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What's your opinion? Is it worth stopping in for the #13 Italian sub? I have never been there before and I haven't had a decent sub sandwich since I left LA in 1969. We used to go to the Riverside Grand Prix back in the 60's and stay 2 days. I would take a a cooler with beer and subs in it and live on that for both days. I can still taste the fresh bread, meats and cheeses along with the great pepperoncinis but haven't experienced anything that good again in 50 years. Maybe a lost art, I have wasted a lot of money in the search for the real thing.
 

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Much better than Subway imho; but not something to knock your socks off. Get the full sandwich treatment with the oils and such. It certainly isn't the sub from our childhood; but what is? It's still a franchise; so it's heavily dependent on whether the owners are running it or just absentee and leaving it to teenagers to run.
 
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I tried the Jimmy John new franchise in Marysville last weekend, there must have been a meat shortage as the sub was mighty thin . also its apparent that the art of wiping down tables has yet to be introduced to this place as there was no clean place to sit.
 

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..doesn't sound too encouraging. It would sure be nice to find a mom and pop shop where they fixed the sandwiches themselves. No bean counter looking over a teenager's shoulder counting slices of meat...
 

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..doesn't sound too encouraging. It would sure be nice to find a mom and pop shop where they fixed the sandwiches themselves. No bean counter looking over a teenager's shoulder counting slices of meat...
I was back in Egg Harbor, NJ about 30 years ago and my buddy took me to this little mom and pop sub shop. Philly cheese steak; it was so freakin' good! Ain't found one anything like it since. So I hear you Ive.
 

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Now we're talking the goods...

For a hoagie, yes, hoagie, hot coppa', ham, and salami. Provolone, lettuce, tomato, onion. Dressing (oil and vinegar). No mayo, no mustard. You've gotta check the board for the right meat. Cherry peppers or pepperchinis are ok. I think it's #5 on their board, but please do check the meats..

An OK hoagie is hot salami, ham, and mortadella, but since few mouth breathers know about the mortadella, it's typically not found.

The bread out west typically sucks. Period. Need a soft roll, not crunchy. It's due to the fact that you gotta cram the hoagie in your pie-hole, you don't want to cut your mouth on hard crust. It slows down consumption and is a pain in the ass when the peppers burn.

Cheese steaks are made with sliced prime rib. Period. Roll, again, is soft and has to be used to melt the cheese.

The holy grail is a proper cheese steak hoagie. When properly made, guidos will relax and become human for a bit.

I want a slice of cold pizza while my cheese steak hoagie is prepped by a dude in white clothes who's eye-balling my girl. Ugghh...thanks Ive.
 

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Yes, get the #13, order it Mike's Way. I'm a bit confused seeing it compared to Subway, but I guess you can't account for someone else's taste. I've had Jersey Mike's a number of times, and once or twice it was less enjoyable than normal, but that's the case with anything. Fact is they slice the meat as they make the sandwich, the bread and toppings are fresh, and the ratio of fixins to bread is pretty consistently right.

Is it the magical sub or hoagie of yesteryear? No, and it isn't served by mystical unicorns. But nothing is as wonderful as we remember it way back when. Heck, I still pine for Koogle Peanut Butter from back east when I was but a wee lad, but truth be told, if it was still around it probably wouldn't knock my socks off either.

Having said all that, there used to be a place on Casino Road right off Evergreen called C's Deli that had a teriyaki chicken sub, and that thing was amazing.
 

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Sub? Hero? Hoagie? Italian sandwich? Wedge? Grinder?

We have a Jersey Mike's and some Firehouse Subs thing. I won't go there, because we have Pickle Barrel. Their Philly is actually a (very good) sloppy joe, and their steak and peppers is a Philly. Get a half sandwich.
 

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I've eaten at a couple Jersey Mike's and several Subway's. None are spectacular, but they are ok, dependable and you won't get sick. My Holy Grail (besides the perfect Bolognese) is Bratwurst. On a trip to Dad's Wisconsin home town in the late 60s, I had some Brats at a softball game (an intense brawling sport BTW). I can still taste them (almost) and have exhausted my search here in Washington. Found some good ones here and there but no comparison to my memory.
 
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Jersey Mike's is much better than Jimmy John's and Quizno's. JM shouldn't even be in the same sentence as Subway. I've been to meetings where Subway was ordered and I chose to not eat.

Pickle Barrel in Bozeman...get the Dragon Slayer or Ken's Special. Never really got into their hot sandwiches.

Seattle has Tubs which is pretty excellent.
 

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We got a JM in recent months, but I haven't tried it yet. Based on reviews here, I don't know if I will. Seems like most subs are too much bread and too little stuff inside. Jimmy John's was the worst, about 85% bread I think, maybe more. The best Italian subs in the Oly area is Meconi's, but even there last week I thought the bread to other ingredients was too high on the bread side. I mean, isn't the bread just supposed to be the packaging?
 
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