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phosho Apr 3, 2008 08:25 AM

I work downtown, around the corner from Chacarero and I need to find a place qith a good breackfast sandwich. Chacarero's is good, but a little too big and heavy on the salt. There are a lot of options, I just wonder if any stick out?

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    ijhhot Apr 3, 2008 08:48 AM

    if you don't like salt why not say: "no salt please", this is one place that will give you a good sandwich, custom built to your specifications including, the last time i was there, real pepper grinders filled with black pepper. Try Panera bread for a truly different breakfast sandwich, but again if you do not wish for extra salt, just say so.

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      phosho Apr 3, 2008 09:26 AM

      appreciate the advice, but i never said i don't like salt (thus the BACON, egg, and cheese). sometimes restaurants/food joints can be heavy on the salt even for people that like salt.

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      Carty Apr 3, 2008 09:10 AM

      here's a suggestion that you'll not like given your salt aversion this but I am answering anyway, it's downtown (although a chain) and one of my favorites:

      Finagle a Bagel: bacon, egg, and cheese on a salt bagel.

      I suppose one could try a different bagel but I refuse :).

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        FoodLush Apr 3, 2008 09:33 AM

        My favorite Bacon Egg and Cheese is Brueggers. Everything bagel toasted with american cheese. The bagel to fillings ratio is perfect...most places have too much bagel for the egg.

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          rlh Apr 3, 2008 10:31 AM

          Maybe it's changed, but aren't the eggs at both Finagle and Brueggers cooked and held in a steam drawer before serving? - I think they end up rubbery unless you happen to catch one that hasn't gone into storage at all, and sometimes the cheese is not melted at all.

          I also would like to know of ANY takeout place downtown that will consistently cook an egg to order (with salt/pepper), melt the cheese on top of it, and then assemble the egg, cheese, and recently, on-site fried crisp/chewy bacon onto a freshly-toasted (maybe even lightly-buttered) bread item (English muffin or decent bagel preferred but open to other possibilities).

          This was the one and only redeeming thing (really!) about the Fargo St Deli on Fargo St. by the BCC when I worked in that 'hood - the same guy made the most amazing breakfast sandwich the same way every time you ordered it. I still can't replicate it downtown - it's got to be here. Help?

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            phosho Apr 3, 2008 11:10 AM

            Update-tried one earlier at Cafe Dino on MIlk Street, Not bad, and definitely cooked the way you described (on an english muffin). I didn't have cheddar, but I am sure they have it.

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              mwk Apr 4, 2008 02:09 PM

              I was just in Finagle at Government Center, this morning. I ordered the veggie omelet bagel on 100% whole wheat seasame bagel.

              They had a griddle behind the counter. The cook broke two eggs into a bowl, dumped in a pre-measured package of veggies (onions, peppers and mushrooms), whisked it up, and then poured it into a ring form on the griddle. She cooked it and then flipped it and then slid it onto the bagel.

              I hadn't had that sandwich there before, but it was quite tasty. You can also get it with bacon or sausage and cheese on top, but I didn't feel like having the extra calories.

          2. MC Slim JB Apr 3, 2008 10:54 AM

            Sorry I don't have a downtown option, but Blunch in the South End over near Boston Medical Center does tremendous breakfast sandwiches, all with house-made baked goods.

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              devilham Apr 3, 2008 01:12 PM

              sad to say that Mulligan's is closed, because the egg sandwich there was exactly as you described, cooked up by the wonderful breakfast lady Brenda. Made fresh to order on an english muffin, delightful.

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                yumyum Apr 3, 2008 01:24 PM

                It's really called "Blunch"? Wow.

                My contributions, though sadly not downtown. Just for reference:

                My favorite local bacon egg and cheese on an english muffin is in Teele Square Somerville -- at Magnificent Muffins. I wish I could remember who told me to try that one, but it's great when you are in the mood for pure comfort food.

                Soundbites makes a good Canadian, egg and cheese on English muffin (or bagel) but it's almost not greasy enough ... Needs more butter. That's sick, I know, but I try to only eat these bad boys rarely so I want it to be perfect.

                Added to my list recently is Anthony's on Main Street in Medford but I haven't gotten there yet.

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                  buffet king Apr 3, 2008 01:31 PM

                  I think you are referring to Alexander's on Main Street in Medford not Anthony's. Alexander's has a bacon egg and cheese breakfast bomb for $1.50. You can also get it on an english muffin instead of a sub roll.

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                  Alexander's Convenient Food
                  277 Main Street, Medford, MA 02155

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                    yumyum Apr 3, 2008 01:36 PM

                    Yep. Thanks for the correction. Can't wait to try Alexander's.

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                    maillard Apr 3, 2008 02:29 PM

                    I loved the sandwich at Magnificent Muffins and have posted about it a bunch of times, but the last few times I've been there, it wasn't as good. Very burned bagel one time, just not tasty the other time. I'm going tomorrow morning and hopefully they'll be back to the usual tastiness. If not I must just have to stick to making egg sandwiches at home...

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                      MC Slim JB Apr 4, 2008 12:49 PM

                      I can't say Blunch is my favorite name, either. Nor did I like it when it was used to describe brunch at Perdix (South End location).

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                      cassoulady Apr 4, 2008 12:46 PM

                      I suggest trying the fritata muffins at blunch, it is like a fritata but baked into a muffin tin, very good!

                    3. gini Apr 3, 2008 01:34 PM

                      More non-downtown options: in Davis, I like Blue Shirt Cafe's on a bagel and Soleil Cafe's.

                      1. finlero Apr 3, 2008 01:37 PM

                        It's been a few years, but I really liked my BE&C from the Italian Cafe in the Financial District.

                        1. Alcachofa Apr 3, 2008 01:41 PM

                          OK, back downtown and no bagel: I don't know the name. There's a place on the corner of Milk and Devonshire. You go down a few steps to enter. They make their sandwiches to order, so you have some input over salt I suppose. And, oh yes, they bring the grease.

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                            9lives Apr 3, 2008 01:44 PM

                            That's Cafe Dino..just mentioned upthread. I haven't had that sandwich but I rode the elevator today with a guy who said they have good pizza.

                            They've gone through a few name changes and I've found them to be pretty good quality..in the past.

                            Grass Roots on Devonshire also does the egg sandwich on an English muffin, maybe a bagel too.

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                              Deelicious47 Apr 4, 2008 11:50 AM

                              Without a doubt - The Fil-A-Buster Deli directly behind the State House. Perfect. Cooked to order. Buttered english muffin. And the guys there are great. Enjoy.

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