Matt Bonner's Sandwich Hunter: Jan. 19, 2010 - Oklahoma City pg. 2
Page 2 - Hobby's Hoagies: Oklahoma City
Ratings (out of 5)
A couple family friends from Kansas City, Matt McNeil and Red McCoy (no relation to Colt), had driven down for the game and picked me up to go to lunch. We pulled up to Hobby's and Red masterfully parallel parked his black truck. We entered through the front door and my first impression was that this was a blue collar sandwich shop. If Hobby's bumped into Panera on the way to school, then Hobby's would take Panera's lunch money, give it a wedgie, and make it cry "uncle".
I asked the register employee what their best sandwich was and she told me the steak and cheese and the Italian. I went with the Italian, grabbed a drink and chips and took a seat. The eating environment was cafeteria like… very simple and basic. The patrons ranged from construction workers to suits to medical personnel. Our sandwiches arrived and we talked sports and reminisced as we ate. I was in good company.
The sandwich was decent. Nothing special, but solid. The deli meats (ham and salami) were Boar's Head, which is a good brand. The cheese was decent and the veggies as well. The bread was relatively soft and fresh. There is nothing I can complain about. But at the same time, there was nothing distinct about the sandwich. Nothing that grabbed my attention and separated it from all the other Italian sandwiches out there.
Luckily, we return to The City of Oklahoma City in the spring and the bellman assured me he would do more research and find a better place for me next time. Until then,
-The Sandwich Hunter
Sandwich Quote of the Day: "There's nothing like unrequited love to take all the flavor out of a peanut butter sandwich." --Charlie Brown
Song of the day: Black Mags by Cool Kids