The Best Turkey Sandwich in Austin

The Turkey Sandwich Report has been silent lately, and for that we apologize.

“Why?” you might ask.  Mostly because “The Man” has been beating me down and making me work way too much for the past few months.  But fuck that.  I

So let’s get back at it:

can’t let The Man keep me from my passion.  He can bust my ass all day, Monday through Friday.  But he can’t own me 24 hours a day.  He can’t own my weekends.  And most importantly, he can’t keep me away from Turkey Sandwiches.

This is a Turkey Sandwich from Shady Grove in Austin, TX.

They smoke their own Turkey in house.  Shady Grove is one of my favorite places in Austin and I’ve been there dozens of times, but never had their Turkey Sandwich.  The reason?  Their Brisket Tacos are really good.  But just like The Man can’t keep me down, Brisket Tacos can’t hold me me back from Turkey Sandwiches.

And with ppologies to Which Wich, who was nice enough to sponsor our Turkey Sandwich Report event at SXSW, I’m gonna say it: Shady Grove has the best Turkey Sandwich in Austin.  They’re probably gonna put this on a t-shirt now.

Turkey Tacos are Friggin’ Delicious

Alright, let’s just get this out of the way right off the bat: A sandwich is a sandwich and tacos are tacos.  But when someone puts turkey in tacos, it’s good enough for this here sandwich pundit to talk about it on his Turkey Sandwich blog.  So don’t even think about posting some wise-ass comments about how (insert whiny voice) “This is a Turkey SANDWICH blog and I didn’t come here to read about TACOS.”

Got it?  Ok, good.

Green Mesquite is in Austin, TX.  They do BBQ and they do it well.  But reason #1 why I like Green Mesquite is that they do what I call “Texan Fusion” cuisine: Part BBQ, part sandwich, part Mexican – all in one entree.  I had the Turkey Tacos with BBQ sauce AND salsa on it.  Yes, BOTH at the SAME time.  Don’t knock it until you try it.  You take a look at this photo and tell me this doesn’t make you hungry:

Turkey Taco Close-up

More photos of my visit to the Green Mesquite are here and here.

Reason #2 why I like Green Mesquite is fact that there is a George Jones poster hanging inside.  The fact that they know good Country Music gives them “street cred” as a true Texas BBQ joint.

George Jones Poster