Blue Dog Bakery and Cafe had Louisville Courier-Journal Marty Rosen panting and wagging his tail. The C-Js' restaurant reviewer cafe barked 3.5 out of 4 stars (woof, "excellent," woof) for the Frankfort Avenue eatery.
They know how to poach fresh, free-range eggs to the point where the whites attain a soft, firm perfection and the yolks pour forth like liquid sunshine. They perch those egg on a layer of spinach, along with richly flavored prosciutto and robust Parmesan, on a bed of levain. It's a meal that will make you remember just how special a breakfast can be ($9).
They do other things for brunch as well, like a brioche French toast (flavored with hints of bourbon and orange and pure maple syrup, $9), tacos and omelets made with the same local eggs ($9), or something as simple as a baguette with butter and preserves ($4.50)...
The sandwich list runs the gamut from a rotating assortment of meaty grinders to a fabulous vegetarian delight made with artichoke hearts, Boursin, eggplant, red bell peppers, tapenade, mozzarella and mayo ($9). The side dish of choice is the justly famous wheatberry salad, a reddish brown marvel studded with glowing green lima beans that has few equals. And as for pastries, anyone within viewing distance of the array of scones, cookies, fruit tarts, cheesecakes and other treasures will necessarily know the meaning of temptation. [Louisville Courier-Journal]
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