Spicy Pickle makes Pilgrims happy with the Harvest Panini

Spicy Pickle makes Pilgrims happy with the Harvest Panini

Props to the Spicy Pickle for having the guts to roll out its new Harvest Panini, essentially a Thanksgiving -- or Pilgrim -- sandwich remade and given a less holiday-specific (or politically thorny) name.

I have a long and delicious history with Thanksgiving sandwiches but have bemoaned the difficulty of finding them in Denver -- outside of a few places, such as Pat's and Spinelli's.

Thanksgiving sandwiches are universally regarded as one of the best gifts to humanity. They consist of the primary staples of Thanksgiving -- turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce -- between two slice of bread or a roll.

The Spicy Pickle's version, which is on the menu for a limited time, consists of turkey, cornbread stuffing, cranberry-cream cheese spread and grilled onions on rosemary focaccia bread. While the Harvest Panini could use a little more cranberry cream cheese (and maybe even some real cranberries) and a few less onions, the cornbread stuffing rocks.

All in all, it's a blessing to be thankful for.

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