Now as you know, I like me a good sub. Meaty, with bread your fingers can sink into, enough to fill a hand. Bag of chips, a pickle, and I’m eating right. So, I was excited that my first assignment was No. 7 Sub, in that hotel on Broadway that used to be a flop house.
My excitement, friends, would be short-lived. I looked at the menu, and the first thing I see is “shrimp sausage” with something called “shitso peppers”, onions and grape jelly. Who’s the hairdresser eating this bullcrap?
Then I saw one with cauliflower, raisins, potato chips and French dressing. Hey, is this a sandwich or a shopping list?
And what on God’s green earth is “peach munchim”? “Pico de lettuce”? And are you really going to put wax bean salad IN my sandwich? Did you buy every ingredient on the menu with food stamps?
Oh, and pickles are TWO DOLLARS! Back in my day, you’d get the pickle for free! You could just reach into the barrel and grab one! I thought I was seeing things
In the meantime, the hostess, boy, was she a sweet thing, blonde, pretty smile, just the right amount of curves. Ba-boom! Anyway, she pointed out that a long line of riff-raff had now formed behind me, ready for their snooty hoagies.
I panicked! I told her I wanted to get the Meyer Chicken sandwich, mainly because “chicken” was the only thing I could see on the menu that actually belongs in a sandwich.
The place is about the size of a broom closet, and there’s no place to sit, but I finally get my order. First off: you’d think for a $9 sandwich made by two fat Mexicans, it’d be a lot bigger. Is chicken going extinct or something?
But I don’t care, I’m hungry and I’m going to enjoy my Meyer Chicken sandwich. Now, I’m not sure who Meyer is, but by the taste of it, I’m guessing he’s a relative of Oscar Meyer. WHAT IS THIS HORSESHIT?
I take a bite and the first thing I get my chompers on is a cold piece of bone. Not that I would mind giving a warm bone to the hostess.
However, what little edible meat there was was hiding underneath some leafy green that looked like it could’ve used a long sponge bath. The toasted bread gave me a case of raw mouth you usually need to go to the Philippines for. And whatever the sauce was made my sandwich taste like one of Yutzi’s loafers.
In summation, I had three bites, then left in disgust and gave the rest to a bum.
They ought to call this place “#2 Sub”! Know what I mean!
No. 7 Sub, 1188 Broadway, New York, NY