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In a word: Quite possibly the best chicken pot pie in Madison.
The specs: #0041
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JM ate the chicken pot pie with a lemonade.
Nichole ate half a Caesar salad and pumpkin soup.
We shared the cookie dough egg rolls a la mode (thanks for the tip, Tiffany!)
JM and Nichole both gave Bluephies an A (see our grading rubric).
Bluephies is a Food Fight restaurant, which is a sign of reliable quality and good comfort food with a dash of frou. In this case, the only things we could think of to push Bluephies into the A+ range would be if it served Coke and if the atmosphere were a bit more welcoming to the average joe.
The pot pie was hella good, with plenty of chicken, corn, carrots, potatoes, and a (for JM) welcome respite from peas. The pumpkin soup was delightful - warm, spicy, and thick with vegetables, handily providing at least a weeks' worth of beta-carotene. As for the salad, the best bits were the croutons; a few of the lettuce leaves were a tad old.
On an earlier visit, Nichole tried the crab cakes and those were pretty tasty. JM has had the burrito, which he said was a little heavy on the beans.
Oh, but the crowning glory of a meal at Bluephie's are the cookie dough egg rolls. Save room. Oh, man.