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Let's eat.

From Big Sur's killer cliff-clinging eateries to Salinas' unparalleled produce, this blog aims to sniff out all things Monterey County can stomach, via picture and prose, curiosity and appetite, hand and mouth.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Super Sub

In the name of chain warfare, there is a rather robust weapon available against the Subway onslaught snuggled between Verizon and Marshall's in Sand City: locally-owned Jersey's Subs (899-7677).

I've been meaning to check out their new salad bar for a minute, since there is a dearth of strong options around here. [Crazy Horse (649-4771) at the Munras exit off Highway 1 in Monterey and Jacks in the Portola Hotel (649-2698) top my short list—ask for the locals deal at Jacks, which our food writer Tony Seton just reviewed and save $2, BTW.]

The short of the all-you-can-eat salad bar: There are four lettuces including spinach; eight dressings; about 3o different toppings; basic fruit, macaroni and pasta salads; and individually wrapped squares of cornbread and some 4-inch rolls baked on site every morning.

It all arrives for just $7.95, $.50 off with a coupon that's been running in the Weekly.

But that same coupon has $1 off the turkey-avocado-bacon sub or the hot pastrami reuben—$8.75 instead of $9.75 for the TAB monster with the works on house-baked wheat you're looking at above—so I had to demur. Damn good and messy sandwich made me feel good about the decision.

I split it and the reuben (above) with a friend (actually split them with several friends, they're that big). A slim looker in line told us "I could eat [their reuben] every day. I'm buying one for now and one for later. I'm all for taste."

Consider her a sub teacher.