We had to kick off our Memorial Day weekend with a few errands before J went to work. Everything we needed to do, we could do on the south side of town, so there was no need to go out to Delta Township. The thing with staying close to home is that we are running out of new places to eat lunch. There are definitely a few places that we have been making repeat visits to, but tyring something new is always more fun.
One of the places we haven’t tried is Blimpie in the strip mall at the corner of Pennsylvania and Miller. In fact, neither one of us had ever eaten at a Blimpie. J didn’t even realize it was there and she goes by it everyday on her way to work. I see the signs near the road for $5 12 inch subs and I’ve seen some pretty good specials at other stores. J said she just wanted a sandwich anyway, so we went to check out a new place.
Blimpie is set up like most sub sandwich shops. They have an assembly line counter with three ladies who made different parts of your sandwich. The first lady cuts the meat. She has a deli slicer in front of her and they cut the meat to order. The next lady puts the toppings on. There’s not as many options as some of their competitors, but they still have the most popular items. The third lady took care of drinks and the cash register.
J started the ordering and went with the Veggie Supreme. The first lady had to turn around and look to see what that was. She had a hard time remembering the cheese. The sandwich has what they were calling the “cheese trio” which was provolone, American, and Swiss cheeses. Like the name suggests, the rest of the sandwich was veggies. Banana peppers, roasted red peppers, tomatoes, lettuce, onion, vinegar, oil, and oregano were piled on a six inch wheat sub bun. She was also given the choice of mayo which she declined. J really liked the sandwich and said the bread was better than Subway’s. She’s been so hit or miss at Subway lately. Sometimes the bread is soft. Sometimes it’s hard as a rock. This bread was really soft and chewy. The roasted peppers were a little much and she picked most of them off. The six inch was a little too much and she pulled off the veggies and gave me the rest of hers as a cheese sandwich.
Just as I was getting ready to order, I noticed a sign set up next to the counter with a few more sandwich options. On that sign was a french dip. I do love sandwiches that you dip in Au Jus, so I ordered that. The roast beef is piled on the bread and topped with choice of cheese. I got the zesty Parmesan bread and provolone cheese. They warmed the sandwich in the microwave then pressed it on the panini press. I could have gotten more veggies on the sandwich, but then it wouldn’t have been a French dip. It wasn’t a huge sandwich, but it was really good. They did nuke the Au Jus in the microwave, but it didn’t really warm up. Still it was delicious and I polished my sandwich off in a matter of minutes.
With one drink, our total was a little over ten bucks. We chose to eat there because I didn’t want to spill the Au Jus in the car. We were both a little surprised by Blimpie and really liked it. The best thing is it gives J another options on night I have to work.