The novel The Accidental Tourist, by Ann Tyler, is about a travel writer who specializes in books for people who don’t like to travel, and want to find familiar reminders of their homes in faraway places. In this spirit, I’d like to give a shout out to the friendly staff of one of two national chains with a presence in Mariposa, our local Subway.
Like most successful chains, part of Subway’s appeal is its standardization and lack of (unpleasant) surprises, so this Subway will closely resemble the one in your neighborhood, with all its virtues: a wide variety of reasonably priced sandwiches, soups, cookies, and even pizzas. The chain’s slogan is “Eat Fresh”, and the veritable salad bar of sandwich toppings makes the offerings as healthy as they are tasty.
I did find one thing slightly different about this particular Subway location: they’ve revived the Seafood Salad Sub, which disappeared from the regular Subway menu many years ago. Downside: it’s a special, available only one day a week, and, oddly, the day is Thursday, rather than Friday. Still, a nice alternative to the tuna.
Value: OK for most of the menu, but keep an eye out for whatever the monthly special is, for some really good deals. Overall verdict: Subways are more valuable to locals; when I travel, I’m more inclined to try for the local color (see my review of competitor Short Stop). That said, seems like every family has a homesick “Accidental Tourist”—you can do much worse than give that person a bit of a break from the adventures of vacationing with a familiar, inexpensive, and nutritious meal from Subway.
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.