January 24, 2010
I’ve discussed one of Jimmy John’s subs before, and I figured it was time to try another one of the sandwich franchise’s offerings. Jimmy John’s offers a number of cold cut subs on fresh-baked bread, with entries varying from the usual ham and cheeses and italians to more creative options, like the Beach Club.
The Beach Club is a turkey and provolone sandwich, which also includes avocado spread, sliced cucumber, sprouts, lettuce, tomato, and mayo. With that many ingredients, the sub could become cluttered. However, Jimmy John’s managed to pull it off with flying colors. The turkey and provolone were fine, but the really stars of this club were the cucumber and avocado spread. The cucumber provided a cool flavor and pleasant crunch, while the avocado made for an interesting contrast. The inclusion of lettuce, tomatoes and mayo helped to fill out the sub and keep it grounded. The only element I was not impressed with was the sprouts, which are a bit messy and not noticeably flavorful. The bread, of course, was delicious, but for Jimmy John’s that really goes without saying.
The Beach Club is a Gourmet Sub, which means it runs for a bit more than some of Jimmy John’s other sandwiches, usually around $5.50. It is without question worth the cost, given the unique flavors and ingredients. The Jimmy John’s Beach Club gets two thumbs up.
June 24, 2009
Time for another review!! The initial reviews/previews on this blog have been somewhat burger-oriented, so I’ll change it up with a sandwich from Jimmy John’s. Jimmy John’s is a chain of sandwich shops specializing in sub sandwiches on fresh-baked bread. They offer a couple dozen different sandwiches, which generally sell for about $5. I enjoy many of their offerings, but for this review I decided on the Ultimate Porker (sandwich #17, $5.25).
The Porker consists of ham, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayo, on Jimmy John’s signature bread. It’s not the most complicated or inventive sandwich on earth, or even on the menu for that matter (#13, the Beach Club, includes items like sliced cucumber, avocado spread, and alfalfa sprouts), but it’s a study, reliable combination. The meat is high quality, the veggies were comparatively fresh, and the mayo wasn’t overpowering, a common problem with sandwiches that use it. Overall, it was a tasty, filling sandwich. My only problem with it is the problem I have with Jimmy John’s sandwiches in general: they are served cold, rather than toasted. While they taste fine, the fact that they are served cold, combined with the often simple ingredients, sometimes makes it hard to justify spending the money on a sandwich that could be made at home with relative ease. However, the bread goes a long way towards making it worth your while, and the chain can’t really be faulted for picking a niche and sticking to it.
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