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People who truly appreciate great paintings can also appreciate great sculptures. Similarly, people who can appreciate great sandwiches can also appreciate great soups. With that being the case, I am constantly challenging myself to expand my horizons and try new and different soups so that I can always offer up a knowledgeable recommendation on what kinds of soups to pair with Turkey Sandwiches.
First off, let me say that you people who think soup is just a Wintertime accompaniment, you’re wrong. Dead wrong. Good soups can be enjoyed at any time of the year.
Second, let me say that I absolutely push myself to the absolute edge to provide you with the best information on the most cutting edge soups. But I thought I might have met my match last week when I visited Elysian Fields in Seattle. The soup they offered up was “Potato and Cabbage” concoction that I thought might even be beyond my tolerance. But I sacked up and ordered it.
The crazy thing is that it was actually pretty good. Maybe it was my reluctance or embarrassment to order it, but the soup was even more memorable than the Turkey Panini itself. For all I know this soup could have been a big joke to see who would have the cajones to order it.
But no matter what, just remember this: I did it for you. I did it for you.
Most of the time I think “Panini” is just code for the heals of the bread loaf being disguised as a toasted sandwich where the pieces are cut into triangles to be cute. I had a fairly mediocre Panini called “The Sofia” at some deli in Breckenridge this week and thought that it was just because I’m not really that big of a Panini fan.
But maybe there is more to this story. After I ate the sandwich, I thought back to the conversation the people I was with had the guy working at this deli. They told him that I was “The Turkey Sandwich Report Guy and the Turkey Sandwich better be good.” Needless to say, his reaction was less than impressed. So there’s a fair chance that there was a healthy amount of spit mixed in with the cranberry sauce. And our sandwiches took forever to make, so I’m pretty sure he scrubbed his taint with the Panini bread.
If you ever have the pleasure of eating a Turkey Sandwich with me, and you want me to actually EAT the sandwich, keep your mouth shut and just order your fucking sandwich.
Have you ever seen anyone at a Fazoli’s? Have you ever heard someone say, “Hey, I have an idea. Let’s get Fazoli’s for lunch!”
But Fazoli’s isn’t really all that bad. Their Submarino Club and Smoked Turkey Panini aren’t really all that bad. In fact, they’re better than a lot of other Turkey Sandwiches I’ve had. Plus, I like to get a slice of their cheese pizza for the ride home (a road slice) – but that’s another subject altogether.
So I am asking you – my loyal readers of The Turkey Sandwich Report to join me in our “Adopt a Fazoli’s” program. Participating is easy. All you have to do is pick a Fazoli’s location and keep them in business by eating there once a week. That’s all! Stop by, get a Submarino and a slice of pizza. For less than $10 a week, YOU can keep a Fazoli’s location in business. That’s less than the cost of a cup of coffee per day.
And the best part, you’ll feel good about it.
I’m adopting the Fazoli’s at 8260 S. Quebec. Please leave a comment and let me know which Fazoli’s you are adopting.