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Firefly and Blue Frog

Joanie | May 16, 2004 09:29 PM

So after some successful shopping out Rt. 9 way, I decided to find Firefly's and do the comparison and as usual, I don't agree with everyone else. Or I guess I agree with Bricoleur after re-reading his post from April. Sat at the bar and a nice bartender waited on me, there was no delay in making or getting the order. Went with my usual, pulled pork sandwich with the North Carolina sauce which came w/ cole slaw and fries. I wonder if I could have gotten other sides cuz while I was looking forward to the fries, these were pretty rubbery. Plus I think there might have been a little of that freaking spice everyone has to put on fries lately. Cole slaw was decent but nothing but basic cabbage (Bricoleur and I switched our views of these two sides). My sandwich was good, pork was tasty and not oversauced, typical bun. $6.29 plus tip and perfectly fine but I didn't see any big difference from Tennesse's which would have been $5.99 with choice of sides and better slaw, no tip and similar surroundings.

Third time was a charm at the fairly new Blue Frog Bakery on Green St. just off Centre in JP. The choc. chip scone on my first visit was decent, a choc. chip macaroon on my 2nd was no better than okay, but the choc. croissant (I *do* eat non-chocolate things) was superb. Lots of times, pain au chocolat tend to be the most chewy/least flaky but this had flakes galore and the right amount of chocolate. It's fairly pricey at $2.50 but I'll be back to see if the other flavors are as good as this one.

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