sub sanwiches

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2009/01/14 14:03:22 (permalink)

sub sanwiches

No pictures, my friends, but just want to report in on a great sub I had today from an independent market. i live 3/4 of a mile from a place named Karls Country Market.Best meat in town, as the owner and his son grind their own meat, have great cuts of others, and still make their own coldcuts.What a treat! Karl is from Germany, so every sausage he makes has a distinct flavor and a name I cannot pronounce. As an employee of the one of the most famous locally owned sub chain, it is ironic that I have found a better sub. Although as you guys in previous threads have mentioned the importance of bread-and I agree-and where I am employed we actually bake the bread-this was superior. In laymans terms, the sub consisted of salami, bologna, lettuce, tomato, great strong onions, swiss and cheddar, butter and mayo.The butter thing is what got me to try it-a very German tradition, and Mom put butter on every sandwich she made. As did her father. The sub also had oil and oregano on it.But the bread was wonderful! Tough, Italian from a local bakery-chewy yet soft.About a 4 inch sandwich for $ 2.00. Any of you Roadfooders who get  just this far from Milwaukee will enjoy Karls. They also do a wonderful take out fish fry I will report on later.
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    Bigapetite
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    Re:sub sanwiches 2009/01/14 14:58:14 (permalink)
    I'm getting Hungry just reading about a good sub.
    German cold cuts seem to have a unique taste as they produce many items that you would not normally find at a deli counter in a supermarket.
    In the New York are we had the likes of Schaller & Weber and Karl Ehmer stores where as you walked into the store, the aroma alone would mesmerize you.
     
    As far as most chain sub shops, I have found that they use inferior quality meats and cheeses and for most part their sandwiches leave a lot to be desired.
    One of the biggest turn offs for me is lettuce that is shredded on a slicer.
     
    Like you said, it all starts with the bread and if the foundation isn't there, the rest won't matter.
     
    Me, I like to stick to the Mom and Pop Deli where they use Boar's Head, Thumannn's, Kohler or Dietz and Watson products just like the place you mention
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    Re:sub sanwiches 2009/01/14 15:06:02 (permalink)
    I feel the same about chains and there is a marked scarcity of sub shops here in Austin with the exception of Thundercloud Subs which serve Ca Ca. I have to resort to getting some really fresh rolls from Randall's bakery, some Boar's Head meat and cheese from HEB and make my own. They had a show on sandwiches from around the country on the Travel channel yesterday and while the sub from Jersey Mike's looed good, it's still a chain.
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    Re:sub sanwiches 2009/01/14 15:15:23 (permalink)
    I miss the small owner operated markets where you could get a great sandwich at the deli.

    We're all corporate now in Los Angeles.

    < I didn't need a picture because I'm still drooling >
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    Re:sub sanwiches 2009/01/14 15:19:43 (permalink)
    I was first introduced to these lovelys in Groton Ct. It seemed like you couldn't swing a dead cat and not hit a mom & pop "grinder" shop. Mostly all gone I understand. Too bad.
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    Re:sub sanwiches 2009/01/14 15:32:49 (permalink)
    Mar52-while this should be on a different thread, ny cousins and I , around the L.A. area, found great Mexican food-we just had to drive.....
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    Re:sub sanwiches 2009/01/14 17:04:18 (permalink)
    Ya gotta love those local butchers. We have a butcher shop nearby, also owned by a German family, that makes a lot of their own stuff. Good eats
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    Re:sub sanwiches 2009/01/14 17:17:35 (permalink)

     
    http://www.karlsmarketinc.com/
     
    Karl's Country Market
    W156 N5645 Pilgrim Road
    Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
    Phone: 262.252.3090 | Fax: 262.252.9950
     
    post edited by MilwFoodlovers - 2009/01/14 21:06:29
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    Re:sub sanwiches 2009/01/14 17:40:29 (permalink)
    The funniest thing happened to me just before I left the DC metro area, I found a GREAT sub place.  Why is this funny?  Because it's a frigging CHAIN!  Jerry's Subs & Pizza, their Burke location, is privately owned, and my mom & I stopped by to try their Italian one day.  I was immediately (upon first bite) transported back to my childhood in Groton, CT, where sub shops were limitless and so good!  The bread was good and fairly fresh, the meat was good quality, just enough onions and lettuce, and the sub oil was to die for.

    I don't know what they did differently, because I'd had their sandwiches before and since, at different locations, and they are just "meh".  But I'm drooling just remembering that day.
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    Re:sub sanwiches 2009/01/14 20:45:21 (permalink)
    Geez, now all i gotta do is wade through about 30 feet of snow to get out there to WI and have one of these wonderful subs!

    Alas, Ann, it may be June/July before I make it, but thanks for the report!
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    Re:sub sanwiches 2009/01/14 20:52:04 (permalink)
    Thanks, MFL.
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    Re:sub sanwiches 2009/01/15 08:33:32 (permalink)
    Awesome, just awesome. 15 kinds of potato salad to go with those subs! You're so fortunate to have that resource. We visited your lovely state several years ago and had such a good time eating, playing golf, and fishing. I think it's time for a return trip.

    Thanks for a great report,  Doug
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    ann peeples
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    Re:sub sanwiches 2009/01/15 08:59:30 (permalink)
    Now of course, if any of you do pay a visit-you better let me know!Karls is a great treasure, and besides all the wonderful food they have, their customer service is awesome.
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    Re:sub sanwiches 2009/01/15 13:01:56 (permalink)
    Every Wednesday my boss drives past Karl's on his way to and from our Milwaukee location.  I might have to place an order sometime!

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    Re:sub sanwiches 2009/01/15 13:25:14 (permalink)
    Sometime? 
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    Re:sub sanwiches 2009/01/15 13:29:28 (permalink)
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    The funniest thing happened to me just before I left the DC metro area, I found a GREAT sub place.  Why is this funny?  Because it's a frigging CHAIN!  Jerry's Subs & Pizza, their Burke location, is privately owned, and my mom & I stopped by to try their Italian one day.  I was immediately (upon first bite) transported back to my childhood in Groton, CT, where sub shops were limitless and so good!  The bread was good and fairly fresh, the meat was good quality, just enough onions and lettuce, and the sub oil was to die for.

    I don't know what they did differently, because I'd had their sandwiches before and since, at different locations, and they are just "meh".  But I'm drooling just remembering that day.
    ..where I grew up ... in Yonkers NY in the 1950s and early 1960s we did not have sub shops ... we had Italian delis ... who used great chewy crusty French or Italian bread for hoagies with freshly sliced meats and any fixin's you wanted within reason .. and we had a pizzeria across the street ... who knew what great pizza is supposed to taste like...the modern age really sucks sometimes...


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    Re:sub sanwiches 2009/02/04 12:57:48 (permalink)
    I love Karl's market.  Their meat counter is awesome.  And they are always willing to offer ideas on how to prepare their stuff.  I haven't had a sandwich there yet, but my husband used to pick up lunch occasionally and never had any complaints.  Plus I like looking at the german candy (ok I like buying it too!)
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