RE: Does anyone like Quiznos?
Mon, 02/20/06 10:01 PM
Quiznos has a better tasting bread, serves larger portions and charges more than Subway. Quiznos is good if you live in an area where there are not Great Sub Shops. It's a decent alternative. I like their Ciabatta bread.
But Subway more serves my purpose. Though I haven't lost as much weight as Jared has by eating Subway, their sandwiches are a convenient tool to my weight control.
Their noting of how many calories each sub is proves rather reliable. Of course, you could count calories at home, but this is just easier sometimes. And, it's still eating out.
For example, a foot-long Ham Sandwich at Subway is, oh, about 580 calories if you go easy on the dressing (use light mayo). And while this is nowhere near the size of something I'd like to eat for lunch or dinner, it's still not skimpy. And, letting common sense prevail, it should be enough food for someone...or so I tell myself.
Using the previously noted ScreenBear formula for weight control, simply multiply 10 times my weight (212 lbs), which tells me I can eat 2120 calories a day if I wish to maintain that weight.
Therefore, I can eat 3 of those subs a day and lose weight, if I so wish. Hey, weight loss is a multibillion dollar business in America, and nobody's got the secret yet. This game works for me.
Otherwise, I probably wouldn't ever eat a Subway, except for social reasons at a friend's Subway, and also because Abe's tuna fish at the Subway on Broad Street in Newark, N.J., near Central Avenue just happens to be truly great.
Fact is, I was surprised that Subway has made such good inroads in New Jersey, considering the plethora of great Sub Sandwich shops here. Among the best is Hero King, Market Street, just below Penn Station, Newark.
If you have a stop at Penn Station and have the time, walk the 2 blocks and have a great sub on Cucuzzella bread. A note for strict constructionists: Hero King routinely puts shredded lettuce on its subs. If you don't like that, tell 'em. Hero King is only open during the week, and I think Gus the owner closes pretty early...maybe around 3 p.m.
Another great place is M & P Biancamano, 1116 Washington Street, Hoboken, New Jersey. Equally great Italian style sub sandwiches. He uses Marie's bread, of Hoboken, which is really terrific.
You'll notice I've used a lot of superlatives in describing NJ's subs. It's no exaggeration. Breaded Fried Pork Tenderloin sandwiches we don't have. But hot dogs and sub sandwiches we got.
Of course, you'll have to drive on roads with some very bad drivers, of which we also have an ample and ever-increasing supply. The lawlessness among our drivers seems to be reaching epidemic proportions. But that discussion for another time and place. I just felt I had to warn you.
Here's the problem, though, about eating all those good dogs and subs. If I eat at those places, I gain weight, and then that sends me back to Subway. I tell yuh, it just ain't fair.