I recently got on a kick where I wanted to try all of the sandwich shops in the area to find out which should be my go-to. Growing up, we only had Subway, so it was my standard. But, as I moved further south, I have discovered a whole bunch of others I had never been to. So, here's a quick post about my recent adventures.
This will forever be one of my favorites because it was one of the few fast food places in Wellsburg growing up, and $5 footlongs have a special place in my heart.
As a poor journalist in downtown Charleston, Jimmy John's became a go-to. It is seriously freaky fast, so it makes for an easy lunch.
This sub shop was brand new to me until recently. I made a trek to Teays Valley just to try their Italian. Which, I must say, is pretty dang good.
I've only been to Penn Station 2 or 3 times. And, never to the ones in Charleston, so I decided to check out the Corridor G location. A pizza sub is a different option.
I had never been to - or really heard of - a Steak Escape until recently. So I went to check it out on Corridor G. If you love Philly cheesesteaks, it might be one to check out. For posterity - I had to try both locations on Corridor G and MacCorkle.
Firehouse Subs is probably my favorite hot sub shop. If I want a cold sub (which I tend to call hoagies), it might be Jimmy Johns. But hot subs - this place.
Quaker Steak & Lube
So I guess this place really isn't a sub shop, but I didn't know that. I learned quickly the thing to get here is wings, so I went for that (and some mac & cheese). They're OK.
Steak 'n Shake
I had heard of Steak 'n Shake's cult following, but there were never really any super close to where I've lived. I learned it's a sit-down restaurant, and they have pretty dang good burgers. I got one with mushrooms and truffle aioli, and it was fabulous. Not to mention parmesan fries and a s'mores milkshake. Heaven.
When I asked folks their favorite sub shop, I also got answers like: Potbelly, Primanti Brothers, Quiznos, Schlotzsky's, Which Which, Bellacino's, Pita Pit, and DiBellas. Which is your favorite?