Though some people may only associate turkey with deli-style sandwiches or Presidential pardons, the chefs at Just Turkey have a much more evolved view of the bird. Using a bit of spice and a whole lot of creativity, they've worked turkey into a range of traditional American staples, unveiling dishes as varied as turkey chili, turkey lasagna with spinach, and even turkey nachos. And while it's hard to pass up a juicy turkey polish with fries or a spicy jerk turkey burger, the shop's specialty is its turkey barbecue, which includes plates of deep-fried turkey ribs and honey glazed smoked turkey legs.
The chefs at Turkey Time celebrate their namesake bird with comfort fare made only from unprocessed, premium turkey. Standing in for fatty pork and beef, this healthy lean poultry finds a home in dishes such as barbecue turkey tips, turkey meatloaf, and smothered turkey chops. The bird lovers slow roast turkey legs until they’re fall-off-the-bone tender and smoke their own turkey breasts for salads and sandwiches. Sides of homestyle mac 'n' cheese, collard greens, and candied yams fill gaps in the plate, while house-made desserts, such as banana-custard pudding, seal in meals and protect sensitive skin from sunburn.
The cooks at Carmen's Cafe craft thin-crust and Chicago-style pizzas, sundry pastas, and Italian entrees. The Taste of Italy specialty pizza blends sliced prosciutto and fresh mozzarella with spinach, basil, and garlic, served on an extra-thin crust. In the morning, patrons can enjoy gyro omelets with onions and tomatoes or spruce up waffles and french toast with strawberries or banana.