Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Great American Hero - Dallas, TX

Nothing quite says "great sandwich" like a blond perm and a red leotard, right?  Thankfully the ladies working behind the counter at Great American Hero have neither, but the sandwiches they serve up are every bit as advertised.

An often overlooked hole-in-the-wall sub shop on Lemmon in Dallas, this place has been around for more than thirty years and does things right.

Yep.  Looks a lot like a circus, I know.

Roughly fifteen hot and fifteen cold subs, with several breads to choose from, great meats, and really fresh vegetables.  Today I went with the #1, Italian, which is my standby for subs.  Genoa, capicola, ham, and provolone on French bread, I got it with everything...lettuce, onion, tomato, oil, vinegar, spices and oregano, plus mayo, pickles, and jalapenos.  Great sandwich, and I particularly like that the pickles are the chilled Claussen variety, sliced lengthwise very thin, adding crunch, coolness and flavor to the sandwich.  Bread seems to be homemade, and the proportions of ingredients, though light on the meat, are great.

If you're in Dallas.  If you're in the mood for just a classic sub.  And if you can find it.  Maybe you should try, Great American Hero.


Atmosphere:  sub shop, tables inside and out, good for lunch

Food:  submarines, hoagies, grinders, cold cuts, depending on where you're from

Dog Friendly:  I'm guessing they wouldn't have a problem with one outside

When to Go:  lunch

Crowd:  assorted

What to Order for the First Timer:  Italian sub with everything, mayo and pickles

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