Archive for July, 2011

Jul 30, 2011

Farmstand Brunch at Communal!

There’s been a lot of talk about the farmstand donuts featured on our brunch menu lately.  Today we’re serving them with a maple glaze and don’t expect them to last long so you’ll want hurry in while you’re downtown.  Our brunch menu pays homage to the local summer harvest and we can’t wait to share these treats with you.


Today’s brunch selections:

  • eggs Benedict
  • house blt – house baked bread, house smoked bacon, Jacob’s Cove heirloom tomatoes, lettuce
  • summer squash frittata – Clifford Farm eggs, summer squash, onions, peppers, arugula and heirloom tomatoes
  • blue bacon burger
  • farmstand donuts with maple glaze

And, of course, you can also order from our everyday breakfast menu.

Communal brunch features:

Saturday brunch: 9 am – 2 pm

Reservations are always a good idea.

Written by:
Julie Dayley

Jul 29, 2011

Come One, Come All To An Heirloom Tractor Raising!

One of our favorite local farms is Clifford Family Farm. We love our weekly crosstown delivery of eggs, honey and greens. We also love throwing down for a good cause and are excited about a fundraiser to help Julie and Rich buy a tractor to work their expanding farm. Anything to help them produce more fresh, local products for us to partake.

what's more fun than a tractor?

Come join us for dinner at the Clifford’s place as the chefs from Pizzeria will work their pizza oven voodoo for you.  Pizzeria 712 will be closed just for dinner on this special night.  We will also serve a roasted Clifford farm pig along with other farm fresh goodies.

Tickets for the fundraiser are $10 per person when purchased in advance and $20 at the event– but feel free to donate as much as you would like to the cause.


Clifford Farm Fundraiser

  • Where:  Clifford Farm, 1730 S. Geneva Road in Provo ( across from the Cherry Hill Barn )
  • When:   Monday, September 5, 6 – 8 pm
  • Cost:     $10 per person


Written by:
Julie Dayley

Jul 26, 2011

August Instructional Dinner

We’re looking forward to our next Heirloom instructional dinner to be held Monday, August 8, at Communal in Provo. Once again Pizzeria 712 executive chef, Taylor Mason, will be putting together a truly unique evening. We have this directly from Taylor:

I would like to invite everyone to my monthly instructional dinner, Monday, August 8. The class is suited for anyone with even the slightest interest in food. The evening is broken into two parts: the talking part and the eating part. I attempt to create a multiple course meal focusing on seasonality; I share insight on the sourcing, preparation, and finishing of the meal; then we all sit down together and partake. My goal in all of this is to eliminate the smoke and mirrors of cooking, with all my focus being on the fundamentals.

Taylor prefers to maintain a cozy, intimate feel at each instructional dinner so space is always limited.  Call soon to reserve your spot and please enjoy these lovely photos of a recent instructional dinner club.

Instructional dinner at Communal

  • Monday, August 8
  • 6 – 9 pm
  • $55
  • Call  Pizzeria 712 to reserve your spot!

Jul 22, 2011

New to Provo: Yoga Underground

Standing and looking out at Provo’s Historic Downtown with hands at heart center and sweat dripping down each of our faces was part of a noon Yoga practice that left us feeling more awake, balanced, and content for the rest of the day.

The perfect escape from the stress of work and other daily distractions, Yoga Underground started in Provo in early spring of this year. Located on the top floor of the United Studio of Self Defense on Center Street, this new yoga studio is the only one in downtown (it’s just around the corner from Communal) and offers a variety of class levels. These are all based on the traditional Ashtanga yoga practices but with a bit more of a workout aptitude.

Because of the location, it’s the ideal place for both students and professionals to take a break from class or work and enjoy an invigorating experience. Your first class is free so take a look at the schedule and try attending a class to see how you like it!

Find them here


Written by Anna Jube

Jul 20, 2011

What To Wear To A Tractor Raising?

Yes, it’s not every summer’s eve we have the chance to help raise a tractor while dining al fresco in Provo’s farm country. We should discuss what we’ll wear, what to bring, and if we need a tool belt or will a small handbag suffice? We have some suggestions from Taylor Mason.

Taylor visited the Clifford Farm recently and discovered that with a high water year comes abundant mosquito hatchlings out towards Utah Lake.  Bring your bug spray and we’ll have extra on site as well. Perhaps lightweight long sleeves, pants and shoes rather than sandals would be a good idea.

Definitely prepare for a fantastic time of touring the Clifford Farm and visiting with neighbors and friends while feasting on our wood fire pizza, roasted Clifford Farm pig and other delectable harvest inspired dishes.

Don’t miss out on this special event.  Get all the details and purchase your tickets for the Heirloom Fundraiser for Clifford Farms!


What do you wear to a farm dinner?

Jul 18, 2011

Catering Co. Serving It Up Heirloom Style!

The Heirloom crew put together an amazing private luncheon at a home in Orem recently.  The incredible residence, with it’s breathtaking views of the valley, provided an amazing venue for the 300 guests who enjoyed the menu of:

  • mixed greens, grilled peaches, shaved fennel & hazelnut vinaigrette
  • roasted pork loin with apricot & fennel relish
  • fresh seasonal fruit
  • pita with house made hummus
  • leek, tomato & Rockhill Creamery gruyere tart
  • crostini, hand pulled mozzarella, basil & olive oil
  • gougere steak sandwiches, pickled onion, lettuce & aioli
  • strawberry clouds
  • profiteroles, passion fruit cream & mangos
  • chocolate shortbread

We would like to share these photos from the event.  Contact our catering team for assistance planning your next event.



~ photos by Alyssa Vincent

Written by:
Julie Dayley

Jul 16, 2011

Stop In For Brunch Before Hitting The VW Classic!

You’ll need plenty of fuel in the tank before you hit up Bicentennial Park in Provo today for the Wasatch Classic VW show so give yourself time to drop by Communal for brunch.   And did you know our everyday breakfast menu now features potato pancakes, Christiansen Farms pork chop breakfast and cheese blintzes? Please stop in today to see what else is new at Communal.


Our brunch selections this week:

  • country fried chicken, eggs,  home fries 11
  • eggs benedict home fries, salad or fries 11
  • croque madam 6
  • waffle with summer berries 8

And, of course, you can also order from our everyday breakfast menu.

Communal brunch features:

Saturday brunch: 9 am – 2 pm

Reservations are always a good idea.

Jul 12, 2011

The Local Ripple Effect!

Our friends at Christiansen Family Farm posted an excellent article on their blog today and we would like to share this look at the benefits of supporting a local farming network.  We hope all can fully appreciate the far reaching benefits of choosing  bacon, sausage and other food produced close to home. Check out the Local Ripple and help spread the love of local.


live it

Written by:
Julie Dayley

Jul 09, 2011

Pine State Biscuit Returns

We just got off the chef hotline and have the scoop on this week’s brunch “voodoo specials“.  We’re happy to let you know that the delicious and somewhat decadent delight, the Pine State biscuit, makes it’s triumphant return to Communal brunch.  Inspired by it’s namesake restaurant of origin,  Pine State Biscuits, our take on this tasty sandwich mimics the original.  Imitation is the finest form of flattery in this case.

Our brunch selections this week:

  • eggs Benedict with home fries , fries or salad 11
  • brunch burger home fries, fries or salad 12
  • Pine State biscuit sandwich with housemade bacon, fried egg, cheese, fried chicken & sausage gravy 11
  • waffle with raspberries 8


And, of course, you can also order from our everyday breakfast menu.

Communal brunch features:

Saturday brunch: 9 am – 2 pm

Reservations are always a good idea.

Written by:
Julie Dayley

~ photos by Alyssa Vincent

Jul 08, 2011

Another Fantastic Evening at Communal!

Monday the 27th of June, Communal had the privilege of hosting an album release party for Lalage in collaboration with the Provo Orem Word. Performing were Lalage, the talented duo of composers Christian Asplund and Lara Candland; Steven Ricks; and Firecreek Ensemble, made up of Jay Packard, Larry Green, and Logan McKinney. It was an evening of delicious food, beautiful music, and mingling with wonderful people. Thanks to all those who came and celebrated with us!


~ photos by Alyssa Vincent

Written by:  Anna Jube