Ever been to Jersey Mike’s?

Hello all, I just had a great eating experience at Jersey Mike’s Sub Restaurant.  It was my first trip there and frankly I was a bit skeptical. . .I’ve eaten at Subway, Togo’s, Jimmy John’s, Quizno’s and other “Sub” sandwich shops, but I was immediately impressed by the place.

We were greeted by the Manager, Mike Spiegel.  He is from Jersey.  Yes, I was in Jersey Mike’s, talking with Jersey Mike.  He let us sample some fresh cut cappacuolo and proscuittini while we were deciding.  I have to be honest, when a business goes a step further and talks to me, rather than just stands there and takes my order, I feel a bit special and it makes me interested.

So after a long look at the menu, Mike talked me into a hot Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich.  A large hunk of steak was immediately slapped on the grill behind him, then he got the onions and peppers going.  After a few minutes of churning the sizzling components together, he added the cheese, diced it up a little more, then moved the meat mixture to a fresh soft roll.

I was ready.  Maybe it’s because it’s only 65 degrees out today, or just that the smell of the place was whetting my appetite, but I went into this with open arms.

Mike tossed in a couple of fresh cookies “because we were rookies” (get it: cookie, rookie) and I got down to business.  That was by far the best Philly Sandwich I’ve ever had.  Mike checked up on us and I almost ordered a second sandwich but then I remembered that there’s always tomorrow.  Now, don’t get me wrong, I’ve never been to an east coast boardwalk and sampled the sandwiches there, and I concede that.  However I know good food and this is now at the top of my list.

If you have a Jersey Mike’s in your area, don’t drive by thinking that it’s just another sandwich shop.  Stop in, grab a Philly Cheesesteak, and tell them that Ryan sent ya  😉  www.jerseymikes.com

OK, I just got back and now I’m making myself feel hungry again.  Let me move onto a special that might entice you.  We’re offering $5 off any iPod battery installation.  Now until October 31st, 2008.  Just use coupon code “PHILLY” online and it’s adjust your total before checkout!

Have a great week, Ryan