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.
When I got to Blue Dog Cafe, there was a line out the door—which isn't saying much, given that there's only standing room for about eight people in this tiny storefront. But a nonstop flurry of ordering activity and some seriously tasty-looking prepared salads kept me optimistic. After ordering the grilled vegetable and goat cheese, pesto, and mixed greens sandwich ($7.95), I waited for quite a while for my order. But in the meantime I drooled over the rest of the menu and decided that multiple returns will be necessary.
This sandwich was probably the best grilled veggie sandwich I've ever had. The goat cheese and pesto flavors combined nicely, providing a creamy but layered vegetable contrast. The grilled squash, eggplant, and tomatoes were extremely yielding, making the innards of this sandwich a little mushy but very tasty. The tomatoes were almost shockingly sweet, thanks to a good roast. And the seven-grain bread was the perfect sandwich-ready texture of firm but easy to bite. If you're a vegetarian, delight in the flavors of this lively sandwich—and if you're not, prepare to admit defeat to a tasty pile of meatless joy.
Previously: Bacon and Brie from Blue Dog Cafe
Blue Dog Cafe
101 West 25th Street, New York NY 10010 (map) 212-229-9222
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