Review: Bluebird Café

By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 11, 2011

I started with what was billed as "Walter McIlhenny's Favorite Soup" ($3.95/$4.95). The inventor of Tabasco sauce apparently had enough taste buds left to have good taste. Chock-full of blue crabmeat, it was thickened further with green peas and cream and finished with sherry and the definitive hot sauce. Marvelous.

Having done my duty with the theme ethnicity, I felt free to have the Cuban-style roast pork ($12.95). Another good choice, the four thick slabs of pork were covered with a tomato-centric sauce that was more of a side dish, dense with other vegetables, olives, capers, and even raisins. Congris (rice cooked with black beans) was the actual side, which went perfectly.

And so did the wedge of kitchen-made Austrian Linzer Torte for dessert. No hot sauce, just raspberry preserves and hazelnuts. But if you ask for the Tabasco, they'll understand.

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