There is just something about having a good local place to eat at, on your own turf, that gives you a sense of pride. I love having a good place to eat right near home. Half the reason I like local restaurants is the feeling of community and comradely I get when I eat there. The other half being I just like dang good food.
Station 22, the newest sandwich cafe at 22 West Provo Center Street, has stolen my heart because of both of these things.
There is a happy community vibe in their restaurant, and the food is unique and delicious. After going there a few times, I started following their tweets and status updates on facebook, because I love seeing their daily specials, example:
Asian inspired Wich'- Schezwan Pepper Crusted Ahi Tuna~ Ginger, Cucumber Slaw ~ Wasabi Garlic Mayo and all between a warm Ciabatta Roll.
Other days, stuff like this:
Today we are featuring our delicious Bratwurst; traditional German Bratwurst Sausage, Butter, Bacon, Beer Kraut, Whole Grain Mustard on a Sourdough Hoagie roll. Put your lederhosen on and come down to Station 22, to get in the spirit of Oktober!
Soups Today: Quinoa & Roasted Pepper Soup - Sharp Cheddar Chili.
Falafel special today! Made Egyptian-style with fried potatoes, eggplant, baba ganoush, lettuce, tomato, & our special sauce. Spicy or not!
Today is the Meatloaf Sandwich special! Meatloaf filled with cheddar cheese, wrapped in bacon & served with lettuce & tomatoes on ciabatta.
Battle of the Specials! New favorite, the ultimate Meatloaf Sandwich will be opposed by the Meatball Sandwich in a meaty battle of flavor!Don't they sound amazing? They look amazing too, check out their facebook album. My brother and I ran over the day they had the Ahi Tuna sandwich, and the following day we both woke up wanting another one. So good. Even if I don't have time to go in and get food, I am just happy to read the updates on my phone and know that somewhere, someone is eating well.
Most meals, after you add a side of beer-battered fries and fry sauce (which you should, because they are easily the best fries in the county), end up costing you around ten bucks. Typical, higher-end lunch price, I think it's worth every penny.
I also love that they have a salad bar, which is fresh and tasty, and has delicious dressing options. Reasonably priced at $3.99 for a large plate.
Other reviews of Station 22:
Utah Diners Guide
I love Station 22. But I guess I am pretty biased, I am a foody who loves sandwiches... I believe every sandwich should be a meal, and every meal a sandwich. And Station 22 makes good sandwiches. I am also just proud to say they belong in our Provo neighborhood. Read what they stand for in the "About" section on their website, and you'll feel proud too (I also like reading the little bit of Provo history they have written up on their napkin dispensers). I think whoever is in charge over there has done a good job at creating a cafe that feels like it belongs to the community, and that enriches the vibe of the city. The sign says “established 2011”, but the way it has nestled itself into Provo Center Street gives me the feeling like it should have been there all along.
Go visit yourself, and tell me what you think!