I'd been eyeing this place for years. I knew it must be good, as it had been in business for quite some time, but I never could think to go. Then, when Catawba Brewing opened its doors next door, my husband and I gave it a try.
Honestly, I expected a sub like Jersey Mike's. (No offense, JM's. You have your own, great place in this world.) I suppose my point is: How different can you make a sub? Well, let me tell you, it can be done.
I got a turkey sub with hummus (yes, hummus) and black olives and their signature oil, vinegar, and spices. It was fresh, flavorful, and healthy! It came with a choice of potato or pasta salad, and this, too, was most tasty and "zingy."
My husband had the chicken salad sub, and I watched the owner make it up from scratch, right there before my eyes, so you know it's not been sitting around for days hoping someone will look in its direction. He said it was yummy!
I would suggest allowing a bit of extra time to order or call ahead. The owner, that night at least, was working alone, and it took a bit of time as there was a big rush while we were there. It was worth the wait, however, and I suspect during peak hours, things move more efficiently.
In short, this is not your "run of the mill" sub shop. It is homemade deliciousness, and I dare you to find a better sandwich in this town. It simply can't be done!