialty brunch drinks. Focusing on brunch, we sampled the bottomless sparklers that included four unique mimosas and Bellinis. Get. This. When. You. Go. They were all worth a sip and it was so tough to pick one to feature, so decided to feature them all. Starting with the Raspberry Bellini, it was simply raspberry puree and sparkling prosecco that was refreshing and sweet. The Peach Bellini also combined a peach puree with the sparkling prosecco, but it turned out more tart forward and brought out the tart in the wine. In between the sweet of the two Bellinis were the Mimosa and the Poinsettia. The Mimosa had a good mix of orange juice and brut champagne, not too sweet, not too tart. The Poinsettia incorporated cranberry and brut champagne, as well, but the brut brought out the sweet of the cranberry, so it was more balanced. Take your pick, you won’t go wrong.

Once you move from the bar into the dining room, gorgeous chandeliers hang strategically over each table. They were the first thing we noticed! The second thing we noticed was the full brunch menu full of delicious eats like fresh salads, benedicts, hashes, biscuits and gravy, and everything you can think of you’d ever want for brunch. We opted for several dishes, apps, and sides including deviled eggs, wings, corned beef hash, farmer’s scramble, and Brussel sprouts.

For the apps, the wings were beautifully stacked and looked almost too pretty to dig into. You wouldn’t be disappointed though when you did because they were sweet, salty, fall off the bone good. With a sticky, spicy Asian sauce then slightly charred they had the right amount of sauce and meat. Followed that up by the Reuben Deviled Eggs that were some of the best we’ve had in all of Atlanta.  These beauties were delicately whipped savory egg filling topped with tangy onion and a meaty piece of corned beef. Underneath is a tart and tangy ground mustard that gives it a flavor pop at the end.

For the entrees, the corned beef hash combined real thick cut-corned beef, roasted potatoes, onions and peppers, topped by a runny egg. It was savory, sweet, decadent, salty, and we could go on! If you’re looking for a healthy option, may we suggest the farmer’s scramble with mushroom, corn, green beans, and scrambled eggs. Let’s not leave out the Brussel sprouts side. This is something that we always get because it’s a good food to add brightness and crunch to a meal and we could eat them every day. These were very good with the right amount of crunch, along with a smoky, onion, and savory bacon flavor. It was the right combination of flavors that we wouldn’t add anything to it! They do offer it with a sauce, but it was really good even with out it.

With that we’re throwing in the towel! Stuffed and happy. Isn’t that how all Brunch should end?

Park Tavern’s Easter Day 2019

Date: Sunday, April 21st

Time: 10 am

About:  A sold out traditional every year, on Sunday April 21, 2019, Park Tavern will host its next rendition of Easter brunch on its expansive patio overlooking picturesque Piedmont Park and the Midtown skyline. Ideal for both adults and children, guests are invited to enjoy an exuberant brunch boasting interactive stations including a Biscuit Bar serving flaky buttermilk biscuits with fried chicken, chef-attended omelet and carving stations, and a French toast and Belgian waffle station with the works.  Brunch goers will also be treated to a mouthwatering buffet featuring Eggs Benedict with candied bacon, blackened salmon over warm quinoa salad, Applewood smoked bacon, sausage, garlic green beans, asparagus salad with toasted walnuts and goat cheese, pastries, a dessert bar, and more. An annual favorite, a special appearance by the Easter Bunny will also take place at 12 p.m., which will kick off Park Tavern’s annual Easter Egg Hunt. Guests are invited to bring their cameras and take pictures with the Easter Bunny for free. New to this year, imbibers can enjoy endless champagne and mimosa offerings from 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. during Park Tavern’s VIP Champagne & Mimosa Easter Brunch experience. General Admission is $34.95 for adults, $14.95 for kids ages 7 to 12, and kids 6, and under are free. VIP Admission is $44.95.

More Information:

https://www.bigtickets.com/events/parktavern/Easter2019/

PARK TAVERN EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/7/19

Eastern Sunday, April, 21st 

Easter Brunch, Annual Easter Egg Hunt, and Easter Bunny Pictures at Park Tavern at Piedmont Park

A sold out traditional every year, on Sunday April 21, 2019, Park Tavern will host its next rendition of Easter brunch on its expansive patio overlooking picturesque Piedmont Park and the Midtown skyline. Ideal for both adults and children, guests are invited to enjoy an exuberant brunch boasting interactive stations including a Biscuit Bar serving flaky buttermilk biscuits with fried chicken, chef-attended omelet and carving stations, and a French toast and Belgian waffle station with the works.  Brunch goers will also be treated to a mouthwatering buffet featuring Eggs Benedict with candied bacon, blackened salmon over warm quinoa salad, Applewood smoked bacon, sausage, garlic green beans, asparagus salad with toasted walnuts and goat cheese, pastries, a dessert bar, and more.

An annual favorite, a special appearance by the Easter Bunny will also take place at 12 p.m., which will kick off Park Tavern’s annual Easter Egg Hunt. Guests are invited to bring their cameras and take pictures with the Easter Bunny for free. New to this year, imbibers can enjoy endless champagne and mimosa offerings from 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. during Park Tavern’s VIP Champagne & Mimosa Easter Brunch experience. General Admission is $34.95 for adults, $14.95 for kids ages 7 to 12, and kids 6, and under are free. VIP Admission is $44.95. To make reservations and purchase tickets, visit www.parktavern.com or call 404-249-0001.

PARK TAVERN PRESENTS ITS INAUGURAL ‘DOG’WOOD BRUNCHFEST

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/5/19

Featuring Mimosas, Bloody Marys, A Krispy Kreme Station, a Pup-Friendly Patio and Much More!

Saturday, April 13th & Sunday, April 14th from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Atlanta, Georgia – Art enthusiasts, brunch lovers and their furry, four legged, friends are invited to the first ever DOGwood Brunchfest at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park on Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Located in the heart of Midtown on the Atlanta BeltLine, the two-day event will feature an artist market with local artisans and crafters, including Billie Hillard, Maria Bruckman Art, Camille and Company, Ojen Atlanta, Daniel Curran, WeezieArt, Decorfiftyfive and more.

Hungry shoppers can purchase Brunch Bite Tickets for $7, which include access to a Krispy Kreme Donuts station featuring a fully loaded topping bar with whipped cream, strawberries, and chocolate; hearty breakfast bowls filled to the brim with scrambled cheese eggs, bacon, tomatoes and avocado on a bed of tater tots; chicken and waffles; Park Tavern’s signature raw oysters; and much more. Imbibers can also sip through the weekend with rosé, frosé, mimosas, Bloody Marys with cocktail shrimp, a wide selection of wines, craft beers and more. Park Tavern’s pet-friendly patio boasts plenty of seating in the shade, so guests and their pups can relax throughout the brunch-filled weekend. This event is rain or shine.

General Admissions tickets are available for $5 and include entry to the event.  VIP tickets are available starting at $140 for an eight person table.  For more information about the event or to purchase tickets, visit www.parktavern.com.

Photo credit: RSVP Atl

The Bloody Mary Festival Atlanta 2019

Date: Sunday, March 24th

Time: Noon

About: From Midtown to Old Fourth Ward to Decatur, we’ve scoured Atlanta for the craftiest and most creative Bloody Marys. We proudly present the SUNDAY FUNDAY PARTY of the year…The Bloody Mary Festival – Atlanta. Your ticket includes 2.5 hours enjoying ATL’s most delicious Bloody Marys, created by the finest bars & restaurants around. Also tastings from local food & beverage artisans, temp tattoos, photo ops, & more! You’ll enjoy Bloody Marys by Bab Midtown, Murphy’s, Coalition Food and Beverage, Hugo’s Oyster Bar, Another Broken Egg Cafe, Barleygarden Kitchen and Craft Bar, Savannah Bloody Mary Mix, Sister’s Sauce, Seaside Grown, Dantanna’s, The Barrelhouse, and Georgia Peanuts. Food and drink tastes from Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery, The Finnish Long Drink, Tiff’s Treats, Tequila Siete Leguas, Bogeys Beef Jerky, and more! General admission is $45 includes entry at 1 pm and enjoy unlimited samples and tastes, as wel as a vote for best Bloody Mary. Bloody Baller is $65 gets all GA perks plus one hour early and limited edition festival swag.

More Information:

https://www.facebook.com/events/379348566308319/