Working downtown - some days lunch isn't always about what's going to taste the best or what I'm craving - but convenience. For me, Tina's is very convenient - it's about a 3 minute walk from where I work and it's busy but not so busy I can't get a table.
It's got an unassuming location on the corner of Central and 4th - across from Parker Flats and @5chw4r7z.
I started with the potato soup which I was told by the server is homemade by him every day! I feel horrible that I can't remember his name - but he was great. He was very educational about Tina's - he's related to the owner from what I remember. But the soups are all homemade every day by him.
The soup was creamy and thick and wonderful - I was very happy with it!
I had the ham & cheese on pretzel bread - which is one of their specials/signatures. It's a standard and nothing amazing - but I mean duh - it's ham & cheese. It is tasty and a definite comfort food.
My boss got the burger - you can get it with different kinds of cheese and it's actual cheese! Not processed slices! He did say the burger was overdone that day - not sure why - but not a great day for the burger. Usually it's a solid thing to order.
While I don't mind Tina's - it's never a place I choose. Not because it's bad - but I just haven't found something I LOVE. I try and get different things so I can find that thing - I just haven't yet.
If you haven't been and you're nearby - definitely check it out.