417 Mont-Royal E.
Bus: STM 11, 30, 97, 427
Visit: September 24, 2011
If you read yesterday’s post, you’ll notice that now did 2 different sandwiches on the same day within mere hours of each other. Lately, I’ve been looking for every kind of gimmick sandwich possible. Since Subway has been advertising their bacon steak sandwich hardcore, so that compelled me to make this another priority.
I entered the location right after 3:00 p.m. on a Saturday afternoon and to my lack of surprise, there were only 2 people in front of me, both of whom wanted to use the washroom. That luck in lining up led to me getting my order done quite quickly.
Upon mentioning what I wanted, I was informed that the much advertised chili sauce was no longer available. Now, since I was there for steak and bacon, it was not a deal breaker. I asked the “sandwich artist” what the next best replacement sauce would be and we were on our way.
Now, having had another full sandwich earlier in the day, I decided to do something that I haven’t ever done at a Subway before. I decided to go for a 6 inch version instead of the full 12 inch kind. This is something that I did to ensure I finished everything and to save a little money, since doing all this isn’t so free.
This visit to Subway also was personally historical in another way. Since I ordered the steak and bacon combination, it marks the first time in 12 years that I’ve had something different at Subway. I’ve always been comfortable with my turkey selection and that has always been something that hit the spot for me. Going away from that, even if for one day, was something that needed to be done, just to get the bacon. When I get my normal turkey, I don’t get it toasted or add any bacon, I just get what I need. So, this sandwich, with bacon and it being toasted, was something completely different.
Steak Bacon Sub
This sub contains lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, onions, green peppers, south-west sauce, cheddar, steak, and bacon on fine herb cheese baked bread.
I’d like to apologize first of all for not including the picture I took of the open sandwich. Upon further inspection of that picture, I was not happy with the way it turned out. Anyways, I’ll let my description of what it was speak for itself. If you think that’s mouth watering enough, you’ll try it for yourself.
The first thing I should note about the sandwich itself is the fact that I took all my normal fixings and replaced the turkey with the steak/bacon combination. So, I was pretty well aware how most of it would taste with the exception of the new players in the sub.
The fact that the sub was toasted was different for me. In the last 12 years, I only had my sub toasted once and that was by accident. I go to Subway for the cold sub and if I want a hot sub, I go to a casse-croute place. On this occasion, I didn’t really get the choice, not that it would have mattered anyways. The fact that steak and bacon were included necessitated the toasting. When you bite in the sandwich, you don’t really notice really that much of a difference other than the fact that the steak and bacon were warm. The toppings are colder because they are put on afterwards. So the toasting yielded no complaints for me.
The steak and bacon were definite hits for me. The steak was consistent even though it looked like more ground up pieces compared to strips. The bacon was definitely there, though as time progress, it started to fade away. But, having that unique flavour combination in the sandwich made me start thinking about having this more often.
The fact that the green chili sauce wasn’t available didn’t really disappointment whatsoever. The replacement south-west sauce filled in quite nicely. Before the sandwich was complete, I was asked if I minded spicy sauces. Having just had a spicy lobster roll, I quickly dismissed any concerns. You can definitely feel the kick that the south-west sauce has. In the end, the sandwich wasn’t any worse off without the supposedly superstar addition of green chili sauce.
After having completed this sandwich, one question really still remains for me. As a matter of fact, I had the same question before having tried the sub. Is this a permanent item or not? If it is, I can definitely see myself having this a lot more often. If it isn’t, I believe that Subway is making a mistake. But then again, I can understand why it isn’t something you try every day. For me, having something new and good every day diminishes how I feel about it. That’s why the debate of whether or not this is a gimmick will be on my mind for some time to come. Either way, I made the right choice by having this sub on this particular day.