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Noted! Thanks! I'll probably try it tomorrow, I'll be in that area all day tomorrow. Have you had JP Graziano's? LOVE that place. Great family owned place that's been at the same location since the 50s.
Hold on there slim, the Half-Smoke definitely has it's place in the long line of tubed meats. I prefer mine with chili and onions with a side of cheese fries. No it is not a Coney nor is it supposed to be, just like it is not a chili dog like some people would try to claim that is what a Coney really is. As far as subs go there is a pretty good place to get a "gourmet" style Italian sub on the outskirts of Clarendon near 66 called the Italian Store, they aren't huge but have pretty good flavor.
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I have not but I work in the so I'll check it out on Monday. Thanks for the heads up.
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The joint you are talking about is right off Spout Run and sure it's good. Best part is you can drop your car, regardless of make at a 1960's type garage at Reinharts down the street and they can do anything and it's inexpensive. But the IS is pretty much it, if you want to do a run from the office it's a haul, and with a metro area at least 10x that of Lansing this means decent sub pickings are slim.
And I'll take a Coney or Chicago dog over those half-smokes any day. No room to work with that, because Ben's is a one-off and needs some competition.
They use Damato's Bread (bakery over off Grand) it's not the same soft bread as Jersey Giants but it's excellent. All their meats are imported from Little Italy in NYC and their giardiniera is incredible. Try a 'Spicy' a 'Tuna Hot' or a 'Mr. G' those are my favorites. I literally eat lunch there 2-3 times a week lol. They close at like 3:30 pm however.
While technically not "sandwiches", you really can't go wrong with Menna's or Panchero's...especially if drunk (which transforms dub/burrito into epic winning).
I was having a personal life debate the other day. Which is better? Jersey Giant or Big Johns steak and onion.
Neither side came out on top, but I definitely won.
I like Big John's...but i LOVE Jersey Giant.
This is why I don't go there. The bread is good, but too much. If that's how subs are supposed to be, then I guess I don't like subs. I want bread and meat, not meat flavored bread.
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Its five o'clock somewhere.
Ha! Bari uses D'amato's bread too. They're right next door to each other. Oh happy day.
The Boss is good. Any sandwich with capicola is instantly better. I went and grabbed a sub a couple weekends ago when MSU was playing. They didn't have capicola and the dude slapped on ham and put pepper on it. I told him, that ain't right. You gotta tell a man you're out of capicola.
State Side Deli has the east coast deli thing going, but I don't really care for Pastrami or corned beef. From what I remember, that basically leaves a turkey sandwich, etc that you can get anywhere.
Jimmy Johns is fine. The big Italian sub. Again, capicola.
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Man....Jersey Giant is awesome.
BTW, does anyone like the pickles at Schwartz's Deli? What is up with those things?
Submarina California Subs down on Edgewood in South Lansing is my favorite, mostly because they have freshly sliced avocado. The owner is there almost everyday and she's super friendly, as well as the rest of the staff. They do catering/concessions for some MSU sports/events as well.
Pics of super friendly owner?
pablo's sucks. Everyone always says their tamales are good but every time i've gotten them they are dry and bland
If anybody wants a JG made by an RCMB member come down to the west Saginaw/waverly one. I enjoy meeting all you supposed hot shots
No offense, but not sure I want a sandwich made by a guy named bungholeman - at least, not unless I can watch you wash your hands with soap (and maybe some bleach) before you do.
State side deli in Okemos
Jersey Giant is classic but they still can't get you a legit corn beef sandwich.
"Honey, I'm going to pick up dinner. This guy from this internet message board named Bungholeman offered to make it for us!"
Anybody been to penn station in frandor. They have some good subs, a little different style than JG though
I am originally from N.J. and can tell you the #8 at the Giant is the best sub west of the Hudson and East of the Delaware! Don't screw it up by putting anything other than lettuce, tomato, onion, oil and vinegar, oregano and maybe a little salt and pepper....people should be shot for putting mayo on a "real" jersey sub....and the thought of heating such a sub is just criminal, Jim!
Penn station is a national chain. It's a step above Subway, but that's about it. It's not even in the same ball park as Jersey Giant.
This thread is an abortion.
1. Trevor is complaining that a sub sandwich has too much bread showing us all he hasn't ever been to the east coast.
2. Trevor tries to prove his point by showing a picture of a Jersey Mikes sub
3. Some other dude says some national chain that uses frozen bread shipped from a central warehouse that is, at best, a poor man's Jersey Giant is better than Jersey Giant.
4. Many others say that a deli sandwich is better than Jersey Giant, comparing apples to oranges (though, in their defense, the OP did not qualify responses to subs)
5. Someone brings up Penn Station which is the Jersey Mikes of broke ass philly cheesesteak sandwiches crossed with a quiznos/potbelly's conveyor belt oven sandwich.
Jersey Giant on MAC was awesome with all the football player autographs on the wall in exchange for free sandwiches. JG in Frandor and Okemos are likewise awesome.
Though I will agree that in the last 3-5 years the quantity of meat/cheese has decreased slightly as prices have gone up. I also dont like that they've added some other things to the menu in order to "keep up" with places like subway, etc. I can't wait to come home this summer, first order of business is a stop at JG in Okemos for a #14.
I have been around a long time - upstairs from America's Cup, on the corner where the pharmacy is. It's ok but I've never understood the greatness. I agree too much bread - and I like bread. I think I don't really like the bread. I would head straight next door to Jimmy John's - plus I can get one for 3/4 the size and not have to make decisions.
I honestly feel terrible for bashing this local institution. Everyone I know loves it. I remember when I took a friend from Queens there and he said he had never tasted anything like it and reminded him of the best places around home.
Ok, maybe I don't feel that bad. Ever notice that they will only give you one napkin and stow away the extras? And then they charge for re-fills.
I agree that the menu "keeping up" has been kind of pathetic to watch. Jersey Giant shouldn't have a French Dip. Call me a traditionalist, but I think it's an outrage.
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