Saturday, October 11, 2008
Today was such a beautiful fall day here in Minnesota that Adrian and I took a break from our weekend chores and went out to lunch with his wonderful parents, Myron and Maria. We went to a fun little place right on Lake Calhoun called Tin Fish. They make all kinds of fishy wonderfulness ranging from fish and chips to walleye tacos. The restaurant itself is really nothing more than a funky counter where you place your order and a bunch of outdoor tables clustered on a patio overlooking the lake. It's the perfect place to stop for a bite to eat while out for a walk or a bike ride around the lake. Adrian and I both had the walleye tacos with fresh salsa and we thought that they were wonderful. The crispy fries were well seasoned and the coleslaw had a tasty sweet-tart vinegar dressing on it. We washed everything down with fresh squeezed lemonade. We were mad with hunger when we arrived and we left with our bellies full and very happy. The Pavilion at Lake Calhoun (where Tin Fish is located) is such a great place to people watch. All walks of life seem to congregate there. There's everyone from blue haired old ladies in leopard print pants to young parents with their chubby babies to bald guys in flip flops who should have really kept their shirts on. There are plenty of dogs to look at as well. Everything from teeny weenie dogs to great slobbering bull dogs. Some people carried their dogs in baby backpacks and others were pulled along at a fast trot by their unruly beasts. We had such a fun time as we watched the wispy blue sky turn silvery gray with approaching storm clouds. All in all, it was a terrific way to spend the afternoon: Great company, great food and a gorgeous view.