Tuesday April 16, 2013 | 02:12 PM

Yesterday, before everything went crazy in Boston, a friend and I went to the Blue Rooster on Dana Street for lunch.

I had missed the soft opening and wanted to check it out. Be warned this is not health food, but if you are in the mood for a little indulging, you'll find it hard to resist sandwiches like the Red Eye, which I ordered in honor of my father, who grew up on a farm and is probably one of the only people left on Earth whose mom made red eye gravy in the mornings.

The sandwich ($6) is a buttermilk biscuit filled with pork belly, hash browns, red eye mayo, and a runny fried egg. It's "somebody slap me" good.

My friend had the Charlie Noble ($7.25), a sandwich of spiced, brined and roasted turkey breast, brussels sprouts slaw, horseradish and provolone.

To wash it all down, we made Arnold Palmers out of their homemade sweet tea and lemonade.

They also make a version of poutine, that French Canadian classic comfort food made with potatoes, cheese curds and gravy, as well as their own flavored potato chips.

Their menu of specialty dogs includes the Das Boot, a smoked bacon-wrapped dog slathered with mustard and topped with house-cured kraut, and the Seoul Dog, which comes with housemade spicy kimchi, toasted peanuts and roasted garlic mayo.

Cockadoodle doo.

About the Author

Meredith Goad has harvested oysters on the Chesapeake Bay, eaten reindeer in Finland and sipped hot chai in the Himalayas. She writes the weekly Soup to Nuts column and enjoys a good cocktail.

Meredith can be contacted at 791-6332 or mgoad@pressherald.com
On Twitter: @meredithgoad

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