Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Homestyle Restyle - Bob Evans TasteCasting #BEF

Last night the TasteCasters were invited to an evening at Bob Evans where we got to preview the summer menu before the public (summer menu is introduced to the public on May 14th). Like I mentioned in yesterday's post, (which was noted and linked on the Bob Evans web site), we were acting like a group of guerrilla marketers for Bob Evans.
The Bob Evans brand is strong, and the food is delicious. But in order to keep relevant, Bob Evans is undergoing a homestyle restyle, mixing new and even more delicious foods with a contemporary atmosphere.  The decor is restyled to be fresh and open, and they even have free wi fi.  These positive changes create quite an experience!

And what an experience we all had!  Bob Evans started with a sampling of their new appetizer line. So many delicious appetizers! I really liked the Itsy Bitsy Wildfire Pulled Pork Sandwich, the Loaded Baked Potato Bits and the Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Fries with Carmel Sauce. Oh yeah, they were as good as they sound!  A definite must try.  Some other yummy appetizers included Itsy Bitsy Sausage Sandwich, County Fair Cheese Bites and Wildfire Chicken Quesadilla.  All these appetizers would be great carry out on OSU football game days!

Just when we thought that was enough, Chef Brian came out with Bob-B-Q Baby Back Ribs and Oven Roasted Chicken.  The Meat is slow cooked to achieve maximum juiciness and the flavorings of sage, spices and brown sugar harmonized perfectly giving it the right balance between sweet and spicy.

The evening ended with Red, White & Blueberry Supreme Pie.  I was so full, but couldn't pass up the delectable dessert.  So glad I found some room!  The pie will become available mid-June when the berries are perfectly in season.

We left with a goody bag for participating.  What a night!  Bob Evans may be a chain, but they think beyond the box and provide innovation!  They really care about their customers and it shows with good food and great atmosphere.

1 comment:

Ali said...