Leave it to the humble bologna sandwich to take New Orleans by storm. Actually it’s not so humble a sandwich anymore, thanks to the incredibly notable Turkey & The Wolf.
This is an offbeat place with a chef (Mason Hereford) who has worked in some of New Orleans’ finest restaurants, but who never lost his love for the foods of his childhood. Don’t expect fancy—and that’s the charm of Turkey & The Wolf. Plates are mismatched, there are vintage salt and pepper shakers and napkins displayed as art. But all this fun is just the prep for some suberbly creative and delicious sandwiches.
Named the best restaurant in the country by Bon Appetit magazine and one of Food & Wine magazine’s best restaurants of the year, Turkey & The Wolf makes sandwiches a revelation. The star is its Fried Bologna Sandwich, which is unlike any my mother ever made for me! You have to see it and taste it to believe how good it is. To start with, the bologna is homemade. It’s served fried on thick white toast, layered with hot English mustard, shredded lettuce, American cheese—and the clincher, potato chips. Yep, it’s pretty amazing. Others sandwich choices include a Collard Green Melt that sounds like a mishmash of ingredients but tastes heavenly, and a ham sub (yes, they smoke their own ham, too!) with cranberries, cheddar and arugula. Non-sandwich items are just as wacky creative—like a tostada with French onion dip, refried beans, and crumbled Doritos—and everything served is worth a taste.
Turkey & The Wolf
739 Jackson Avenue
Monday, Wednesday – Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (or until they sell out)
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Turkey & the Wolf is any easy commute from Avenue Inn; just 10 minutes by streetcar and a short walk, so come enjoy a sandwich or two. Call today to book a stay!