My son has developed an interest in jazz music and a friend suggested he consider lessons with Greg Gelb. When I saw that Gelb provided the jazz in the Sunday Jazz Brunch Buffet at Bogarts on Glenwood South, I made plans for my wife, son and I to go.
My plans included getting them to agree, but did not extend to making online reservations with the easy system offered by Bogarts. When we arrived near the noon time rush, we found lots of other folks had made reservations. However, they worked us in after a 25 minute wait. That gave us a chance to listen to one of Gelb’s sets.
We were seated in a booth and our server Amalia gave us a tour of the buffet of breakfast and lunch dishes. It surrounded the bar area. You can get made- to-order omlets, pancakes and waffles and could help yourself to biscuits, grits, shrimp creole, baked ham and more. There was a station for roasted carved meats. At the end was a table of desserts with fruit to dip in chocolate and a bowl of bananas foster.
I tried a ham and cheese omlet and later the shrimp creole. It was all delicious. My son had a pancake that they mixed fruit loops into and he was excited to watch them torch the multi-colored mini marshmallows on top of the pancake. He really enjoyed eating his pancake while listening to Gelb on saxophone. My wife liked her omlet and chocolate mousse. We really liked it and plan to go back.
The cost was about $17 each. The brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. You can make reservations online at Bogarts website.