Blue Shirt Cafe Closed in Somerville

Let's Eat by Kitty Kaufman, photos by Dilusha De Tissera

Blue Shirt Blue Shirt was your healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner place: they opened at 8 and closed at 10 pm. You can sit outside on Highland Avenue in Somerville which puts you right in the action, or inside where there's seating for 30 or more. They are closed.

For breakfast have fresh fruit, tofu sausage and omelets: Mediterranean, portabello, and then there's the green giant with spinach, peppers and onion if you're that tough before lunch. You'll also find multi-grain pancakes, huevos rancheros and an early bird egg special before ten for .

You can order fresh juice concoctions: "bee strong," immunity booster, cold fighter, wheat grass shots, and something called "creative" with pineapple, pear, wheatgrass and mint. (If only it were that easy).
Kitty Kaufman orders a Blue Shirt BLT-what did you expect? Whole wheat wraps: spinach chicken, Thai peanut, miso ginger chicken, steak burrito, Moroccan beef and several other chicken combos. For a gluten-free experience they'll turn the wraps into bowls with extra greens. Not too shabby. Grilled sandwiches are messy but good: we had chicken and spinach with sundried tomato spread; there are several vegetarian choices along with a turkey reuben. Salads are with carrots, cucumbers, tomato, alfalfa sprouts, avocado, real lettuce, mesclun (so over), roasted peppers, feta, pears, walnuts, goat cheese, croutons and tofu. Not all together of course.

On a Friday lunch, service is prompt. Blue Shirt is vegetarian-friendly with 12 wraps/salad bowls. Read the giant blackboard overhead, grab a juice and wait for them to call your name.
© July 8, 2012
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