A Sandwich A Day: The Roast Beef and Avocado at Blue Dog Kitchen Bar
In this great city of ours, one could eat a different sandwich every day of the year—so that's what we'll do. Here's A Sandwich a Day, our daily look at sandwiches around New York. Got a sandwich we should check out? Let us know. —The Mgmt.
Blue Dog Kitchen Bar in Chelsea has an endless list of sandwiches. You can't just ask for the roast beef sandwich, because there are so many to choose from. After specifying my order for number 15 (G15, actually, as there are multiple 15's on the menu), I eventually received this warm Roast Beef and Avocado sandwich ($9.25) with creamy avocado and mozzarella as well as deeply caramelized onions. The add-ins give a nice fatty-salty-sweet triple punch to the decently flavored, tender roast beef.
The ciabatta roll that held the whole thing together was soft and chewy, but was spread with a curry mayo that kind of came out of left field. "Is this...curry?" we asked on first chew. Not a bad thing, really, and we liked the complex sweetness, but necessary for an already filled-out sandwich? Maybe not. Mostly I'd just like a higher filling to bread ratio.
It's still a tasty sandwich I'd be happy to eat again, even if it wouldn't jump to my regular lunch rotation, especially as the service at Blue Dog leaves a bit to be desired.