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Your Menu Faves Revealed

by admin on Monday, November 11, 2013 · 13 comments

in Fun Stuff,Promotions

In October, we asked you to vote for your favorite recipe in 13 different menu categories so we could feature the winners on our February 2014 menu. Well, your votes have been tallied (there were so many!) and our February menu is taking shape!

Drumroll, please…. Along with many of our regular favorites – like the fresh produce on our salad bar and steaming baked potatoes – your votes determined the following dishes you want to be featured this February:

  • The Souped Up Skirmish Winner: Broccoli Cheddar Soup
  • The Signature Soup Scrimmage Winner: Chicken Pot Pie Stew
  • The Classic Tossed Salad Tournament Winner: California Cobb Salad
  • The Signature Tossed Salad with Fruit Tussle Winner: Smoked Turkey & Spinach Salad
  • The Deli Salad Decision Winner: Sweet Tomato Basil & Mozzarella Pasta
  • The Classic Muffin Matchup Winner: Spiced Pumpkin Muffins
  • The Fruit Muffin Face-Off Winner: Tangy Lemon Muffins
  • The Marinara Pasta Prizefight Winner: Garden Veg with Meatballs
  • The Cream Pasta Contest Winner: Four Cheese Alfredo Pasta
  • The Classic Focaccia Bread Battle Winner: Bruschetta Focaccia
  • The Signature Focaccia Feud: Buffalo Chicken Focaccia
  • The Sweet Tooth Showdown: Chocolate Lava Cake
  • The Weekend Special Showdown: Grilled Cheese Focaccia & Creamy Tomato Soup

Thank you to everyone that voted and shared their menu faves with us – we loved hearing all of your opinions! Tell us in the comments below – did your favorites make this year’s winning list?

*All menu items may not be featured through the month of February or in all locations. Availability dates of all featured items will be announced by February 1st, 2014.

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Darcy corella Monday, November 11, 2013 at 6:42 pm

Very very very very Very disappointed, that lemon cream pasta did not win!!!!!!!!!…that is probably the only reason I would visit!!!! Also don’t like the way you did the voting this year!!!! Half the time I was not able to vote and when I did, not sure if it went through!!!


admin Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 8:35 am

Hi Darcy – We are so sorry your favorite didn’t win. To be sure, all of your votes did go through, however, to submit your info to win our contest was only accepted on a 24 hour basis (which caused some people to have to vote). We still hope to see you soon to try our offerings!


Margaret E Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 3:31 pm

There’s always something in your menu changes that I enjoy and keep coming back for more. I’m glad you have some “regulars” like the broccoli salad, Chunky (now not so chunky) Chicken Soup, Chili (with some hamburger meat mixed in) — but miss the regular Cream of Mushroom soup. I think your heavy all-metal chairs will be too cold this winter to sit on! I’m also afraid that one of these days I will drop your heavy all-metal tray filled with my plate of food and drinks! Music could be a little less intrusive too. I’ll keep coming for the good food though! Employees are very friendly also.


admin Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 4:37 pm

Thank you for your feedback, Margaret. If you ever need help carrying your tray, just let one of our fantastic and helpful staff members know!


Dvid Allan Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 6:59 pm

I really like the Clam Chowder which I didn’t see to vote on…mostly like your specialty salads. Employees are very nice, but atmosphere could be improved on if you get quieter music. I always ask the cahier to turn it down. it would make it much more relaxing if this was taken care of.


admin Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 8:55 am

Thank you for your feedback!


Tracy Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 3:16 am

Soooo sad to see chocolate lave cake win. I am allergic to chocolate and that is all my local sweet tomatoes ever has for dessert besides ice cream. Whenever there is a new dessert it is for literally 3 days and my husband and I miss it every time!


admin Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 10:41 am

We’re sorry, Tracy. Be sure to “like” us on Facebook so you can see when we have upcoming dessert promotions to try something different!


Steve H Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 12:10 pm

Why even bother with votes? Winning items consistently have the highest fat content, or the most meat. I try to eat healthily and plant-based, which makes Sweet Tomatoes a pretty good weekly dining option 11 months out of the year. But not in February. And before “Admin” reminds us of this, I’m well aware of the lower-fat options offered in January (I believe I have it right).


admin Monday, November 18, 2013 at 9:20 am

Hi Steve – We are so sorry for your disappointment. However, we asked our guests to vote on their favorites and these were the winners. We hope that there are a few items you will enjoy in addition to our regular favorites that will be offered in February.


Beth Monday, November 18, 2013 at 7:27 am

I agree with Tracy. I can’t eat the chocolate lava cake either. I was really looking forward to something different. The lave cake is on almost every week. I wish the sweet tomato & basil mozzarella salad wouldn’t have won either. I can’t eat that either because it’s made with whole wheat pasta. I wish the seafood shells would have won. I am very disappointed in this menu. I would have also like the chocolate peanut butter cookie bars to be on this menu but that wasn’t even a choice in the voting. I hope they put it on anyway.


admin Monday, November 18, 2013 at 9:21 am

Hi Beth – We are sorry for your disappointment in our winners. Remember, we’ll ask all our guests to vote again next year – you can recruit your friends to get your faves to win!


Tyler Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 1:28 pm

I didn’t even know this is happening, but my favorite items made it on! Glad to see others love the chicken pot pie stew and the creamy tomato soup with the grilled cheese focaccia! Make sure to have the delicious biscuits over which to pour the chicken pot pie stew to make it a real chicken pot pie!


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