Monday, July 24, 2006

4 Stars for Blue Star

Today I joined the fam for lunch at a relatively new Austin eatery, Blue Star Cafeteria. The décor is very inviting – retro chic, with an assortment of tables, booths and bar dining with a great view of the kitchen. There were fresh flowers on every table and the servers were courteous and prompt.

The food was relatively unique and well presented. We started off with Crispy Artichoke Hearts with an anchovy dipping sauce. Crunchy, delicious and nothing fishy about any of it. The entrees followed. The mom opted for Coconut and Cornflake Chicken Tenderloins and the dad and I opted for the Meatloaf Sandwich.

If you’re having flashbacks to your childhood, last one at the dinner table, looking at a cold piece of tomato sauce covered meatloaf, stuck there until you figure out a way to get it down or feed it to the dog – you can stop right there.

This meatloaf was nothing like that. It came on grilled sourdough and was topped with provolone cheese, garlic mayo and grilled onions. The meat was juicy, flavorful and anything but the kind that you dreaded as a child.

There was no time for dessert, despite the tempting carrot cake that was calling my name from the display case.

Next time. Oh yes, there will be a next time.

1 comment:

tracy said...

my vegetarian dog could be so lucky!