Ever since I tasted Jimmy John's for the first time back in 2008, I was hooked. When it was time to return to Puerto Rico I was devastated they didn't have a JJ's anywhere, so I soaked my sorrows eating at Quiznos for 6 years. Now I'm back with a vengeance, storming every JJ's I see around. I've been eating two JJ's sandwiches each weekend by ascending order. I started from the 8" Subs, not the Plain Slims.
Remember the Knight's Round Table? This post will suggest what sandwiches deserve to be in that special place, worthy of draining your life savings. Since there are only seven 8" Subs, 4 sandwiches will make the cut.
#1 Pepe: Smoked ham, provolone cheese with lettuce, tomato and mayo. Meh. So bland that it left me disoriented, walking aimlessly and asking for Pepe. This one doesn't even make it to the door of the room where the Round Table is.
#2 Big John: Roast beef with lettuce, tomato and mayo. Aside from the porn name (which made the cashier repeat it loudly with a trollish smirk on his face) it was really good... Roast beef taste blends perfect with the mayo and tomatoes... Just don't say 'I would like a Big John' too loud. Say #2 instead. Definitely Round Table approved.
#3 Totally Tuna: Tuna, with celery, onions, tasty sauce (whatever that is), cucumber, lettuce and tomato. Is not fair to compare this sandwich with the rest of the menu. If that day you want to swim with the fishes, go with this one. It's totally worth it. Round Table Approved by default (no competitors).
#4 Turkey Tom: Turkey breast slices with lettuce, tomato and mayo. I even added cucumber and cheese: This sandwich is sentenced to death by gibbeting for being so boring in taste.
#5 Vito: Genoa salami, provolone, capicola, onion, lettuce, tomato and Italian vinaigrette. The combination of this Italian deliciousness is near perfect but the aftertaste is like the ending of Sopranos: Mind bending, knuckle crunching suspense, but then... nothing... Approval to the Knightwiches Round Table pending.
#6 Vegeterian: Layers of provolone cheese, avocado spread, sliced cucumber, lettuce, tomato, and mayo. Really good for being a veggie sub. Not enough to convert me into a vegan, but sufficient to keep a vegan faithful to his diet. Same status as Vito.
-J.J.B.L.T.: Baconbaconbacon, tomato, lettuce and mayo. That is all. This one is approved… BECAUSE BACON.
Big John, Totally Tuna and J.J.B.L.T. are in, but Vito and the Vegeterian had to battle it out. After a tense bout, Vito was victorious, since the Veggie couldn't handle all that Italian vinaigrette.
So, there you have it. These are the sandwiches worthy of ordering at Jimmy John's.
FYI don't think I have forgotten the Giant Club Sandwiches, those are reserved for another post in the near future.
Which sandwiches do you think should have made it to the Round Table? Have at it, hungry Opponauts.