So Cupcake and I have just returned from a semi-vacation to the Jersey Shore. Not that crap you see on TV that is contributing to the continuing dumbing down of America, but the true Jersey Shore. You know, an ideal American beach town with perfectly manicured lawns, clean streets and pretty much zero crime (including speeding). With pretty much no humidity and an average August temp of 74 (high of 84), Cupcake was hooked.
These idyllic conditions don’t just make for a nice retreat from the late July/early August heat and humidity in New Orleans, they make great bread. Just like beer, bread is greatly affected by the water and, according to some, the air. Just like you can’t find great french bread in New Jersey, you aren’t finding great sub bread in New Orleans. Great sub bread is clearly the key to great subs and our atmospheric inability to make it is part of why we don’t have any sub shops here in town.
The Northeast is the land of million sub shops, but one happens to rise above them all: Sack O’ Subs. Started by the Sacco family in 1947, Sack O’ Subs has a full menu of hot and cold subs available to eat in or for delivery (including to the beach or across the country). The key to these subs is a healthy dose of hot peppers, by the end of the trip even Cupcake needed the peppers to enjoy her subs. Enjoy the crappy phone pics below!