I’m going to make a bold statement: The Pickle Barrel has the best Turkey Sandwich in Fort Collins, CO.
“What happened to Cheba Hut? you might ask. That’s a great question.
Here’s the deal with Cheeba Hut:
1. Their sandwiches are ok. Nothing great, but ok.
2. I feel used. Right about a year ago, the head honchos over at Cheeba Hut invited me up to Fort Collins. They wined me, dined me and pumped me for uber-valuable Turkey Sandwich information. I gave them everything thing I had. Well, guess what? I haven’t heard from them since that fateful Turkey Sandwich Summit and I’m pretty sure they’re scheming up some Turkey Sandwiches with all of the ideas I gave them.
So I feel used. Robbed of my Turkey Sandwich innocence.
The funny part is that one of the sandwiches I dreamed up for them included BBQ Sauce. Well lo and behold, right down the street, not more than a stones throw away from Cheeba Hut is The Pickle Barrel. And guess what The Pickle Barrel has? A Turkey Sandwich with BBQ Sauce. Take a look at it here.
It’s called the Wiley Coyote and it fucking blows the doors off anything Cheeba Hut makes. Cheeba Hut’s Midwest’s Best can’t hold Wiley Coyote’s jock. Serious.
The crazy thing is that there is also a Which Wich on the same block! But, I can guaran-fucking-tee you this: everytime I’m in Fort Collins, I’m going to the Pickle Barrel. At least they’ll respect me in the morning.
I’m sorry that I couldn’t share all of the details with you in advance, but I took a meeting with Cheeba Hut today. It was all really hush-hush, but they invited me up to Fort Collins to talk Turkey Sandwiches.
To be blunt, they were uber-impressed with my Turkey Sandwich knowledge and prowess. So much in fact, that they wanted to get together and see if we could spark up some ideas. And spark we did. I gave them three solid ideas for sandwiches that they should add to the menu and from what I gather, they’re going to try them out at the Fort Collins location. If all goes well, they could be rolled out nationally.
As for the meeting today, they were nice enough to treat me to a sandwich of my choice. Being a Midwest kid, I went the Midwest’s Best. It’s technically a Club Sandwich – ham, bacon and the like. And I added some peppers and a little Ranch Dressing.
The Cheeba Hut guys also gave me a hit of White Widow. I definitely specialize in Turkey Sandwiches, but this was a tasty chicken sandwich. Good stuff.
All in all, the guys at Cheeba hut are good shit. They’re really into firing up good sandwiches and good service. PLUS they actually DO adequately TOAST their subs, unlike Quizno’s who keeps shortening their toast time so they can make the sandwiches faster.
There was one weird thing that happened at the end of the meeting: they asked if I wanted to “mow the grass”? First of all, they didn’t even have a lawn. Second of all, their sandwiches are good and all and they’re nice guys, but I’m not not mowing their fucking lawn, no matter how many Turkey Sandwiches they give me. Fuck that.