It is enjoyable to sit with friends relaxing and catching up on each others lives. Whether its' chatting about books, movies, family or situations and things to come - lunch is the perfect venue to do that. I feel more relaxed at lunch versus dinner. With dinner you feel more anxious to leave a table because someone else has a reserved spot to dine.
One of my favorite lunches to order out and which I generally tend to stick to is the Turkey Club. It's one of those sandwiches I would not be quick to make at home so for me it is a treat. Since I am very fussy about what I like and don't like, I always ask if the turkey is fresh roasted on premise or a processed deli turkey. If it's fresh roasted - I'm in; if not, then it's back to burger land.
For me the perfect Turkey Club is fresh cooked turkey and bacon, Hellmann's mayonnaise, crisp lettuce and ripe tomatoes on a good toasted bread. There are a few restaurants in my area that make an excellent turkey club sandwich and those are the places I enjoy the sandwich, the atmosphere and of course the company I am with!
Locally the restaurants that get my turkey club five star rating are:
- Cristy's Luncheonette in Westbrook, Connecticut (open year round)
- The Shack Restaurant in Niantic, Connecticut (open year round)
- The Back Porch in Old Saybrook, Connecticut (open seasonally from May through September)