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Steamy Steak Sandwiches:
Last year, Mike and I discovered Bub’s by chance and convenience. We had just arrived in downtown San Diego for the Comic Con, and the best parking spot we could find was located next to the ballpark. We were both starving and decided to try Bub’s, a sport’s bar that was conveniently located right next to our parking spot. I was a little hesitant because in my experience, sport’s bars usually don’t specialize in good food.
After seating ourselves in a huge booth next to a wide open window, I began scoping out the decor. The first thing I noticed was a large painting of Kramer from Seinfeld.
I’m a fan of the show, so I immediately began to warm up to the place.
The sandwiches stood out over all other options. They all sounded good to me, but one in particular sounded better than all the others: The Beach Break Steak Sand. It was described on the menu as having grilled and marinated pieces of steak, topped with melted cheese. It also came with lettuce, tomato, and onions, but I usually nix those extras. Instead, I ordered it “All The Way” which included grilled onions, peppers, and mushrooms all on wheat bread. I was also excited to see that all entrees come with an order of tater tots, one of my favorite potato sides. I decided to be a real chubster, and ordered them with melted cheese.
It was love at first sight, and after my first taste, it was also love at first bite! I was immediately hooked, and knew we had discovered a diamond in the rough. Bub’s is my favorite sandwich joint of all time. After that first bite, no others compare, and I knew we would be back as often as I could make it happen. The steak was juicy and perfectly seasoned. There were huge chunks throughout the entire heaping sandwich. The melted cheese and grilled peppers and mushrooms were also the perfect compliment to it all, and the bread was fresh and hearty and never got soggy from all he juicy flavors. It was perfect till the last bite.
The tater tots were also cooked to perfection. They were crunchy out the outside and hot and steamy on the inside. The cheese wasn’t needed, so on our next visit, I ordered them without the cheese, and they were even better. If they would have had nacho cheese opposed to melted American cheese, it may have worked a little nicer.