Blue Cow Cafe makes a Ruben without the MOO

My aunt came to town, and we decided to go on a little adventure to check out the wedding venue and take a little tour of the surrounding towns. We swung through Evergreen, and around that time we started to get hungry, so we went off towards Morrison. It was during the Wide Spread Panic show, so we had to avoid a bunch of smelly hippies, but we ended up getting a table at the Blue Cow Cafe. It is a quaint little place with a mixture of inside, outside and patio tables. They have one of those screen windows you can order ice cream from, and a pretty good menu.

I was feeling a little rough from the night before, and wanted something a little greasy, but still flavorful. They had a couple of specials, but I have always had a thing for Rubens on Rye…. No cheese of course. So that is what I ordered. It took us a while before we could order, so I was particularly hungry when it came. When it showed up, I couldn’t have been happier.


Nice thick marbled Rye, Caramelized onions, and a healthy handful of meat. The bread was toasted and just a little bit greasy from the meat, but it couldn’t have hit the spot better than it did. The fries were well cooked, and of course a couple of them ended up in the sandwich, but surprisingly, it didn’t really add all that much. The sandwich had a good strong structure to begin with, and with the bread being so wonderfully toasted, there was a good balance between the bread and the meat. The meat was tasty, and the bread was fresh.

My Aunt doesn’t do lactose, and she had never thought of getting a Ruben without cheese, whereas I have never gotten one with cheese, so I don’t really know what I am missing. I am pretty sure she is going to try it now, and will be thankful for me showing her the ways of tasty sandwiches….

Blue Cow Cafe
Overall sandwich rating: A-
Presentation: A
Structure: A
Flavors: B+

Non – sandwich related:
Atmosphere: A-
Service: B
Price: B


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