B Line

Bakery | New American | Southwestern | Vegetarian
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I’ve barely put a dent in the B Line menu, but what I have tasted makes me want to return: fresh, chunky guacamole to start and first-rate fish tacos after that.

Tacos are of the nutritionally enlightened sort, made with blackened, not fried, fish. In this case, the fish is mahi-mahi, its firm flesh edged by smoky spice. To accompany it in the soft corn tortillas are slices of ripe avocado, cabbage, jack cheese, and creamy Baja sauce. Other available tacos include carne asada and grilled chicken.

It’s not easy to pigeonhole The B Line. In addition to such southwestern fare as tacos, burritos, and quesadillas, there’s a roster of pastas as well as an Italian sausage & pepper sandwich. It opens at 8am, serving pancakes, breakfast burritos, bagels, and house-made granola.

The menu is well-populated with vegetarian dishes: a feta-jack burrito, a roasted veggie sandwich, a black bean burger. Many items can be prepared to fit a vegan diet, too.

Dessert is a big deal. B Line Pastry chef Terri LaChance promises to make everything from scratch using the best all-natural ingredients. A view of beautiful things in the rotating pie case suggests she fulfills her goal; and my slice of caramel apple pie confirms it. This is a majestic piece of pie, balancing sweet/tart apples that are still slightly al dente with the burnt-sugar seduction of sophisticated caramel sauce.

In my sights for the next visit: black bottom banana cream pie, fruit tart with chocolate-gilded crust, and hibiscus-poached pear pie.

 

What to Eat
B Line, Caramel Apple Pie
Caramel Apple Pie
Must-Try
Sweet/tart apple chunks + burnt-sugar sex appeal of caramel = dessert Nirvana
B Line, Fish Tacos
Fish Tacos
Must-Try
Blackened mahi mahi & ripe avocado make the fish taco sing.
B Line, Guacamole
Guacamole
Guacamole & beer at a window seat: nice way to pass time on 4th Avenue.
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday8am - 9pm
Monday8am - 9pm
Tuesday8am - 9pm
Wednesday8am - 9pm
Thursday8am - 9pm
Friday8am - 10pm
Saturday8am - 10pm
Information
Price
$$
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
Yes
Outdoor Seating
No
Website

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