Matt Bonner's Sandwich Hunter: Jan. 19, 2010 - Oklahoma City
Entry #11 - Hobby's Hoagies: Oklahoma City
by Matt Bonner
Finally, I observed the various banners and signs hanging in the rafters. One of them caught my interest. It had an official seal on it and read: "The City of Oklahoma City". I know it's technically correct, but I found this humorously redundant. Isn't it assumed that you are a city if that very word is in your name? Would you say "The Island of Long Island" or "The Village of Santa's Village" or "The Beach of Laguna Beach"?
Just as I've always wanted to see a UFO or ghost, I've always wanted to see a tornado. Oklahoma is in "Tornado Alley" so I'm always hoping to see one when we play there (from a distance, of course). Unfortunately, that did not happen this time around.
Oklahoma City is quite pleasant. The downtown area has many good restaurants, museums, and entertainment. Also, similar to Texas, the people are great. They are friendly and definitely love their sports. I can see why there is such a big Longhorn/Sooner rivalry.
Although there were many sandwich shops in downtown Oklahoma City, finding a suitable one was quite difficult. I compiled my list of prospects off of Google and Urban Spoon and took it to the concierge to narrow it down. I started naming off names of spots and got luke warm reactions from the hotel staff. That is until I got to Hobby's Hoagies. Everyone agreed that they had great sandwiches and I might have some success there.