I absolutely LOVE trying new places. I scavenge for new restaurants, workout classes, sweet shops and anything else funky and unique. Exploring the area you live in is like a mini adventure without shoveling out all that money to buy plane tickets, get days off and so many other logistics. Last weekend, Hunter and I went into Mesa for a fun and, albeit, rainy lunch date. We headed about 25 minutes East of Downtown Phoenix, to try a trendy new restaurant called Board and Batten.
This adorable little restaurant took me back to our time at Magnolia Silos only with it’s own polished style. Everything was so clean and brand-spanking new! You walk through a gorgeous patio to enter through the white double doors. The restaurant is very serene and balanced. The room is centered with a large hostess podium in the front and a beautiful, bright bar in the back of the room. The tables sparkle off all the natural light (even on a rainy day).
Board and Batten opened in November of 2017. The restaurant was first tested in Stonebridge Manor, an event venue next to the current Board and Batten property. The manor has been hosting weddings since 1998 and is celebrating their 3,200th wedding in 2018. Touring the property is on my to-do list! It looks absolutely stunning!
The food at Board and Batten was so so good and so reasonably priced. The restaurant partners with TrueGarden for fresh herbs daily, and they make their own rye bread! We tried their Chicken Pot Pie and the Chicken Caprese Stack with potato salad. The sandwich was stacked with chicken, tomato, fresh mozzarella, pesto and balsamic. All the food smelled delicious, looked beautiful and tasted wonderful. My potato salad was made with roasted potatoes, and Hunter’s pot pie was served in a deconstructed style. Y’all. It smelled SO good.
I’m so excited to take the girlfriends and go back! I love heading out to the East Valley, and this restaurant seems like it’ll be equally as fun at night with it’s big beautiful fire pit and twinkle lights.
I hope you enjoyed this quick little review. I love updating the blog with new mini adventures. Keep an eye out for plenty more!