Communal Restaurant GIVEAWAY

• 16 October 2009
































Two weeks ago I was invited to a luncheon at Communal--Provo's sister restaurant to the fabulous Pizzeria 712. I decided to make the 50 minute trek down from Salt Lake because I guessed it would be delicious, as I am already a huge fan of Pizzeria 712. But, little did I know that I would find myself there two days later, on my own dime, enjoying yet another fantastic meal. I'm officially hooked! Did I mention I am making plans to go back in the next week? :)

The restaurant is a lovely place to visit for a variety of reasons...let me name a few:

1. Cool location--I love it when old buildings are refurbished for modern use. Props Communal.

2. Open kitchen--you can see the chefs at work in the {clean} kitchen, and hear your steak sizzling on the grill.

3. Everything is fresh, inventive, and comforting...three of my favorite adjectives when it comes to food.

4. Gorgeous interior--colorful art, simple furniture and great lighting.

5. Pretty bathroom :)

6. And last but not least...these former Sundance chefs also worked in some of my favorite restaurants in San Francisco like Jardiniere & Le Petit Robert (where we ate for my oldest daughter's first birthday). I love a little San Francisco in Salt Lake!

Communal would like to offer one reader the chance to experience a world-class meal her/himself. For this giveaway a $40 gift certificate goes to the lucky winner. But for all of your sakes (everyone deserves to eat there at least once), stop by and see what the hullabaloo is all about with your own eyes (and taste buds). You will not be disappointed.

P.S. My favorites include the Seared Scallops in Brown Butter, Heirloom Tomato Salad & Butterscotch Pot de Creme. They are all not-to-be-missed!

Giveaway Guidelines:

- You have 5 days to enter this giveaway (closes Monday, October 19th at midnight).
- Make a comment on THIS POST to enter.
- One entry per person please.
- Anonymous comments will be ignored so make sure we know who you are!
- The winner will be chosen via random.org and then announced by Wednesday, October 21st.
- Winners, please respond by the end of the week to secure prize. Thank you~

183 comments:

  1. I would love to give this to my sisters.

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  2. I can't wait to try this out!

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  3. How did you know I was going to be in Utah next week?! I would love to try this!!

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  4. Oh, dear. Yes please! I would gladly make the drive for a great meal...

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  5. Right in my backyard. Love 712, cant wait to try their newest.

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  6. Yum, I'm always looking for a good non-chain restaurant in Utah

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  7. my good friend Abbie lives near there, I would love to win it for her!

    :)

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  8. so, this would be perfect for our next trip out there to see family...love it!

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  9. I live in Boston but have lots of Utah friends in case I win!

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  10. I've heard so many great things about this place! I've got to try it out!

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  11. Sounds tasty....definitely interested in trying it out.

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  12. Sounds like a wonderful spot!
    Can't go wrong with Sundance chefs! ;') Happy weekend to you ~

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  13. I cannot wait to try Communal as I, too, love Pizzeria 712. Pick me, pick me! :)

    ~Jenifer

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  14. I can't wait to go--I knew it would be worthy of all the hullabaloo!

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  15. Sounds yummy. We're always on the lookout for a new place to try.

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  16. Oh, I love a good (free ) dinner!

    count me IN

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  17. I love P712 and have been wanting to try the new place! This would be perfect.

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  18. That place is awesome! Count me in!

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  19. I'll be in Utah visiting my in-laws in December - this would be perfect for a dinner date!

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  20. I would love to try it out! It looks delicious.

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  21. So much fun, I've never really eaten in a place like that. I'd love to give it a try.

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  22. Hmmm.... I was stil debating the drive, but you got me with Pots de Creme!

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  23. Looks fabulous! Wow...my mouth is watering just thinking about it!

    thewrightlens.blogspot.com

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  24. oooh, I honestly live two blocks away from Communal and have been DYING to try it!

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  25. I would love to try it out! by the way, have you eaten at Zin Bistro in Salt Lake? I have heard such mixed reviews, it makes me curious!

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  26. If it's anything close to 712, I can't wait to try it out.

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  27. Did you say Butterscotch Pots Du Creme? Joseph is a dessert magician. I would love to win this one.

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  28. I keep hearing such wonderful things about this restaurant--I can't wait to try it! Thanks!

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  29. I just stopped by there yesterday and it was awesome. I'd love to go and eat something!

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  30. The butterscotch pot de creme is delish. My taste buds are happy that p712 and communal are so close!

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  32. Can't wait to try this place, I live in Provo and have driven by a few times.

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  33. I'll make a trip down to Provo for this!

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  34. Um...yes please!! I've been meaning to get over there to try this out. Looks delicious!!

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  35. We'll be in the area for Christmas and I would love to give it a try.

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  36. fingers crossed! second time's the charm, right?

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  37. I always love all your great suggestions and can't wait to try this one out. Recently tried Tulie Bakery and fell in love!

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  38. Yes please!!! This looks lovely.

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  39. mmm... looks delicious! a perfect utah date :)

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  40. I've heard really amazing things about this place from my brother. I'd love to go!

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  41. mmmm. looks and sounds delicious.

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  42. I would love to try this restaurant! I love 712!!!

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  43. This would be the perfect excuse to have to drive down to Provo, there is alot of fun places to go there!

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  44. Pizzeria 712 is the best of the best. I'd love to try another!

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  45. Ooh! Sounds delicious! We would love to try it out!

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  46. Looks fantastic...let me try it.

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  47. My sister lives in Orem. I would love to give them a night out. Now if I were only there to babysit...

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  48. Best restaurant in Provo, my husband and I have been a few times! But it is a little pricey for 2 college students, so this would definitely help us enjoy another amazing meal there!

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  49. Oh, I'd love to give it a try.

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  50. I kept my eyes wide for this new hot spot while in downtown provo but did not spot it. This winning would surely get me there!

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  51. I'm always on the look out for good eats!

    {persimmonandpink.com}

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  52. Oh pick me! This would be such a fun date night.

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  53. i'm in! i first tried 712 a few months ago and loved it - and this is the first I've heard of the sister location!

    we'll be up for homecoming in two weeks, so it'd be a spectac treat!

    thanks!

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  54. I live in SF but have lots of family in UT. I would love to go here when in town.

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  55. Ooooh. Pick me. It looks amazing.

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  56. What a fun date spot this would be! And local produce! Yum!

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  57. I love trying new local restaurants!! It looks and sounds delicious!

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  58. My husband and I could really use a night out, and this would be the perfect opportunity!

    Please pick me!

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  59. how exciting that Utah is finally starting to get some *good* food. Really, as a foodie I couldn't be more thrilled!!

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  60. I would love this - Thanks! ~Moby

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  61. I'm coming to Provo next month and I would love to try this place!

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  62. I've been dying to give Communal a try! Sounds great!

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  63. I live in provo and had no idea it exists! Looks fantastic!

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  64. oh p712! Delicious!

    hope I can try Communal too!

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  65. I can't wait to try it! Gift certificate or NOT!

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  66. Sounds wonderful. I will definitely have to try it out when I'm down in Utah next month!

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  67. I didn't know you were in Salt Lake City! This would be so fun.

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  68. I like to eat, so please pick me I will enjoy everybite I am sure! Just check out the interior design of the place ultra sheek! The food has to be amazing!

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  69. Umm I will in Utah soon and would LOVE to go here with my sisters!! It sounds wonderful!

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  70. oh.. i hear the heirloom tomatoes are to die for! can't wait to try it (whether i win or not!)

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  71. This sounds like the perfect gift for my sisters in Utah. I hope I win!

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  72. That would be the perfect gift for my husband who's finishing his MBA next week! Can't wait to celebrate!

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  73. I work right next door and can't wait to try this out!

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  74. I am pregnant and I'm pretty sure I NEED this!! :)

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  75. I have heard this place is amazing and I will be in Utah for the holidays, I would LOVE to give it a try!!!

    Sara G.

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  76. Mmmmm, my mouth is watering. I can't wait to try it out!

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  77. I've heard so much good about this place.

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  78. Oohh... sounds delicious! I've been eyeing that restaurant for a while now! Pick me!

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  79. i have heard it is fantastic! pick me!

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  80. Yum! I {heart} new restaurants!

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  81. I Love P712 and am so excited to try out communal!

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  82. I drive by this place everyday and can't wait to try it!

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  83. This would make a perfect excuse to celebrate my birthday next friday!

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  84. Was thinking of eating there on my trip to Provo next month. Winner or not, you made it sound like a must.

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  85. my older sister lives in utah and would love this restaurant (we both love 712) - i'd love to surprise her with it :)

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  86. Fun fun! I'd love to try it :)

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  87. sounds heavenly! i have a poor newlywed brother and sister-in-law that could really use this!

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  88. Oh Stephanie, I sooo want to win this one! Sounds so delicious!

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  89. i was too late for the other bloggers' communal giveaways so let's give it a try!

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  90. I would love to win this--I've been meaning to give this place a try!

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  91. This sounds and looks so amazing! I'd love to try Communal.

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  92. Fancy food in Provo?? I'll have to see it to believe it! :)

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  93. oooo i've been dying to try this new place!

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  94. I hope to win this for my daughter Hannah and her boyfriend Delaney. Hannah is a student at BYU. She is far from home (Mississippi) and her Mom wants to make sure she is eating well. My fingers are crossed!

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  95. Oh i Have been meaning to try this fabulous place! I too, LOVE pizzeria 712. My hubby works across the street from it and has been watching them get it ready for the past month.

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  96. My husband and I looove Pizzeria 712. We're dying to try out Communal!

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  97. love new eating places!

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  98. Yummy! I've never been to either place. Looks delish.

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  99. My mouth is already watering at the thought of enjoying a meal at communal.

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  100. My son and daughter in law are moving to Salt Lake City....this would be a great welcoming gift!

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  101. I'm always looking for a new GOOD restaurant...

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  102. would love to try the restaurant out when visiting our granddaughter!

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  103. Live right around the corner. Can't wait to finally try it!

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  104. Looks awesome. Thanks! danicanelson1 at gmail dot com.

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  105. I am in need of a delicious place to take my husband! Thanks for the great tip.

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  106. I planed on trying Communal eventually. A gift certificate would certainly motivate me! Thanks.

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  107. i am a huge fan of Pizzeria 712!

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  108. We love Pizzeria 712! Communal must be fabulous by association.

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  109. I have it on my holiday plans to dine there. Already a 712 fan. This has gotta be amazing.
    By the way, love what you do here on your blog.
    thanks for the continued inspiration!

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  110. OOOH! I drive past this every day when I take my husband to work. I have been dying to try it. I would be so exited to win!

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  111. I can't wait to try communal...I'm hoping they open for lunch soon!

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  112. I would love to try out this restaurant. They are close to home for me.

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  113. yummy, yummy and so close to home!

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  114. We're going to Utah in a few weeks and this would be SUCH a fun addition to our trip.

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  115. I'm going to Utah in a couple of weeks and I cant imagine anything better!

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  116. An evening out with the hubby would be nice. . .

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  117. I love Pizzeria 712 like I love my Kitchenaid. That's a lot. So I'm guessing I'll also love Communal.

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  118. I love pizzeria 712! One of my fav hot spots of the summer. I would love to try Communal, and I know just who I'll take with me!

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  119. This looks like the perfect place for my birthday dinner!! Yum!

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  120. That sounds fantastic! I want to go with my hubs before he leaves for 4.5 months of training. Yummy.

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  121. I am in need of a night out with my husband quite badly.

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  122. How fun! I never knew this existed, but it looks like a place definitely worth trying!
    Thank you for the give-away.

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  123. I have been waiting for this place to open! It looks delicious.

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  124. I've already heard so many good reports. Hope to try it for myself next time I visit home!

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  125. Yeah for Colton! count me in....i never win these things but it's worth a try.

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  126. Can't wait to try this place out!

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  127. I NEED to go there ASAP. It looks amazing!

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  128. I've been wanting to try this out. Pick me please!

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  129. What a great place to go with my husband! Pick us please!

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  130. I am drooling! It looks delicious. Can't wait to try it:)

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  131. I have wanted to try out their food. It sounds delicious!

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  132. I really like Pizzeria 712, and would love to try out Communal as well. Thanks!

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  133. Sounds yummy I have never been there before, and I don't think any of my in-laws who are all in Utah have either.

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  134. I can't wait to try this place out!

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  135. Sound amazing, I can not wait to try it.

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  136. I'm a starving student in Provo who needs a good meal!

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  137. It's a block away from my office. I would sure love to try it out!

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  138. This is an awesome chance for a delicious dinner and date! Fingers crossed...

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  139. Provo wasn't this interesting when I went to school there. . . I'm jealous.

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  140. I love your blog. BUT I will be very careful when seeking restaurants from now on. We went last night to Communal in Provo. There were 3 of us in our group. We ordered pot roast,halibut,squash,green beans,polenta,and we had to ask ourselves, "are you full"? Our bill was 75.00. (after 2 "$8." desserts! Well we try restaurants along the 'wasatch front'BUT we can cross that one off our list. One hour later, we were wondering if we ATE dinner. Everything was actually good, but it was like going to a Tasting Party!! Sorry. Just being HONEST!!!!!

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  141. aww just barely missed the giveaway D:

    any chance of another anytime soon? ;)

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  142. I love communal. I went there for my birthday last year and had my best meal ever.

    the chefs are so nice too..they even gave me free dessert!

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