So, I'm in the Montclair district in ... what ... Oakland ... Piedmont?
First time I've ever been there and I go by this place that has a sign ... Grinders Submarine Sandwiches ... well, fine ... but what's the name of the joint ... oh ... it IS Grinders Submarine Sandwiches.
The parking gods are not kind and I'm forced to do a drive-by ... ironically I never saw the joint 20 minutes earlier when I was next door at Monclair Malt Shop ... it was not meant to be.
This might have been a good thing ... I look up the place on the web and get all this sandwich Nazi stuff.
Not that strongly worded but here's an East Bay Express blurb which says you better know what you want before you step up to the counter and place that order. THEN you better answer the questions in the EXACT order they are asked ... or else according to the EBE "he'll let you know when you've committed a delicatess-sin"
The choices are meticulously entered in a computer to be retrieved on your next visit ... yeah, I wouldn't have been in the mood to play today.
I guess the irony is they go through all this computer hassle and they don't have website or an online menu.
So how's the sandwiches? The word 'grinder' is what attracts me. What is good? Is it possible I can get a toasty sub on this side of the bay as good as Submarine Center in SF's West Portal? How's the meatball grinder?
Grinders Submarine Sandwiches
CASH ONLY !!!
2069 Antioch Ct.
Piedmont, CA 94611
Hours: Daily 10 am - 5 pm