What Restaurant Has the Balls to Serve Potato and Cabbage Soup?

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.

With soup

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.

You Got Free Soup, I’m There

I had a BUSINESS meeting in Philadelphia last week.  We decided to make it a lunch appointment and chose McGillin’s Ale House in Downtown Philadelphia.  (They call it “Center City” there)

McGillin’s is old.  They opened this son of a bitch in 1860.

McGillin's - Philadelphia

When I arrived for my meeting a little earlier than the person I was meeting, the hostess (who was also old) said the sweetest words these ears have ever heard: “We have free soup.  Today’s soup is Turkey Noodle.  Feel free to serve yourself.”

What?!  Free Soup AND it’s Turkey Noodle AND you can just serve yourself?  Genius!  That’s the kind of Ale House I like!

On top of that, their Turkey Sandwich was FUCKING awesome.  Real turkey.  No bullshit here.

Pure genius. Free soup and awesome Turkey Sandwiches.