4 Crazy Thanksgiving Food Mash-Ups To Try Around Town
Everyone seems to love a culinary mash-up these days. Heck, a college student at UCLA just created a "ramnut," which is basically a hybrid of the ramenburger and a donut. So why not apply that same hybrid philosophy to America's most indulgent holiday? Well, some restaurants have. These are some of the more inventive results.
Turducken Sausage (Photo courtesy of Dog Haus)
The Turducken Sausage at Dog Haus: Adam Gertler of "The Next Food Network Star" fame is making a serious mashup for his holiday offerings at DogHaus, namely the Plymouth Rockwürst—a sausage featuring smoked turkey, chicken and duck with fresh sage, rosemary, thyme, whiskey-soaked cranberries, and yams. The creation is topped off with apple cranberry mostarda, sweet potato tots and sausage gravy on grilled King's Hawaiian rolls. It's sold for $6.99, which is a pretty good deal considering how pricey a giant feast can cost. Take the extra scratch and use it to order some festive sweet tater tots, a butter pecan shake, pecan beer, or if you're at their location in Pasadena, the Old Musket Cocktail made with bourbon whisky, chocolate bitters and a blend of nut flavored liqueur. Dog Haus
Photo courtesy of Slaters 50/50
Thanksgiving Burger at Slater's 50/50: Slater's has been known to make some pretty ridiculous creations, and this year's holiday offering is no exception. The Thanksgiving Burger features Slater’s 50/50’s signature fresh patty topped with house made brioche dressing, turkey gravy, made-from-scratch cranberry sauce and sage mayonnaise served on a honey wheat bun. It's massive, and just like your Thanksgiving feast, there might be leftovers. Here's more info at Slater's 50/50.
Photo courtesy of Kye's
Thanksgiving Burrito at Kye's: The new Santa Monica-based health spot is making a hearty twist on hybrid foods, using roasted turkey, spiced cranberry sauce, cornbread stuffing with fennel kabocha and chard, gravy and toasted pecans to stuff a collard green wrap. Their Thanksgiving Kye-rito will be available starting Tuesday, November 18th and at least through the end of December. It goes for $12. Check out Kye's website for more details.
Photo via Greenspan's Grilled Cheese on Facebook
Cheesegiving at Greenspan's Grilled Cheese: The holiday grilled cheese creation at Greenie's Melrose sammie shop includes turkey plus gravy dip, green beans, crispy shallots, cranberry sage chutney, and Tillamook medium cheddar on rye bread. And it's all for a good cause, too: a portion of the proceeds go to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank for every sandwich sold, courtesy of Greenie's partnership with Tilamook cheddar. Same goes for their other seasonal items, like their sweet potato latkes and Throwback Apple Pies. They'll be available from November 20-26. Find out more here.