Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Highlight #179: Slider joy - Restaurant: The Shed

I visited the Shed for the first time last October, but failed to blog about it. This happens quite a lot and I've come to accept it. The job pays, blogging doesn't, so posts often have to wait and some are forgotten forever. I do, however, try to prioritize so the posts that do materialize are a little more special than "I ate this." By that logic, the Shed should have made it by any measure, because the food tasted great. So at the end of the day, I just failed. Period.

Determined not to let it happen again, I present to you slider night (Wednesday) at the Shed. We showed up late after wrapping up work at around 9pm and the room was still buzzing with energy. Maybe sliders are what it takes to keep the recession outside the door. Being so hungry, I barely looked at the menu before deciding on sliders of fried chicken liver and pork belly at $3 each. Despite the meager price, the portions were generous. Three largish pieces of fried liver almost overwhelmed the bun. Hot, crunchy, and livery, they were perfectly earthy with the caramelized onions. The pork belly slider had slightly less filling, but the pork was quite rich, so less was not a bad thing. I would have preferred it just a little less salty, but it was far from being way too much, especially when eaten with the right amount of bun.

I am ordering a lot of fries lately and the trend continued here. These were chubby ones and did the carb trick just fine. On the right bottom corner of this photo is the free popcorn that came before the meal. Free food with good cheap food, now that's generosity.

We really had no need for dessert on this weeknight, but J always asks to know what's on the dessert list for my benefit (good husband quality). When he heard Greek yogurt with honey, he wanted it. He is really a big honey fan. We both liked this light finish that balanced a mild tartness with sweet honey and dates.

Two sliders and a side for $10 will bring us back, that's for sure.

The Shed
75 Bill Kennedy Way
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 835-4363

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