Friday, August 20, 2010

Tin Shed Garden Cafe

1438 NE Alberta
Happy Hour 3-6 p.m. (I would double check the time on this--not listed on the website)

For her birthday celebration my co-blogger (a.k.a. Happy Hour Queen) wanted to do the impossible. She wanted to hit four different happy hours in one night. It can't be done, I thought to myself. Consulting the internet, she carefully planned out four happy hour stops on Alberta street. Unfortunately, things didn't go according to plan and we were only able to actually attend three happy hours (which was a new record--previously our happy hour record was only going to an afternoon happy hour and staying so long that we were there for late-night happy hour).

After successfully going to our first two places, the next restaurant had erroneous happy hour information on their website! This setback resulted in an unplanned ice cream and doughnut stop, which replaced our third happy hour stop. We were eventually able to make it to a late night happy hour at our fourth stop, but our four-in-one-night happy hour goal has not yet been achieved.

That being said, our first stop was a fun one! Tin Shed Garden Cafe was the perfect start for our birthday celebration. I started with their daily cocktail special ($5) which was a mixture of cranberry, lime and tequila. I wasn't a huge fan of it, but it was drinkable.


We also ordered the skinny dip, which was a fancy artichoke dip ($5). This was so good. In fact, it was so good we had to order another one. The bread that it came with was perfect (I hate it when the bread is too hard or crunchy). The artichoke dip had lemon, garlic, and parmesan cheese.


Other orders included the Tin Shed Nachos ($5). These were really good, too, but the chip to cheese ratio was a little off. We asked for more chips which were happily given to us. I would definitely order these nachos again, and it was nice that they were vegetarian since the birthday girl doesn't eat meat. Another order was the Berry Garcia ($4). This was a quesadilla with a lot of interesting things in it, including a sweet berry jam. It was unusual, but it worked.

Service was great. Waters were refilled multiple times and we were checked on regularly. They even told the birthday girl they hoped she had a fun night!

Food: Exceeds
Drink: Meets
Service: Exceeds
Ambiance: Meets
Value: Meets

--E

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