NOLA Yum: Our First Time at Turkey and the Wolf

Turkey and the Wolf, recently voted America's best new restaurant and it's basically just a (delicious) sandwich shop.

I'd seen a couple Turkey and the Wolf posts in my Facebook feed before I was eventually like, ok, what IS THIS place?

Turkey and the Wolf, [is] in the sleepy Irish Channel neighborhood of New Orleans. The decor was garage sale bric-a-brac, the vibe was basement hangout, and Ween was playing on the speakers. I’d just polished off his riff on that turkey sub of his youth, which he made with ham (smoked in-house for ten hours), a thyme-and-dill-spiked mayo, sharp two-year-old cheddar, tart cranberry sauce from a can, and spicy arugula on a French roll. It was a study in textures, a superbly constructed sandwich that was more than the sum of its parts. I wished the ham-and-cheese versions my mom used to pack for me in my A-Team lunchbox were a tenth as good. ~BON APPÉTIT MAGAZINE

After reading a handful of (all positive) reviews, we finally made our way there to check it out. We ordered the pot pie (for me) and the ham sandwich (for the Mr., both pictured above) and all I have to say is that ham sandwich though. This sandwich had cranberry, aged cheddar, herbed mayonnaise and arugula on french bread and it already had me wanting to try other sandwiches on the menu. The fried bologna sounded really good, so did the chicken salad, the vegetarian collard green sandwich and the wedge salad even sounded yum as we spotted a few people who'd ordered it and it looked like it was probably pretty tasty.

So if you're a fan of fancy (but still tasty!) sandwiches in a casual atmosphere, you might want to add this place to your list of places to try if you haven't already.

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