Blue Dog Cafe, a charming breakfast and lunch spot in a neighborhood not exactly overflowing with great eats, is unaccountably overlooked, argues Blumie. Two recent winners among the sandwiches: tuna and vegetables on seven-grain, and turkey, brie and pear on baguette. Also on the menu: muffins, scones and other baked goods, salads (including substantial rice and pasta choices), and soups (recent offerings: split pea, carrot-ginger, chicken with pasta and broccoli).

“I’m amazed how good it is for a place that gets such little play on this board,” adds Blumie, who also describes a stellar peanut butter-chocolate croissant–scrumptious filling inside light, flaky, crispy pastry.

Blue Dog Cafe [Chelsea]
101 W. 25th St., between 6th and 7th Aves., Manhattan

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