Spats [Turkey Cranberry Wrap]
Driving up and down College Ave. on an almost daily basis, we have passed Spats on countless occasions. Well, today on a last second whim — we were literally 30 feet away from the driveway when the decision was made — we pulled into Spats for lunch. Spats is a lot smaller inside than it looks and consists of a row of raised booths along the wall and a bar running parallel. There are also too many mirrors lining the walls. Looking at myself while having lunch doesn’t do much for the appetite.
Turkey Cranberry Wrap and Spats Sauce
Not in the mood for a salad, I opted to take a peek at the wrap menu. There are a number of tasty looking wraps, including the veggie, turkey cranberry, chicken cashew, chicken ranch, club, and buffalo chicken. Wanting something relatively simple, I opted for the Turkey Cranberry Wrap. The TCW (no, not Tasty Coma Wife from Scrubs) was deli turkey, cranberry port relish, lettuce, tomato, and onion all for $8.49. This simple combo of ingredients packed a lot more flavor than would appear from looking at the ingredients, mainly thanks to the cranberry port relish. As you can see, the side was a very green bunch of steamed broccoli, which was a nice change of pace from the usual assortment of sides offered with wraps. But, don’t worry, you can still get your fries or chips.
Overall, service was great. The waitress knew the menu, was very friendly, attentive, and happy to share her opinion on how best to order our meals. For example, the TCW can be had hot or cold and she highly recommended going hot, which I did.
It would be a shame not to mention the Spats Sauce, so I will! I was inspecting the mysterious bottle of white sauce on the table when the waitress delivered our meals and she recommended giving it a go on the broccoli. She also described it as a very mild horseradish sauce, which it was. If I had to describe it, I would say it tastes a lot like a mix of ranch and mild horseradish. I put it on both the wrap and the broccoli and enjoyed it a great deal. I thought it was even better on the wrap when I mixed a bit of the Spats Sauce with some of the spicy brown mustard that was also on the table. It added a lot of kick to the wrap and countered the sweetness of the cranberry port relish.
733 West College Avenue