It was 1993 and I was in college at Southeast Missouri State in Cape Girardeau, MO. I grew out my hair, rode a skateboard around campus and listened to “alternative” music. Grunge music was all the rage and a bunch of bands from Seattle who were supposedly “alternative” became the mainstream.
Bands like Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains and Stone Temple Pilots got too big for me. I still had all of the CDs, but I wanted to be in the know, so I dug a little deeper and found bands like The Screaming Trees, Hammerbox and Mudhoney.
Fast forward 17 years later and I live in Seattle part-time and instead of spending my disposable income going out to see shows at the Showbox or Crocodile Cafe, I eat Turkey Sandwiches for fun. Instead of going out to the record store to hunt for some rarities, I search for new or out-of-the-way sandwich shops. A couple weeks ago a place called Delicatus opened up in Pioneer Square and burst onto the scene.
As an apparent honor to the Seattle music scene and one of those bands that didn’t quite make it into the mainstream, they named one of their sandwiches the Mudd Honey. This is one sick sandwich: Roast Beef, Turkey, slab Bacon and BBQ on French Roll. Amazing.
Even if you think Grunge sucks or if you don’t event remember what Grunge was, go out and get one of these sandwiches. Take it from this Grunge connoisseur, The Mudd Honey at Delicatus has a chance to be the Nirvana of Turkey Sandwiches.