bakesale betty's rules
- swillbill Dec 5, 2005 02:23 PM
I just ate lunch from Bakesale Betty's. It was great. They are so nice and generous. Amazing sandwiches: Egg salad, and Fried chicken. The chx sandwich was awesome, it had fried tender white meat and some sort of cabbage slaw with excellent olive oil on a great roll. done deal. they also gave me a complimentary baked good. maybe cuz we ordered two sandwiches and a chx pot pie for later. while I was there they were taking the pot pies out of the oven and the whole place smelled so good. I was there at 11:30 sharp and the place was filling up fast. Betty was making each sandwich to order and I could just tell how much care was going into each one. Did I mention the delicious olive oil. Apparently they serve different sandwiches each day in addition to the fried chx. Unforunately they had no soup today which was actually one of the reasons I was there, having read the CH posts about it. anyway way to go Betty!
I, too, just had the fried chicken sandwich and was going to post...this beauty is practically football-sized. The oil-and-vinegar slaw adds bright flavor, rendering mayo etc. utterly unnecessary, and includes bell pepper, red onion and parsley in addition to cabbage. And the chicken tastes like bona fide fried chicken (bona fride?).
Apparently, the boneless skinless chicken breast is not inherently evil after all
"Betty" and her staff also deserve lots of credit for being incredibly welcoming and friendly to all of their customers even when they're really busy. No impersonal transaction here...they obviously love interacting with customers. It's one of the few places around here that reminds me of home (small-town Illinois). Of course, they don't make scones like that back there!
I concur about the customer service -- now I have to go back for the chicken sandwich.
I went for the Lamingtons, and ordered one, and then said "No, better make it two". The guy behind the counter asked why I changed my order. "Because my husband would never forgive me if they were yummy and I hadn't gotten him one."
So, he packaged up two for me, and then gave me an extra on the house, "that I didn't have to tell my husband about" -- said with a wink and a smile.
And they were so yummy I had to hold myself back from eating all three!