Recently, after 10 maddening minutes circling midtown in search of a parking space, we gave up and just started driving. How perfect is the perfect lunch spot if you can't park?
And then we arrived at Sub Stop, whose building was sold last year, but which has actually gotten a reprieve because of the downturn. The pink brick wall of Sub Stop, where there was not one, not two, but several parking spaces. Sub Stop! The affordable taste of dining out when I was a semi-employed 'zine writer. Taste of Tokyo, International Market and Sub Stop -- my three 1991 options under $5.
We ordered a short turkey and cheese and a short reuben, plus one drink to share for less than $10. The turkey was just exactly what little Fluffermuffin wanted -- plain and straightforward. My reuben was made well and positively lofty with meat and cheese, as you can see. Upon reflection, sub is not quite the right format for a reuben because it lacks the buttery grilled crunch that is so critical a part of the sandwich chemistry and flavor profile.
But I'd go back again for lunch, because the menu is long, the price is right, and I know there will be a parking spot.