• Restaurant Review: Buttered Tin

    by  • October 30, 2013 • Restaurant Reviews • 3 Comments

    On this dreary October evening, with our first *gasp* snow in the forecast, I am remembering a sunny Sunday morning about six weeks ago, lolling around on the sidewalk as we waited our turn at a quaint table at The Buttered Tin in downtown St. Paul.  Lovely wait and worth it!

    I had an ahh-mazing daily special hash with smoked trout in it.  I like my entrees a bit on the salty side and this fit the bill with the smoked fish.  My only bummer was that since they did not offer GF toast – BTW, I can understand a bakery establishment not wanting to whip out some frozen bread – that my plate looked a tad scanty, especially because all my non-GF friends were eating plates teeming with food.  It’s totally something psychological, as I had plenty to eat and was satisfied when the meal was done.  This became really clear to me when we went to Shish and they had subbed some fruit in for the toast (since they didn’t offer GF bread either).  It made me feel as a GF diner that I was not doing without (especially as I was still paying the same price for the dish).

    But look at this!  I can still taste it, weeks later.  It was incredible.

    Daily special hash with smoked trout at The Buttered Tin in St. Paul.  Read the full review on TwinCitiesGlutenFree.com

    Daily special hash with smoked trout. And! Served in a tiny skillet!

    We topped off breakfast with a cupcake.  🙂

    Gluten free carrot cupcake at Buttered Tin in St. Paul.  Read the full review on TwinCitiesGlutenFree.com

    Delicious carrot cupcake. I loved the frosting, the cake itself was a touch grainy.

    Looking forward to another brunch at The Buttered Tin very soon!


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    3 Responses to Restaurant Review: Buttered Tin

    1. November 3, 2013 at 6:47 pm

      This hash looks amazing, and the cupcake doesn’t look half bad either! Looking forward to visiting the Buttered Tin. Happy to have found your blog—I’m doing GF research for a trip to the Twin Cities next weekend!

      • Kelli
        November 5, 2013 at 7:17 pm

        Thank you so much for stopping by! You won’t be disappointed!

    2. Rosemary Evergreen
      November 8, 2013 at 1:07 am

      I think restaurants should sub potatoes, beans, fruit, or salad for toast or bread as a matter of course. A cafe we frequented in Tucson always offered a cup of soupy beans as one of the breakfast side options. Beans & eggs are great together!

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