The Desert Pulse: Eat, Stay, Play with Even Stevens.
Welcome to The Desert Pulse: Eat, Stay, Play. Here we introduce residents and visitors to the most delectable places to eat, hospitable places to stay, along with the fun and exciting things to do across our regions desert floor. Today we take you to Even Stevens located in the previous location of Café Rio on St. George Boulevard.
This was our first time eating at Even Stevens. Reason being, I honestly thought it was just another sandwich shop. I was very surprised to find out they served local state beer from microbreweries. This reminded me of an idea I had a long time ago when Kory and I were first married. I wanted to open a store called “Subs and Suds.” I decided right then and there that I could not judge a “sandwich shop” until I actually tried the food. That would have been completely unfair!
The eating space had an open atmosphere with a garage door out the North side. Come to find out, Even Stevens has live music on Thursday and Friday evenings as well as Sunday afternoons. And, on the second and fourth Saturday of each month, they host Improv Dixie. They open that door to offer the “Garage Band” feel, so you can enjoy a beer, or drink of your choice with a sandwich and listen to music. Almost like being on vacation!
I ordered the Sprang Chicken. This sandwich was loaded with chicken, provolone, bacon, avocado, tomatoes, cucumbers, greens, honey mustard on a multi-grain bun. I was a little worried about having cucumbers on my sandwich, but it was too late to change it once I realized it. I loved it!
Kory and Alix, being so much alike, had the Banh Belly. Their sandwiches were dripping with soy-glazed pork belly meat, topped with roasted jalapeno’s, slaw, cucumbers, garlic aioli, cilantro on a baguette.
We all sampled a micro brewed beer. Mine was very light and full taste of apricot. It complimented my sandwich greatly.
After eating we played a game of bean-bag-toss. Depending on who is ask–they will tell you I won!
Even Stevens is certainly not an ordinary sandwich shop. In addition, to great food and fun atmosphere–Even Stevens is a sandwich shop with a cause. For every sandwich they sell, they donate one to a local non-profit partner.
I will be returning to Even Stevens for certain. It is a great place to have a lunch treat between showings with my clients or partners. We are also looking forward to stopping in on a lazy Sunday to listen to the live bands, eating and celebrating life in Southern Utah.
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This article is written by Melinda Goodwin local Real Estate Advisor with Engel & Voelkers Realty www.melindagoodwin.evusa.com
Video and photos by Alix Cave of www.chiseloutdoors.com
Co-host Kory Goodwin of Streamline Construction & Consulting Inc.