Friday, April 2, 2010

Blue Shirt--Veggie friendly vibe and smoothies to boot

Seems that Dave’s Fresh Pasta has some competition in Davis Square. Before we thought Dave's was the only joint to get a sandwich in Davis, but Blue Shirt blew us away. Starving after a long Sunday walk basking in the first warm rays of spring sunshine, the Palateers were ready to get their sandwich eating on. Right off the main strip of Davis Square, Blue Shirt has been a staple of the Davis/Tufts community for as long as we Palateers can remember. After ordering, we considered eating in the spacious seating area, but the sun beckoned us after months of dismal rain, snow, and cold.

Blue Shirt met our trifecta policy for a happening lunch spot: Healthy options galore, creative combinations and smoothies. We indulged in all. We were very indecisive about what to order, and spent at least 15 minutes debating the options, despite our imminent hunger pains. We decided that due to Blue Shirt’s veggie-friendly, granola-crunching, hemp-clothing vibe, that we would go strictly veg.

Our first sandwich was the Lili’s Lunch ($5.95). A warm toasted, stuffed to the brim, falling out of the sourdough bread onto our jeans, Panini. The avocado really won us over, but the flavors of the swiss, cucumbers, tomato, lettuce, sprouts, sun dried tomato spread melded together into a gooey, wonderful, fill me up, thank you sir I’ll have another, Panini happiness.

Yea for Avocado
Our second sandwich exceeded the first on the official Palateer yummer scale. The Little Italy (5.95) was a perfect balance of balsamic vinaigrette, basil, tomato, provolone, and red peppers served on focaccia. It was wonderfully large, and had to be separately wrapped in two aluminum foil packages to go.
Little Italy--Our favorite
To top it all off, we indulged in a smoothie. Although we considered, the sending our taste buds to cloud nine Peanut Butter Delight, we decided to stick to the healthy and enjoy a Hawaiian song smoothie ($4). It did not disappoint and we felt effervescent after slurping back the mango, pineapple, bananas, strawberry-guava juice, and sorbet.
Smoothie--Half drunk of course
Blue Shirt - well worth a day of walking from Boston to Somerville in the sun.

Blue Shirt Cafe
424 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144
(617) 629-7641

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