April 07, 2015

A couple weekends ago, Stefan took me on a hot date to Baked! I had wanted to go for a while, so it was really exciting. (as you can tell by the 1,000,000 pictures we took) The atmosphere is really nice - cozy but open, clean and simple. Their chalkboard signs on all the walls are super cute, but I think those soup cauldrons stole the show for me.

* PSA - We almost left right after we walked in because we immediately read a sign about bottomless sourdough french toast and pancakes happening the next morning for breakfast.. But we decided to stay for dinner and go back for pancakes another day. Still haven't been back, if anyone is interested in a breakfast double date <<<

They offer a great variety on their menu, but it felt like because they are so new they have some kinks to work out. For example, they have Caesar Salads on their menu. But when Stefan wanted a side salad with his sandwich they said Caesar dressing wasn't one of his options. They only offered the potato salad, pasta salad, fruit salad or "green" salad with other dressing options for the sides. But we know you have Caesar dressing back there? Just pour it on his "green" side salad!? Then they had run out of the bread my sandwich typically used, so she offered me a few choices. But she straight up told me which bread was the biggest, so obviously I chose that? And some of the pricing got weird once you wanted to make combos and things.. I don't know. 

What I do know is that our food was gooood. I ordered the turkey pesto, and it was incredible. It had onions, tomatoes, artichoke hearts (not everyone's thing, I know - but totally my thing). I looooved it. And because I chose that bigger bread, my sandwich was massive so I took half home! I also had their yummy lemon meringue tart (YES YES YES) and Stefan loved his chocolate covered slice of cheesecake. He had the turkey sandwich with cranberry sauce and raved about it. At first we felt like the menu was a little overpriced, but once we started eating we realized how fresh and delicious everything was so we weren't upset about the prices at all.

PLUS! When we were almost done eating, one of the employees came over to check on us and offered to let us take a loaf of fresh bread home for free! At first I was all, "He saw me taking pictures so he knows I'm writing a review and he wants to butter us up!" And then Stefan was all, "I think they just give away their extra loaves at the end of the night." Oh. Either way... I loved watching their giant slicer machine slice that loaf right up. We took some sourdough home and it is the literal best sourdough bread I have ever had. It's the perfect toughness on the outside and the perfect softness on the inside, but mostly importantly it's not that sour - which most sourdough breads totally are.
If you're in or around Provo, put this one on your list! It's right across from the Shopko that just went out of business. In fact we walked over there after dinner to see if they had anything cool for 99% off, but the only semi-quality items left were dozens of coffee makers and wine glasses.. hm. Good luck selling all those. 


Stefan Van De Graaff said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I really really really like sourdough bread.

Nathan said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Stefan seems to be saying, "It is, so choice." Name that flick.

Erin van de Graaff said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Stefan wouldn't accept me as his wife if I didn't know all the major Ferris Bueller quotes!

allielcox said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

umm i am the worst at blogging and keeping up on blogs. but! ummm HELLO delicious food. I would gladly double date you there. this restaurant looks like it's worthy of all the heart eyes.

Erin van de Graaff said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

hahaha double date me there! any time! seriously, i'm ready to go back asap.

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