Turkey and the Wolf named one of Food & Wine’s restaurants of the year

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  • Turkey and the Wolf was named one of Food and Wine magazine's restaurants of the year.

Turkey and the Wolf (739 Jackson Ave., 504-218-7428) — Mason Hereford and Lauren Holton’s whimsical Irish Channel sandwich shop — has been named one of Food & Wine magazine’s 10 best new restaurants of the year.

The list called the restaurant a “sleeper hit,” praising the lamb neck roti, fried bologna sandwich, tacos ‘inauthenticos’ and the fiery cabbage salad.

The magazine’s blurb said:
We were just a few bites into a lamb neck roti at Turkey and the Wolf when we decided that this place is one of our favorite new restaurants in America. The wrap was flaky perfection, the meat was softened in a braise with chiles and caraway, and the whole thing was crowned with tart yogurt and a pile of herbs. It was, to borrow from chef Mason Hereford’s lexicon, pretty damn “dank.” And right there is 
the magic of Turkey and the Wolf: You can go ahead and gush about the luscious texture of the meat or the nuance of the spice, but you’re going to be the only one—everyone else is too busy having a good time.
The honor shouldn’t come as a surprise, as the restaurant has won praise from critics (including this one) both locally and nationally.

To cull the list of winners, the editors of the magazine took six months, travelled 45,000 miles and sampled restaurants in 20 cities before whittling the list down to their top 10 favorites.

Other winners include Brooklyn’s Olmsted, Roister in Chicago, and San Francisco’s Tartine Manufactory.

Last year, the editors chose N7 as the New Orleans contender, calling it “the most romantic French restaurant in the world.”

To see the full list, click here.


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