Winner: Smoked Turkey Sandwich
Restaurant: Ladder 133 Sports Bar & Grill, Providence, RI
Sandwich Creator: Chef Donald DiScullio
Inspiration: “We had turkey breast in house and decided we didn’t want to do your run of the mill turkey club. We smoke the turkey breast out back and we do some really delicious flavor profiles with a Southern flare, like the Alabama white barbecue sauce.
Key Ingredients: Smoked turkey, Alabama white barbecue sauce, balsamic onion jam, pickles, bacon, lettuce, tomato, cheddar cheese, brioche bun.
Food Cost: $3.53
What the Judges Said: Until we crossed paths with this sandwich, we had never tasted Alabama white barbecue sauce, much to our chagrin. This regional barbecue sauce has a base of mayonnaise, not tomato, and it’s perfect with chicken, turkey and pork. When combined with creole mustard, horseradish, white vinegar, paprika and other spices, it’s a revelation. Combine that with turkey that chef DiScullio smokes himself, and you have an unbeatable combination. If you’re not familiar with this Alabama sauce, look into it. It should be part of your arsenal.
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