A Sandwich a Day: Turkey Club at Bruxie, Orange, CA
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At Bruxie, waffles come in all forms: filled with dark Belgian chocolate, folded around lemon cream and seasonal berries, or stuffed with savory fixings, from smoked salmon to hot pastrami. I went with something a bit more straightforward: the Turkey Club ($8.95).
Warm, golden waffles envelop thin slices of turkey, romaine lettuce, and tomato. On one side, there's a slab of Gruyere flecked with crisp shards of bacon. On the other, a squirt of pesto mayo. Two hunks of soft, ripe avocado lazing on top of the meat complete the picture.
Bruxie's waffles are made with a Brussels waffle-style batter that's leavened and contains no sugar. They're light, and a bit yeasty, with shallow divots and a crisp exterior. If you love a toasted sandwich (or are partial to paninis), it's worth stopping in to one of the five locations in Southern California to give one a whirl, whether it's savory or sweet.
About the author: Erin Jackson is a food writer and photographer who is obsessed with discovering the best eats in San Diego. You can find all of her discoveries on her San Diego food blog EJeats.com. On Twitter, she's @ErinJax