by Brian Clarey

something awesome

The Turk $7.99

Jerusalem Market; 5002 High Point Road, Greensboro; 336.547.0220

“So what do you like,” I asked my friend behind the well-stocked deli counter, “the Armenian or the Turk?” “I like the Turk,” he said. Presumable this had nothing to do with politics or history — the Armenians were famously persecuted by the Turks during the days of the Ottoman empire in one of the modern world’s first attempts at Genocide. Things are relatively peaceful here at the Jerusalem Market, just a whole bunch of exotic packaged and fresh foods that you can’t get anywhere else in town. Take these sandwiches, which have more commonalities than differences. Each comes with lettuce, tomatoes and cucumber sauce wrapped in paper-thin, unleavened bread, but the Armenian is based on dried beef, while the Turk uses dried sausage.

Make mine the Turk. The wrap, loaded with onions and hot peppers, was the best lunch I’ve had in a long time. And it smelled so good it drew more than one curious coworker down into my office while I knocked it out.