Yesterday, I found myself in Berkeley at lunchtime wishing I had paid more attention to Limster's recent post on lunching in Berkeley. Fortunately traffic stopped me in front of the the Cheese Steak Shop on University, and they had a large parking lot.
Bonni and I bought an excellent submarine sandwich in at an Italian deli in Scottsdale, Az to have on the plane on the way home. We were exclaiming how strange it was that we couldn't find a decent sub place around here. We are both puzzled by how people seem to settle for subs on soft mushy rolls with (horrors) mayonaise on them.
I ordered a 7" mushroom cheese steak with grilled onions and hot peppers. It was great. It was one of those that you had to eat over something because you were guaranteed to have things falling out, unless you're a more skilled eater than I.
I finished my business in Berkeley, and called Bonni to let her know I was leaving for Carmel. When I told her about the subs, she suggested tht I pick up a couple of Italian cold cut subs for dinner. They came with choice of hot or sweet peppers, provolone, mortadella, capacolla, and salami, onions tomatoes and shredded lettuce, sprinkled with olive oil and oregano. They were just like the ones we used to get in Boston. The cashier told me that they bring a lot of their ingrediants in from Philadelphia.
When I looked at the frequent buyer card they gave me I was surprised to see that it is a little chain with ten stores in the East Bay.