Wednesday, January 21, 2009


The Shed is a new restaurant in the new Glenwood development in Grant Park. The other night Stacey and I were searching on line for a restaurant where we could use a coupon gifted to us at Christmas. We came across The Shed, we had never heard of it before and really didn’t know what to expect. The menu looked good on the net so we thought we would give it a try. I’m glad we did. It turned out to be a great meal and even before the coupon discount it was priced right. So many times we eat at a place that cost the two of us about $100 - $125 with tip and it’s just to much money. Before the coupon the total was $80 and that was with drinks and lot’s of food.

We had five plates between the two of us and two drinks each. We started with grilled Octopus with a smoked paprika olive oil, fried scallop sliders with a smear of some kind of fancy mayo and jalapeno slaw and chicken liver/bacon bruschetta. Except for the Octopus, which was good I just wanted a little grilled crispness to it, this was really good food. I was excited about the Scallop sliders and they lived up to expectations. I have never seen or heard of this dish, but I’m willing to bet you will see it on a menu soon. The chicken live pate was country style, big and chunky, very good.

After those three dishes we order more drinks and we ordered the iceberg wedge with Point Reyes blue cheese and bacon. We also had the steamed mussels in white wine and a garlic cream sauce and fries. Both of these were really good as well, my only complaint was the bacon was inferior, there is just to much good bacon out there these day to not serve the good stuff. This was a good meal and a good deal and I can’t wait to get back.

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