Baked and Carved

Have you even bitten into a sandwich and literally started moaning out load... totally ignoring the weird looks from the people sitting in the booth next to you? Yeah, that was me at Baked and Carved this past week. Just ask Tracy from Sugarcrafter she was my partner in crime for this chow down, hopefully she wasn't too embarrassed by my overly zealous eating, actually I'm pretty sure she wasn't since she was enjoying her sandwich as much as I was.


First things first, how to find the place. I didn't notice a Baked and Carved sign outside but it's actually located INSIDE Salengers Pub on East Ave, so look for the Salengers sign, head inside and you'll see them located in a room to the left of the bar (look for the big chalk board sign saying "EAT" with an arrow... it's hard to miss.


Set up in an open-air kitchen you get to watch the chefs do their thing, baking bread, slinging cookie dough, and roasting the most amazingly tender meats. It became quickly obvious that this was not your typical pub food, it was far elevated above it. Without a fryer in sight the menu is staked with breads baked fresh every day, and meats roasted and carved to perfection. Everything is made in small batches so you know what you are getting is fresh.


I decided to go with the hot corned beef brisket sandwich with russian dressing and lettuce (basically I asked for the reuben without the sauerkraut) I picked fresh Italian bread, the other bread option of the day was a whole wheat (this rotates depending on the day). I can't properly describe to you how tender, juicy, mouthwatering, flavorful this corned beef was. Let me put it to you this way, I grew up outside of NYC and spent a summer working there sampling as many sammies as I could get my hands on... none of them hold a candle to Baked and Carved. And NO I'm no exaggerating, seriously, holy bible, it's THAT good.


Tracy got the Muffaletta also on Italian. She was also over the top amazed at the quality and quantity of meats. I mean seriously look at the size of those sandwiches. You all know how I like to chow... and I couldn't finish mine, I took the rest home in a doggie bag (bonus I now have lunch for tomorrow).

Sandwiches are served with a choice of two side: coleslaw, chips, pickle (more options to come soon). We both went with the coleslaw and pickle option. No need to worry about copious globs of mayo here though, perfectly dressed and seasoned this was not your typical gloppy side. The pickles are the kind you'd find at a good NYC deli, big, crisp, and perfectly dill.

Make sure you save room for dessert, because the cookies are made in small batches and always fresh. Heavily studded with chocolate chips these things were the perfect ending to a meal.


Baked and Carved (inside Salengers)
107 East Ave. Rochester NY
Monday-Thursday 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.,
Friday 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Saturday 5-10 p.m.

11 chews:

Jeanne said...

Um... yum!
I definitely would have gone for the pulled pork. And the cookies too obviously!

Yum!! I would've had a hard time choosing a sandwich :-)

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Tracy said...

This was so much fun!! I look like a total dork and love it, haha. I agree; this is one of my new favorite places and I am definitely going back, YUM. Can't wait for our next fabulous foodie excursion too! :-)

Natalie said...

wow. if i am EVER in rochester i know where i'm getting a sandwich :)

Meaghan Luby said...

holy yum! that looks divine! ha, road trip...
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Emily said...

I love a good sandwich, too bad Rochester is too far away. But that pickle might make the journey worth it.

Reeni said...

My mouth is watering just hearing you describe everything!!

I love, love, love those rare moments when something is so delish that I can't hold back the moans! I want that sandwich!!

Anonymous said...

Whoa. I would kill for that sandwich right now. I don't know whether to thank you or curse you while I head to the kitchen.

I love, love, love those rare moments when something is so delish that I can't hold back the moans! I want that sandwich!!

Jeanne said...

Um... yum!
I definitely would have gone for the pulled pork. And the cookies too obviously!

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