The Turkey Sandwich, with a Touch of Class

Fancy Turkey Sandwich, originally uploaded by nealdstewart.

Not all Turkey Sandwiches come from shit-hole delis, gas stations or dirt bag taverns. Even the Turkey Sandwich Report steps up in class every once in a while.

We really stepped it up last night in Seattle after seeing Ben Folds perform with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, the TSR dined at local hot spot, Purple Cafe. Sure they offer “syrah poached mission figs with prosciutto di parma” and “roasted new zealand pork chops”, but they also offer a Turkey Sandwich.

This particular Turkey Sandwich comes with Harvari, crisp bacon (fucking good bacon, too),  red pepper mayo and a nice mixed greens salad on the side.  As you can see from the photo, it’s a nice presentation.  I chose to pair my Turkey Sandwich with a nice Pinot Noir from Napa.  I thought that the roasted turkey and salty bacon did a nice job of bringing out the citrus flavor of the dry pinot.  Very nice.

See, even the Turkey Sandwich can class its ass up every once in a while.  You didn’t think we had it in us did you?

Next up, we’ll be debating whether Turkey Bologna is really a Turkey Sandwich or Bologna Sandwich.