The Tin Angel Cafe is all about local food, art, music, and community. An extension of owners Jerry and Kestrel Liedtke and Robin Fairchild’s personalities, the funky nook on the south end of Pioneer Park is, to say the least, an oasis.
In 2007, the trio left years of working for others restaurants to create something that embodied their collective vision. “We’re a bunch of bohemian weirdos that want a place for people to enjoy high-end food without it being pretentious,” Fairchild told me during an interview awhile back.
The food! ... Sweet angels sing. You really can’t go wrong as you steer through the menu. There’s the wild mushroom pappardelle, arugula & sliced beets salad, house-roasted duck confit tacos, and bread pudding, to name just a few of the must-tries.
While you dine, an eclectic mix of tunes comes out of the speakers. Take note of the monthly art exhibitions from local visual artists on the multi-colored walls. On Thursday through Saturday evenings, local singer-songwriters sing over your soup and salad. Tin Angel has it all.
It’s progressive, but not pretentious. It’s daring and delightful. Above all, the three co-owners want folks to have fun, because that’s all they want.
The Tin Angel Cafe // 365 W. 400 South // 801-328-4155 // TheTinAngel.com
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