Hello to all of Meghan’s readers! This is Julie from Savvy Eats and I am pleased to be guest-posting while Meghan is away.
Today, I am reviewing Bluephies, a restaurant in Madison, WI that just celebrated its 15th birthday in December.
I have been to Bluephies countless number of times. It is where we take visiting family and friends, celebrate birthday, and even get our wedding cake substitute!
The interior of the restaurant is filled with primary colors and brushed metal, giving it a warm and modern feel. I have never had a waiter/waitress who wasn’t helpful and friendly, and the prices are reasonable.
The key part of any restaurant review, though, is the menu and the food. Which are, unfailingly, fantastic.
The menu is filled with creative twists on old classics. Conveniently, dishes that are, or can easily be made to be, vegetarian or gluten-free are clearly marked on the menu.
Some of my favorite dishes at Bluephies?
Butternut Squash Soup.
Creamy, sweet, and smooth. Lovely.
Ooey Gooey Pasta.
From the menu: “roasted chicken, crispy bacon, mushrooms and spring peas tossed in a rich gorgonzola cream sauce with jumbo corkscrew pasta.” Clearly, I ate this in my pre-vegetarian days. While it is not remotely healthy, I nearly cried when I saw this labeled as a gluten-free dish on the menu. For six months last year, I was eating gluten-free due to an allergy misdiagnosis, and was so happy when I found a gluten-free pasta dish!
Black Bean & Goat Cheese Enchiladas + Spinach Enchiladas
The idea to put goat cheese in an enchilada was brilliant. Creamy and tangy and delicious! And the spinach enchiladas practically melt in your mouth.
The name says it all, doesn’t it?
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Egg Rolls.
I would have never thought to make a sweet egg roll, but these are rich and gooey and delicious. In fact, we like them so much, we are serving these instead of cake at our wedding this spring!
If you are ever in the Madison area, I highly recommend you check out Bluephies. Or, you can find their cookbook on Amazon so that you can recreate some of their dishes from the comfort of your own kitchen.