So you want to Get Sauced? Can you handle all the deliciousness? Are you ready for your taste buds to go on an epic food journey that will leave you with a satisfied smile on your face? Are you ready to fall in love and never look back? Well, if you think you can hang, please sit back and let me tell you of all the scrumptious and mouthwatering ways that you can get Sauced!
For those of you that are not familiar with Sauced let me drop a small knowledge bomb on you. Sauced is an Italian-American restaurant located in the beautiful Haynie’s Corner Art District in downtown Evansville, IN. They have a full cocktail bar, The Blue Bar, where Mo will create one of the best drinks that will ever touch your lips. They make all of their own simple syrups and their sweet and sour mix is where it's at. Sauced is also very affordable as well. You can get a bowl of Spaghetti and Marinara for $9, a vodka sour for $5, leave a decent tip for your wonderful server or bartender, and walk away happy spending $20. You can’t even be mad about that, and if you are, well, you’re wrong.
Now that we've got the knowledge, lets talk food! We’ll start with the Antipasto (In Italian cuisine the Antipasto is consider the first course, for us American’s we consider this to be the appetizer) I chose the Soup of the Monastery. The Soup of the Monastery is a tomato based soup with cauliflower and pancetta (pancetta is basically fancy bacon...winning!) Let me tell you about this soup! It’s probably the best soup that you’ll ever put in your mouth, at least that you’ll find in Evansville, In. It’s rich, hearty, and packed full of flavor. My mouth is watering just typing this up. It’s like the perfect “I’m not leaving my house or putting pants on because it’s cold and snowy and my bed is so much more comfortable…Netlix binge time!” soup.
Sauced also offers salads that I have not yet tried, but I have heard that they’re all fabulous. Now we’re on to the entrees. If you are a fan of spicy dishes I present you The Spicy Shrimp Pugliese, which is loaded with flavor and heat. Plump shrimp, fresh spinach, sriracha, red onions, tomatoes, and capers on fresh cut pasta. It's also served with the veggie of the day. My dish was made a little bit differently though. Instead of the pasta noodles, I had mine with spaghetti squash. For health reason I have to be gluten free. Another knowledge bomb for you folks, gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, barley, triticale, and some oats. For some people out there, gluten can really mess your life up. I’m not allergic nor do I have Celia, I’m not exactly sure what is wrong, but what I do know is that gluten and my body do not agree with each other. It’s bad news bear.
Back to the food. The pugliese is a great dish, but it wasn't for me. I discovered that I’m not as big of a spicy fan as I thought I was. It has terrific flavor and the veggies are cooked perfectly, but the spiciness ruined it for me. It’s not the dish or even Sauced’s fault that I didn't like it, my palate changed and I don’t enjoy spicy foods. This just means I get to tell you about the Alfredo. I dream about this Alfredo. Super creamy and cheesy, I could eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and never get tired of it. If you want to get crazy, Sauced offers a selection of protein that you can add to your dish.
Now we talk booze. The Blue Bar is awesome; it has a great selection of beers, spirits, and wines, and Mo, the bartender can create you any cocktail imaginable and she’ll server it to you with a smile. I ordered Sauced signature drink, the Blue Basil Breeze. Cool, refreshing, and a little sweet, every sip of this drink will transport you to a little tropical escape. Be careful though, Mo is such a great bartender that you can’t taste the alcohol, unless the drink is meant to be strong.
I've told you the greatness now go experience it! Incredibly affordable and insanely delicious, make it a point to get Sauced!!
1113 Parrett St