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Funny story--my plan was to eat at Mmmpanadas (because it's fun to say), but turns out they're only open for lunch. Luckily, the Mmmpanada truck lives in the same parking lot as Short Bus Subs, so that's where I ate instead! (Maybe that wasn't a very funny story.) But you know what is funny? Imagining the food trucks that are in the same parking lot coming alive at night like the food truck version of Toy Story meets Cars. Then they have mad food truck shenanigans and save the city of Austin. (Pixar, call me!)
Short Bus Subs is a shorty 'lil school bus. Their motto is "Better 'cuz we're baked." and I believed the dude making my sub practiced the philosophy of "getting baked" on a regular basis. (Magic school bus, indeed.)
They boast over 18 varieties of subs, listed on cutesy chalkboard menus on the side of the bus. They take the school theme very seriously, as each sub has a name like "The Hot Teacher," "The Lunch Lady," and "The Mascot." A six-inch sub will run you $5.49 and a twelve-inch sub goes for $9.49. I was worried that they would make you answer a math question before ordering, like, "If Susy orders a twelve-inch sub to split with Brett Bretterson and I order a six-inch to eat by myself, how many more dates will she have by the end of the week in comparison to me?" (Answer: There's a Bionic Woman marathon on Friday night, anyway. WHATEVER.)
The bus had an old-fashioned bottle opener that I used to pop open my Mexican coke. I liked that they were attentive to details...which is also how I like my men.
That is "The Bully." It's stacked with genoa salami, pepperoni, capocolla, provolone, lettuce, tomato (not on mine), pepperoncini, oil, and vinegar.
Pro: It was toasted. Who in their right mind eats a cold sandwich? Who?
Con: It tasted like a sub. Nothing more, nothing less.
Pro: The ingredients did taste very fresh.
Con: While it is technically a better sub than the Italian B.M.T. at Subway, depending on my mood, I might prefer the B.M.T.
Pro: They bake their own bread and it was mighty fine bread.
Verdict: In the words of one Liz Lemon, "I believe that all anyone really wants in this life is to sit in peace and eat a sandwich." Preach it, sister.
Short Bus Subs is located at 4209 Airport Blvd. (Website | Twitter | Facebook)
For more street food goodness, check out Lacey's all-out Brooklyn street food tour and when Jess dined on Haute Sausage.