Saturday, August 4, 2012

Review + Giveaway:: Corner Bakery Cafe's BBLT + Arugula Salad

Recently Corner Bakery Cafe contacted me and asked me if I would like to try out their new BBLT (the two B's=double the amount of bacon!) and arugula salad. Even though I'm in Chicago and I see these restaurants all over the city, I've never actually been inside one. I was pleasantly surprised!


The decor is vintage and looks like they're trying to model the cafes of the early 1900s. However, the atmosphere feels more modern: it reminded me of a Starbucks, yet it had a full breakfast and lunch menu. People were reading books, on their computers, and simply enjoying their time at the cafe. I brought my computer and hammered out an English essay while enjoying my meal.


The BBLT was AMAZING! The lettuce and tomatoes were fresh, the bread perfectly toasted, and the bacon was delicious. But it was the salad that was the best part of the meal. I've never tried arugula before and assumed it was just a fancy word for lettuce. It's not! I don't know how to describe it, but it's more like an herb. Usually I'm not a fan of tomatoes, but I loved the tomatoes on the salad--they tasted almost fruity.


The meal came with a complementary piece of fruit or cookie. Because I have a  sweet tooth, I had to choose the Monster Cookie--a chocolate chip cookie with mini M&Ms on top! It was to die for.


Now onto the giveaway part: I was given four vouchers for a Corner Bakery Cafe free BBLT & Arugula Salad Corner Combo. Therefore, 4 of my lucky readers will receive one of these vouchers!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Let me know if you have any questions! This is my first time using Rafflecopter for a giveaway, so hopefully it'll all run smoothly. I will contact all the winners at the end of the contest and ask for their addresses to send the vouchers to. If there is no response within seven days, I will pick another winner.

Thanks everyone, and thanks to Corner Bakery Cafe for letting me promote their product!

*Product voucher provided by Corner Bakery Cafe; as always, all opinions are my own

14 comments:

  1. Oh, man! I wish I lived near one!

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    1. I know, that's the problem--not many people live near these awesome cafes!

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  2. thanks for the lovely giveaway Im not near one but my sister is! I hope I win this for her! Im such a cookie person so cookies is all I want!

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    1. Haha that's okay, the cookie was delicious! I don't mind people who are entering this giveaway just for that, hehe.

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  3. that cookie looks amazing!


    have a great Sunday! drop by nichollvincent.blogspot.com and say hi!

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    1. It was! I'll stop by your blog right now.

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  4. Stopping by from Comment Love Sunday! Great giveaway! While I don't have one in my city - I have friends that love this place! I would love to try Bacon Pimiento Cheese

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    1. Oooh the Bacon Pimiento cheese sandwich sounds great! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  5. Love Corner Bakery. One of the few quick lunch places my kids like, and I can get a good meal too.

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    1. They do have a lot of great menu items for kids, plus yummy things for adults too. I saw a bunch of families actually when I went in there.

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  6. I'd want to try their whoopie pies.

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    1. I didn't even see that they had those! Should've bought one, hehe.

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