Thanksgiving Pilgrim Sandwich at GetGo
GetGo is the region’s preeminent gas station-slash-convenience store, with delectable made-to-order meals, mouthwatering petroleum, and succulent tobacco products.
GetGo has over 200 locations in four states, but I visited the store in Pittsburgh’s Bloomfield neighborhood, which sits proudly betwixt two strip clubs and a KFC. If you wake up extra early, the bread is a little fresher, and you can rub elbows with the area’s hungriest drunkards.
Instead of onerously placing meal items a few inches away from each other, GetGo saves you dozens of seconds and the chance to taste anything by cramming them onto one sandwich. Their Thanksgiving-themed sub, the Pilgrim, features roast turkey, white cheddar, cranberry sauce, and gravy.
Orders are taken through a touchscreen computer, which conveniently offers to upsell you every item in the store. I added tater tots to my sandwich, because I’m a free spirit who lusts for adventure. I also bought a chocolate chunk cookie. And a drink. And anti-freeze.
The Pilgrim was simultaneously salty and sweet, and its diverse tastes and textures overwhelmed my senses. I especially enjoyed the gravy’s briny tang, which, along with the peppy cranberry sauce, was most prominent in my palate.
The turkey was serviceable, but bland and unmemorable, as is all turkey everywhere, without exception. Turkey is the culinary equivalent of an NPR anchor’s voice.
The chocolate chunk cookie was above average, and its time-stamped plastic bag was a quaint reminder of its relative freshness.
Some images from here, here, and here.