Thursday, February 11, 2010

Primo Hoagies

Jonathan had heard great things about Primo Hoagies from work. We decided to give them a try the other night, and now also have great (and one negative) things to say.

We walked in and took a look at the menu, a large board above the counter. There were a lot of details about the ingredients in each sandwich, but no prices whatsoever. Eventually we decided that there must be a flat rate for each of the three sizes (small, primo, and whole... primo is footlong, and that's what we each ordered). After we finally ordered and got the receipt, we were made aware that there were different prices. But no place in the store except the takeout menu features prices, so it's kinda hit-or-miss and crappy in that respect. This is the one negative thing.

We waited less than ten minutes and were were out the door with our fresh hoagies. I ordered the Whacked Chicken, which is a breaded cutlet with sharp provolone, pesto, and bruschetta. The bread was toasted with sesame seeds. The combination of pesto and bruschetta was really good, making for a tasty overall sandwich. I think that $9 might have been a tad steep, but it was really good, and I was able to make it two meals, so maybe. Jonathan went traditional with the Italian , which included prosciutto, provolone, hot cappy, and genoa salami. His also came with all the typical trimmings - lettuce, tomato, onion, mayo, oil & vinegar, salt & pepper. He liked it a lot, and even I thought it tasted good! His was only $7, and he swears it was worth every penny. It also served him as a second meal.

One of the interesting things about the place was their "primo sides" that they had in a refrigerated deli case along the wall. Everything from potato salad and macaroni salad to pepperoni bites and marinated mozzarella balls was available. Cole slaw, olives, pepper shooters, stuffed olives, pasta salad, fruit salad, and I'm sure I'm missing some. And these were all very competitively priced to a grocery store around here.

End note: miiight get them again. But, they're kinda far, like almost 20 minutes away. Far + pricey = bad news in my book. Jonathan wants to try at least two more of their hoagies tho, so who knows...

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