After talking about how underappreciated cereal was by people in my last article, I started to think about other foods or places people just took for granted. The first thing to pop in my mind was Subway. I?ll admit at first, I wasn?t too crazy about Subway or any of its sandwiches when I was younger. But with getting older comes great wisdom and experience.
Subway is my go to place when I have no food at home, don?t feel like cooking, need something on the go or just want an awesome sandwich that tastes great. Subway served as a second dining hall for me during my stint at UConn. One of the first criteria a person should take into consideration when choosing colleges is the proximity of the nearest Subway. Fortunately for me, UConn had two Subways, both in walking distance of my dorms on campus. And what makes a good thing even better, their sandwiches are cheap. I?m sure everyone has seen the commercials, you can get a foot-long sandwich for just $5.30 after tax. Now I should mention, this special does not cover every foot-long on the menu, but it does cover the best sandwich they offer.
The Spicy Italian is a sandwich that consists of pepperoni, salami and your personal choice of bread, cheese, veggies and dressing. I was ordering this before it was even an option on the menu, but being the nice guy that I am, I let Subway take credit for it. I personally have taken this sandwich and perfected it, much like the Italians did with pasta. When ordering a Spicy Italian foot-long, you get Italian herb and cheese bread, pepperoni, salami, provolone cheese, and then depending on your mood, you can either toast the sandwich or have it cold. Then for the veggies, lettuce, tomato, jalape?os, yes I said jalape?os, with oil and vinegar. This is the Mona Lisa of sandwiches, but don?t just take my word for it, try it for yourself.