Back in 2005, long before I knew we’d be moving to Birmingham, I picked up my beloved Traditional Home magazine, the March 2005 issue and opened it up for a browse. This issue featured homes, gardens, and places to visit all in Birmingham. I quickly fell in love. I read every bit of the articles talking about Birmingham, loved all the homes, and had no idea that I’d be living here one day very soon. Turns out, it was the end of that year when we moved over here from Atlanta. Thank goodness I like to hang onto magazines. When we did decide to move, I picked the magazine back up and scoured that article over and over. One place that I decided I’d love to visit was this restaurant recommendation, called Bogue’s. It took me awhile to visit the original location, but I did when I was working a couple of years ago. We all went there for lunch one day. It was good Southern cooking. I sure was looking forward to the sweet rolls that were bragged on in the Traditional Home article (above) and wouldn’t you know it, they were completely OUT that day. That was the one and only time I had been to Bogue’s.
So, imagine my glee when driving down Hwy. 280 recently, I saw what was going in on OUR side of town but another Bogue’s, a tradition since 1938, as you can see from the sign. They cook up breakfast and lunch Southern style. Peter and I hit it for breakfast recently and were not disappointed.
We both got the veggie omelet with hashbrowns and biscuits.
It was all delish! We’ll definitely be going back. But the best part is….we ordered 1/2 dozen sweet rolls to go.
And it’s a good thing we ordered them first, because the waitress brought them out in a to-go box and told us that we got the last of the breakfast batch. There wouldn’t be anymore until lunch. We lucked out! And I finally got to taste those sweet rolls that made me want to check this place out when I was first reading that March ‘05 Traditional Home magazine. Sometimes a magazine article just sticks with you! If you get a chance, check out Bogue’s.
And yes, the rolls are heavenly, like homemade cinnamon rolls, definitely worth the wait. And they have a drive-thru, not that I'll be using that or anything. No, not me.