Archive for 2013

Dec 31, 2013

A Look at Communal’s Special Christmas Brunch

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On Saturday December 21st, we enjoyed a wonderful brunch at Communal featuring local artisan bread, live music and an art show. It was the perfect way to bring in the holiday festivities. Thanks to the lovely local artists for showcasing your talents. Read more about the event here.

Join us for an upcoming brunch at Communal, served every Saturday from 9am-2pm. See the full menu here.

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Dec 24, 2013

The Winter Menu at Communal

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Winter flavors have arrived at Communal. Come in and enjoy a comforting evening meal. Featured in these pictures:

Roasted Mary’s Farm Chicken with Glazed Pearl Onions, Saisa Verde and a Radish Salad

Wild Mushroom Risotto featuring local Rockhill Creamery Gouda Cheese

 

See the full Communal dinner menu here.

Dec 18, 2013

Winter Pizzas

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Winter flavors are now being featured on your favorite pie. Come in and enjoy the best flavors this time of year has to offer at Pizzeria 712. See the full winter menu here.

Dec 17, 2013

Join us This Saturday for a Special Christmas Brunch, Live Music and an Art Show at Communal

Partake in the holiday festivities this weekend at Communal Restaurant. A special Christmas brunch will be served with live music and a local artists reception.

The Brunch, Serving from 9am-2pm
Enjoy special breakfast and lunch menu items featuring local artisan bread baker, Daryl Lee and his family of Fleur Bakery.

Few foods say community and hospitality like bread, few foods convey the global and the local like this staple—as ubiquitous and unlimited in variety as the geography and peoples of the world—and yet few foods are as unassuming and invisible as the staff of life. This Saturday, Communal will feature breads in its usual menu that capture the best of local ingredients and artisanal techniques for which we’re known as part of our holiday brunch. The breads come to us from Fleur, an upstart bakery here in Provo.

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Fleur’s crusty breads draw from European traditions, rustic baguettes, pain au levain (hearty naturally leavened loaves), ciabatta, dense ryes… They are the craft of a small family of bakers, Daryl and Mary Lee and their apprentice sons Theo and Cyrus. Inspired by breads encountered across France, Daryl began baking for family and friends many years ago (as stress relief during his graduate studies in French literature!). On his trips abroad Daryl tracks the best baguette de Paris competition, ferrets out new kinds of breads, and chats with bakers any chance he gets. As a sign of their seriousness, the Lees pooled their resources back in 2001 to build a wood-fired bread oven in their backyard, often commandeered to nourish the occasional neighborhood party. They have experimented over the years with long fermentation methods that enhance the flavor and preservation qualities of their breads, all made from the simplest of ingredients—flour, water, salt, and most often the local yeasts that animate their natural leavens.

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The Music, Playing from 9am-11am
Listen to live music from local artist Lawrence Green.

lawrence_green02Lawrence Green is fluent in many guitar styles including classical, rock, jazz and country. He earned degrees in music performance from Brigham Young University, Arizona State  University and is the author of several guitar instructional books. Born in Washington, D.C. in 1954, Mr. Green grew up in the Maryland/D.C. suburbs playing in rock and blues bands and also studying classical guitar. Mr. Green manages to keep all the guitar styles going: his band, Jerseystreet, plays at local and out-of-state venues.

Mr. Green performs as classical guitar soloist throughout the Intermountain area at such venues as the Temple Square Concert Series. He has performed with the Utah Symphony, Utah  Valley and American Fork symphonies, Tacoma Youth Symphony and is in demand as a chamber player.

 

The Art, Showcasing from 1pm-3pm
View and purchase beautiful pieces from local artists at an artists reception.

Andi Pitcher Davis’s annual art show will showcase works by Christine Armbruster, Paige Crosland Anderson, Kwangtae Kim, David Carter, and Adam Thomas. Come view their great pieces, meet the artists and purchase prints.

 

Can’t wait to see you this Saturday at Communal!

Dec 11, 2013

Bring in the New Year at Communal

Dec 10, 2013

Recipe from Heirloom Party: Key Lime Pie


This fall, Heirloom Restaurant Group employees enjoyed an afternoon at the park full of food, games and good company. Employees were encouraged to bring their favorite homemade dessert for a fun competition between co-workers. One of the crowd favorites was this delicious Key Lime Pie made by Candice, a server at Communal.

Pie Crust
16 graham cracker rectangles, crushed
1/2 cups melted butter

Mix ingredients together, press into large pie pan fully covering the bottom and sides. Bake at 350 degrees for 5 minutes.

Pie Filling
3 cups sweetened condensed milk
1 cups sour cream
3/4 cup lime juice
1 tablespoon grated lime zest

Stir all ingredients together and pour into pie crust.

Bake at 350 degrees for 5-8 minutes, until pinhole bubbles burst on the surface of the pie – do not brown. Chill pie thoroughly before serving. Garnish with lime slices.

This simple and delicious pie is sure to be a big hit at your next holiday party.

Dec 06, 2013

Win $50 to Mountain West Burrito; Plus Show Your Love For Burritos With This New T-Shirt


Hurry in to Mountain West Burrito for your chance to win a $50 gift card. Here are the details:

  • Do you have an amazing signature? We want to see it! Come in for a burrito and sign your name on our wall.
  • The coolest signature at each location will be chosen on December 15th.
  • The winners will be awarded a $50 gift card to Mountain West Burrito.
  • All Mountain West Burrito locations are participating. See store locations here.

      

We are also happy to introduce the new I HEART MWB T-shirt. Show the world your love for burritos with this stylish top. Shirts are now selling at all locations. Cost is $5 with a portion of all proceeds from the T-shirts being donated to the local food bank.

Come in for lunch or dinner to participate in these exciting happenings at Mountain West Burrito.

      

Dec 05, 2013

Waffle Love Joins Heirloom Restaurant Group


We are thrilled to announce a new partnership between Heirloom Restaurant Group and Waffle Love. This mobile food truck had been a huge sensation in Utah Valley since it’s inception in July 2012. They are now joining Heirloom to create an established location. Get ready for a brand new brick and mortar Waffle Love store right next to Mountain West Burrito in Provo.

Construction on the new store is starting this week and the grand opening is planned for January 2nd. We’ll keep you updated on the progress of the store. Would you like to be a part of this adventure? You could be the newest member of the Waffle Love team where you would be contributing to a more meaningful experience for co-workers and guests. If interested, email your resume and one thing that made this last week amazing to blake@heirloomgroup.com.

If you haven’t tried Waffle Love yet we highly encourage you to do so! Like them here to know what’s happening and where you can pick-up your next waffle.

Dec 02, 2013

Recipe: Communal’s Homemade Granola


Granola has so many great uses, simply add milk for a quick breakfast, use as a topping for many desserts or eat plain as a yummy on the go snack. Like nearly everything at Communal, granola is made fresh and in-house. Enjoy the following recipe from Communal for your own homemade granola. Go ahead and make a big batch; we’re sure you’ll find plenty of wonderful uses.

6 cups oats
2 cups almonds
1 1/2 cups coconut
2/3 cup sesame seeds
3/4 cup maple syrup
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 tablespoons warm water
1 tablespoon salt

Mix dry ingredients: oats, almond and sesame seeds.
Mix wet ingredients in a separate bowl: maple syrup, brown sugar, vegetable oil, water, salt.
Mix all ingredients together and spread out on a sheet pan.
Bake at 250 degrees for 24 minutes.

Nov 30, 2013

Today is Small Business Saturday

On the second day into Shift Your Spending Week is a day dedicated to supporting the local community. Small Business Saturday is all about getting out and seeing what local businesses have to offer. Through purchasing local, consumers are supporting owners who live in the community; they also help keep money right in our community. In a recent study, Local First Utah found that locally owned businesses in Utah return four times more money to our economy than national retailers. That makes a big difference for local jobs and Utah’s economy. Scan through your holiday shopping list and see what can be purchased from a local retailer or restaurant. With all the deals and specials, today’s a great day to start checking off that list. Stop by an Heirloom Restaurant during the day for lunch or dinner to take a relaxing break from the shopping on Small Business Saturday.