We’re down in Texas this week visiting some friends and for you loyal readers of the Turkey Sandwich Report, you know that means one thing: a Turkey Sandwich from the Gristmill.
Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to accompany Mrs. Turkey Sandwich as she made the trek from Austin down to New Braunfels for dinner at the Gristmill last night. But when she came back from the journey, she delivered a perfect Turkey Sandwich. And THAT’S why she’s Mrs. Turkey Sandwich, people.
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:
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.
Grocery stores in Denver pretty much suck.
First of all they make you use those fucking frequent shopper cards to get the discounts so they can stalk you and know what you buy. I refuse to carry them. I’ll ask for a new one every time, I don’t care.
Second of all, most of the checkers and baggers are little punk-ass fuckwads and never do any fucking work. Don’t worry about it guys, I actually enjoy bagging my fucking groceries.
Third of all, they don’t carry Boar’s Head deli meats. They insist on carrying that second rate crap.
I’ve been in San Antonio over the weekend and you damn well know I stopped by the HEB today to pick up some Boar’s Head deli meat. I went with the Salsalito since I haven’t had it in a while. I never really took the time to appreciate HEB’s vast selection of Boar’s Head meats and cheeses while I lived here. They even had Boar’s Head Sauerkraut! I thought about buying it, just as a memento.
Pictures and shit on the way. I’m using someone else’s computer this weekend and they’ll probably freak out if I log them out of their Yahoo account, so you’ll just have to wait until I can get into my own Flickr account.