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This Is Not a Drill: Turkey and the Wolf Is Popping Up in Boulder for One Day Only

The collard green melt from Turkey & the Wolf is deserving of the hype.
The collard green melt from Turkey & the Wolf is deserving of the hype. Molly Martin
Sometimes a certain eatery gets a whole lot of hype but the actual food from said eatery is straight disappointment. Not so with New Orleans sandwich darling Turkey and the Wolf, which made a big national splash when Bon Appétit named it the best new restaurant in America in 2017.

A sandwich shop? Best new restaurant? Indeed. The place soon had long lines as chef Mason Hereford suddenly welcomed every food-loving tourist visiting NOLA. The excitement around Turkey and the Wolf was still in full swing when I visited in 2019 and ordered, among other things, the much-lauded collard green melt. The hype was real.

Sloppy and savory and swimming in sauce and cheese with the most tender, flavorful collards holding everything together, this was a sandwich I've literally dreamed about since. And now you can taste it without a trek to New Orleans — if you act fast.
click to enlarge Can't make it to New Orleans? Catch Turkey & the Wolf in Boulder. - MOLLY MARTIN
Can't make it to New Orleans? Catch Turkey & the Wolf in Boulder.
Molly Martin

Hereford will be at Pizzeria Locale Boulder (1730 Pearl Street) on Wednesday, July 13, for a one-night-only takeover inspired by his upcoming cookbook, Turkey and the Wolf: Flavor Trippin' in New Orleans. Dining room reservation slots are almost full, but there are a handful of pizza bar reservations still available.

Tickets are $66 and include a four-course menu (yes, the collard green melt is on there) and a signed copy of the cookbook; beverages, tax, event fee and gratuity are excluded. Reservations are available on Tock.

The full menu includes:
  • Thai cabbage salad with pig ear cracklin', roasted chili and coconut vinaigrette
  • Fried chicken pot pie
  • Collard Green Melt with Swiss cheese, pickled pepper dressing and coleslaw
  • Ice cream sandwich with cookies & cream, peanuts and Cheez-Its
A collaborative pizza inspired by Turkey and the Wolf's Italian sandwich and suggested wine pairings will also be available.
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Molly Martin is the Westword Food & Drink editor. She’s been writing about the dining scene in Denver since 2013, and was eating her way around the city long before that. She enjoys long walks to the nearest burrito joint and nights spent sipping cocktails on Colfax.
Contact: Molly Martin