Dish of the Day: Joey's Turducken sandwich

by Leslie Turk

Mention EatLafayette at Joey's through Aug. 15 and you'll get a special price, $8.98, on its Turducken sandwich.

Mention EatLafayette at Joey's and you'll get a special price, $8.98, on its Turducken sandwich. The sandwich holds a roasted, Cajun-stuffed turducken breast (a turkey breast stuffed with duck and chicken breasts), along with pepper jack cheese, lettuce, tomato and spread, all on a jalapeno sourdough bun. Sweet potatoes fries are served on the side.

Joey's has been serving Acadiana since 1981 and houses a market with prepared foods, a deli, bakery and expansive wine selection, as well as a meat and seafood department. It also caters events and offers daily specials and a regular lunch menu. It is open for lunch Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The market is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Every week day during EatLafayette, the popular initiative to get more diners into locally owned restaurants, The Independent will spotlight a Dish of the Day; on Wednesdays, our Dish of the Day also becomes the Dish of the Week and is published in the print edition. The campaign runs June 18 to Aug. 15, with a kick-off event scheduled for Tuesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Acadiana Center for the Arts.

To be eligible for the Dish of the Day feature, digital images from participating EatLafayette restaurants or their patrons must be emailed to Katie Macdonald at [email protected] or Elizabeth Rose and [email protected]. (From time to time, The Independent will also photograph some of the dishes.) When emailing please include information like any special cooking techniques used, the name of the chef or cook who prepared the dish, and whether the dish is part of an EatLafayette special. The print edition of the paper will include a Dish of the Week feature. Read more about The Independent's ongoing EatLafayette coverage here.