I know, I know... as I write this, the locals will say "we told you so"... but I do it at my own peril.
I had the rare opportunity to check out Bob's this lunchtime and could not get over the deliciousness that is on offer there. First, I must say, I was the only woman there, ordering at the counter. Because of this (?) Bob himself came over to greet me and to make sure I was taken care of. Let me tell you, all of the guys were willing to take care of me without Bob's intervention. I was very very warmly greeted by the guy behind the counter, where there are around 7 guys taking orders from the local guys lined up three deep. I ordered turkey tips on a roll and everything on it. "Everything" was onions, peppers, mushrooms, cheese. He asked me a couple of times "everything?" and I replied "everything". The flanks of Medford guys (sooooo unbelievably CUTE) moved aside as they all took an interest that I was being taken care of. I really love that. But the best was to come...
Five minutes later I got my order to go and I embarked to my apartment to sample it. On the way home, the smell made me crazy... I wanted to dig into the paper right there. But, I demurred and was greeted with a steaming turkey tip "sub" that was all turkey tips with a few vegetables thrown on there for good measure. The turkey was amazing -- big chunks of turkey, marinated and thrown on the grill until they were just cooked through, but flavorful with the marinade on the outside -- juicy, not tough. This was a major serving of tips -- at least six huge hunks of meat, tender and juicy. The roll is a seeded bulky -- perfect for soaking up the juices from the filling and schmearing the cheese. God have mercy.
People have told me about Bob's, but I have been loyal to Victor's in Ball Square. Even though I like the chicken parm at Victor's (if you salt it your self) I have to say, I'll be going back to Bob's. Can't wait to go and get my dose of attention again. :-)