In St. Louis, there are a few things you can always put money on. The weather will always change without notice. The Blues will always blow it IF they make the playoffs. You can always find a tweetup going on somewhere in the city.
This one, hashtagged as #tincantweetup, was at…you guessed it, The Tin Can. This particular establishment was the Morgan Ford location in South City St. Louis. It was a family friendly tweetup so the kids were out in full force. Special thanks to @Mugs13 for setting this one up. Quite honestly, when I walked in, I had my doubts as to the “family friendly” nature of the joint, but by the end of the night, no one was complaining. The floor plan is a little like a split level home. You walk in on the main floor where you’ll find the bar, some seating, the kitchen and a few arcade games. The lower level sports a pool table and bathrooms, while the upper level (which over looks the main floor) has more table seating.
What I immediately noticed about the menu was that it was Versa Dave friendly. Lots of fried, meaty, potatoey (I made that word up) goodness. I should preface by saying that we ate lunch at home prior to arriving because I had not planned ahead of time by looking at their online menu. I know better now. Since when has “already eaten” stopped me though. The kids were adamantly against eating since the bulk of their time was spent indulging in pool hustling and pinball (I’m tellin’ ya…watch out for the little one they call Dyl Pickle…she’ll rob ya blind).
I started the extravaganza off with a Tin Can special known as the Tator Tot Slop. As you would expect, this is a heaping helping of tator tots smothered in cheddar cheese, tomato, bacon and sour cream. I opted out of the sour cream (because I just don’t like it) and the tomato. I’m not a food critic and I don’t know all the good descriptive adjectives so I’ll spare you the pain and just say that it was pretty much amazing. I couldn’t have just tator tots…well, I could, but I didn’t. A pound of the Tin Can’s buffalo wings helped me wash it down. My friend @ladyquast and I have been on the hunt for St. Louis’ best wings and I think these ones just made it in the top 5.
Do you think I would stop there? If you think I would, then you don’t know me. Mr. @knquast decided he was going to get another pound of the wings as well as the G.C.B.L.T. Burger. The Tin Can menu describes this burger on their menu as, “We take our Grilled Cheese with its’ 6 slices of cheese, combine it with our BLT with its’ 4 slices of bacon, and throw a burger in the middle for good measure.” I can’t even begin to tell you how heavenly this creation is. Kevin and I split it…I wish we had gotten another one.
The rest of the time was spent stimulating my senses and sending me into an auditory overload of old friends and new friends. Between taking pictures of myself with all the ladies in the room, handing out quarters every 5 minutes to game starved children and discussing thoughts on prolific tweeters, I’d say the afternoon was a hit. It was the first time I had met @jvaragona and @citydiva…they’re both pretty cool and I can’t wait to hang out with them again.