Foodie Friday: Brunch Eats In Grant Park

Brunch is the new black.

 

Brunch is the sweet spot that isn’t quite breakfast but its early enough count as a “lunch” and leave you full until the late evening. Brunch is an experience; the sweet and savory dishes, the bottomless mimosas and the ambiance reel you in all while soothing your soul.  When looking for a new restaurant to try for bunch, it’s best to check out their menu beforehand. Outside of the standard chicken and waffles or shrimp and grits, you want to see what options they have that would make your dining experience that much better if you don’t choose an old faithful to fall back on. Oh, bottomless mimosas, this has to be a thing.

There have been a few places to try on my brunch list and I finally had the absolute pleasure of catching brunch at The Shed at Glenwood.  It’s located in Grant Park and they describe themselves as a casual concept with serious food. Their menu is a constant evolution of fresh seasonal fare with integrity driven ingredients and their brunch menu changes slightly but their staples are a mains stay. I ordered the Shrimp and Grits but these weren’t just any shrimp and grits. It was a bowl of spices, textures and the most succulent shrimp I’ve ever tasted. The shrimp were topped with chrizo, pico de gallo and the most southern part of this dish was the incorporation of pimento cheese.

Adobo shrimp, chorizo, pic de gallo, pimento cheese grits
Shrimp and Grits

The grits were exceptionally creamy and all of the flavors just worked. This dish was surprise because I wasn’t sure how I would like the pimento cheese flavor. My drink of choice was the Peach Bellini, so light and very refreshing.  They do offer bottomless mimosas for $17, however, I was dining alone and it wouldn’t have been the best option. What I loved about this brunch experience was a dessert offer. The Warm Apple Cobbler topped with Lemon Honey Ice Cream and Walnut Streusel was a home run. The ice cream wasn’t too hart and the soft apples with the walnut steusel was the perfect compliment.

Topped with honey lemon ice cream and walnut streusel
Warm Apple Cobbler

I thoroughly enjoyed the brunch experience at The Shed at Glenwood. It’s a place that I’ve added to my brunch list. This is a definite recommendation to forge it alone or go with a brunch crew. There is something for everyone and the price points are great for the fresh food you receive. Give The Shed at Glenwood a try this weekend, you won’t be disappointed!