This is my 1st post here, so I hope I am not crossing the line. I am an 'industry insider', so to speak.
In reading the posts, I noticed someone asked about the best place for Italian subs in the south Florida area. I live next to a small sub shop in the Davie/Plantation area, and sort of stumbled across this business while cruising around, trying to find restaurants unhappy with their produce vendors and looking to find someone to provide quality fruits and veggies from all over the country. I am not an employee of this sub shop, just someone who's now become a customer, and has eaten their food for about 6 years, now.
The shop is called LaSpada's - the first thing I noticed when I walked in is the perfect quality of their lettuce and tomatoes. Unfortunately, no business for me there, but I was turned on to what I consider to be the best Italian sub shop I have ever visited.
They make a sub called The Monster. The thing is massive. I'd guesstimate it at about 14 or 15" long, in the large version, and the way it is built is impressive. I have no contact info, address, etc. for them, but they are most likely in the yellow pages, I'd think.
Normally I go into a joint, buy a large sub, and eat it as part of a meal. This thing is so large it IS the meal. In fact, it usually makes 2 meals for me, and I eat alot. The bread is sliced, a selection of ham, turkey, salami, and capicola, is laid down as the first layer. This is followed by the add-ons - lettuce, tomatoes. sweet or hot peppers, olives, etc. I'm sure you get the picture. Mayo, oil and vinegar, sweet or spicy mustard, your choices. Then yet another layer of meats is added to the top, and tucked under the first couple of layers, making a nice round bundle in the bread. Then more oil and vinegar, salt and pepper, etc.
If I had to guess I'd say the thing weighs about a pound, probably more. For under 10 bucks, in this area, it's a pretty amazing sub. There is always a line of people pretty much extending out the door, and it is frequented by the Dolphins players once they get out of practice. It's pretty cool to watch those guys, too, as the push your sub down the line, adding to it as they go.
Local guys, local fans, and killer food. I don't think you'll find better, at least in my experience. I highly recommend it. Have any of you ever heard of it?