A Special Chicago Edition of The Turkey Sandwich Report

It was quite a week in Chicago.  Baseball, bars, meetings and of course Turkey Sandwiches.

First off, I resolved some major confusion.  I had heard a lot of big talk about the Turkey Sandwich at the Nordstrom’s on Michigan Avenue.  I made a stop at their cafe a few weeks back and it wasn’t all that much.  It’s was ok, but not what people were telling me.

THIS WEEK, I realized that all of these people, including my boss, Bob Strausser (who has been nagging me like an old housewife to be mentioned in the TSR) led me astray.  They were talking about a place in the mall food court, NEAR Nordstroms – not IN Nordstrom’s.  Big difference.

This place, which happens to be called Jaffa Roasted Turkey is the fucking shit.  They use real turkey and soak it in broth before stacking it on the sandwich.  I went there twice this week.  The Turkey and Cranberry Sandwich is like crack.

I also stopped by the New York City Bagel Deli and had a Turkey Reuben (made with Boar’s Head Pastrami Turkey.  This is a really nice sandwich – and what makes it nice is that they heated it up perfectly.  Not too hot and gooey, but gooey enough.  Plus, the Boar’s Head Turkey doesn’t hurt either.

Nice work, Chicago, but the Cubs still suck.

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