Indiana Restaurant Review
Square - Like Family, Take the Bad with the Good
|When I have
family visiting from out of town, or plan a get together with
former-coworkers-still-friends, it seems we can all agree on Baker's
Square to eat and chit chat. Baker's Square is a fine place to get
comfortable, stay for a good while, get out all the talking you need to,
and of course eat.
|I'm surprised at
what is my favorite dish at Baker's Square - the Stir Fry Salad.
It seems cafes and restaurants that fit into this family dining category
(especially Greek restaurants) can really foul up Chinese dishes.
Often the vegetables are over-cooked to the point that they form
an undistinguishable mass. But I'm repeatedly pleased with Baker's
Square Stir Fry Salad. It comes with a nice, buttery bread stick
(You know, the kind with the shiny gloss - Who can resist?), has a nice
variety of ingredients (including Chinese noodles and a great dressing),
and the vegetables are prepared fittingly to a stir fry dish.
|And maybe more
importantly, this big salad manages to leave just the right amount of
stomach space for pie - Baker's Square's specialty. My favorite is
the Triple Berry. Something to keep in mind when ordering is to
ask the server to heat the slice. Typically pie at Baker's Square
is only heated when served Ala Mode. But likely you'll agree, pie
is always better warmed up, ice cream added or not.
|A complaint that
I do have about Baker's Square, or maybe it's just my poor luck, is that
there are often way too many noisy kids climbing over booths and under
tables. During one recent trip to the Merrillville Baker's Square
I witnessed a window blind crawling contest - not my choice for a dinner
show. Baker's Square is definitely a family place; I guess that
goes with the concept of family - we take the bad with the good.
|The menu at
Baker's Square provides a nice variety of offerings. If you
haven't already, you're sure to find a favorite that you gravitate to
each time you return. If not, we can take advantage of the
easy-going atmosphere, take our time, overdose on refills of iced tea,
consume "just one more slice" of pie, and watch the kids
scurry up and down the isles. Ah, the joys of a family restaurant.
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