Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Sub'r Bowl Review: Blimpie

[NOTE: This blog posting is very belated, and it is significantly shorter than the other Sub'r Bowl posts.]

This week's sub shop in the Sub'r Bowl is Blimpie, which you might find in anywhere from a franchise store in New York City to a Hess gas station in Florida. Blimpie rounds out the National Chain, over 1000 Locations Division, as well as the Sub'r Bowl itself!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Sub'r Bowl Review: Main Street Pizza

It comes as a surprise to all of us participating in the Sub'r Bowl that the Local Pizza Shop Division has had the tightest scoring of highly rated sandwiches. We now come to our final contender in the division, Main Street Pizza, and it doesn't disappoint. Two trips were required to fit the participant's schedules, and I was fortunate enough to go both times.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Sub'r Bowl Review: Jason's Deli

Jason's Deli was a popular choice when we first decided on the Sub'r Bowl contender list. I'm not sure why that is, since, to my knowledge, Jason's Deli doesn't actually advertize or sell subs on their menu. Well, that's not entirely true, as they do have a couple of items under a "Subs" section on their menu; but it didn't look promising, and I was expecting very little.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sub'r Bowl Review: W. D. Deli

This week begins the final round of the Sub'r Bowl. W. D. Deli isn't strictly speaking a sub shop, but we were coming up short on reputable places to fill out the Local Sub Shop Division. However, since you can order any sandwich combination you like on a hoagie roll, you might call it the ultimate customizable sub shop. It's all in how you look at it.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Sub'r Bowl Review: Cerroni's The Original Purple Garlic

It's week 12 of the Sub'r Bowl, which, due to an earlier mix-up in the schedule, ends this round in the Local, Pizza Shop Division. The original schedule had featured VJs Pizza, which is a place none of us had heard of but had great reviews — until recently. Apparently the place changed owners, and now the web site is gone and the intarwebs are full of complaints. So for the second time in this division we went to an alternate, Cerroni's the Original Purple Garlic.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Sub'r Bowl Review: Quiznos

As the nearest competitor in terms of sheer national presence, this week's Sub'r Bowl visit to Quiznos was anticipated to be a head to head comparison to the super-chain Subway in the National Chain Over 1000 Locations Division. To my surprise, even though I think I would prefer a Quiznos sub to that of Subway, the scoring came out remarkably similar.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Sub'r Bowl Review: Thundercloud Subs

Although Thundercloud Subs is somewhat more than local but less than chain, it is nonetheless the third competitor in the Local Sandwich Shop Division. This shop has 28 locations, mostly in Austin, with two in the San Antonio area. You don't get to that level of success without doing a few things right, so we were about to see how they stacked up to the rest of the competition in the Sub'r Bowl.