I don’t like cornbread stuffing. I don’t like cranberry sauce. I don’t like wheat bread. I don’t even like turkey much. But around this time last year I concluded that the Turkey Lurkey sandwich made with the foregoing ingredients by the then-Vellutini’s Bakery in Henderson Center, is one of the best I have ever had.
Vellutini’s has become a commercial bakery operating on Broadway near Marie Callender’s. Scott and Stephanie Phelps are now operating The Corner Bakery and Cafe at the Henderson and “F” location. (They also have Babe’s Pizza and Pasta, so they’re a busy pair.) Stephanie shared that their intent, especially with regard to the Turkey Lurkeys, is to carry on exactly as before. I agree. Why mess with perfection?
The origin of the Turkey Lurkey is shrouded in the mists of the past. I think the reason they’re so darn good is the FRESHNESS of the ingredients, not just the bread, which you’d expect, but all of it. This season a Turkey Lurkey goes for $7.65 for a whole sandwich (they’re pretty big- I eat them in halves) and a half -sandwich is $5.25, both before tax. You have a choice of chips or potato salad. Get the potato salad.
I had a Turkey Lurkey the other day and it was amazing. Definitely puts you in a holiday mood, plus if you come in October you can check out the Hallowe’en goodies.
So welcome the Corner Bakery and Cafe to Henderson Center. Sometimes it’s nice when things don’t change.