This was not our first visit to Founder's Brewery in Grand Rapids. In fact, it is pretty much our rule that if we go to GR (as we call it here in West Michigan), we need to stop at Founder's. The beer is great and the sandwiches are incredible. Always fresh ingredients, good bread, and wonderful flavor combinations.
So, on Labor Day, we headed to GR for a West Michigan Whitecaps game with our friends, Kristi and Steve, and had plans to meet up with Hillary, Jeff, and Graham for a bite and a beer at Founder's. I was thinking about it the whole time we were at the game. Now, the food at the quality of the concessions at the Whitecaps games are pretty good. Apparently, the burgers are great (not that I would know), and Adam Richman was there with Man vs. Food to try the ginormous 5/3 burger. But, I did my best to not fill up there. Only a small snack to tide me over so I was ready for Founder's when the time came.
So when we arrived at Founder's, I immediately started scanning the menu for the sandwich that would fill my belly. I have had a few other their other sandwiches before, and they have all been great, but I wanted to go for something new. NOTE: A lot of their sandwiches have meat on them, and not just turkey... so, the choices are a bit limited, BUT, there are still several options.
I elected to go for the Curmudgeon today. Smoked turkey on rye with colby jack, red onion, baby spinach, sauerkraut, and horseradish sauce. Sounds good, right? Well, it is! There is a nice sharpness to this sandwich from the horseradish and the onion. The sauerkraut adds an extra bite, and the spinach and colby jack balance it out. Not to mention the delicious smoked turkey. It is really juicy, thick, and seasoned perfectly, with the smokiness as an extra bonus. Plus, the fresh rye bread! This sandwich is heaven.
Paired with the Oatmeal Stout which is as rich and creamy as a beer can be, this was a very satisfying and craveable meal!
Heading to GR? Check out Founder's. If you are a Bell's fan... you will be blown away! Yep, I said it. ;)
five golden forks out of five