About to celebrate its eighth year in business, neighborhood favorite The Shed at Glenwood has stayed true to its Southern roots, featuring traditional dishes with an unconventional twist. LC and I were invited by chef Justin Dixon to revisit this Atlanta staple.
The space is cozy and inviting, decorated with rustic wood furnishings, warm yellow walls, and blackboard menus. We perused the list of libations as we nibbled on complimentary popcorn. LC tried The Traveler made with Four Roses Bourbon, orange spice and ginger beer, while I ordered a Paloma with Mexican lime soda added for fizz.
Straight-up Southern snacks like pimento cheese with crackers are offered alongside appetizers like a trio of toasts with a variety of toppings. Once famous for its sliders, The Shed at Glenwood is now featuring oysters on the half shell.
Despite the chef’s recommendation of his popular deviled eggs garnished with steak tartare, we opted to start with the toast topped with two big scoops of fried chicken salad. Chunks of fried chicken, thick bacon, and celery held together with a copious amount of Duke’s mayo…almost too much of a good thing.
We also skipped the suggested kale Caesar salad in favor of the hearty “Pork n Beans”, a bourbon glazed hunk of pork belly, gloriously crispy on all sides, resting in a big bowl of stewed white beans. It sounds simple but it was perfect. I’m sure the pork entrée would be equally amazing.
We decided on two sides to compliment the pork belly, the dangerously creamy mac ‘n’ cheese and the crispy Brussels sprouts with a Thai vinaigrette. The sprouts arrived looking charred and crisp but perhaps they were tossed with the vinaigrette too far in advance, leaving them on the soggy side.
Our choices so far were heavy and we struggled to make room for sweets, but decided to share the butternut squash tart, topped with cranberry compote, and served with dark and stormy ice cream. It was like a preview of Thanksgiving! We polished it off along with a second round of cocktails.
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