Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Potbelly Sandwich Works: Good on eats, bad on parking
There is little room for imagination, but hey -- it's a simple sandwich shop.
DENTON Potbelly Sandwich Works provides the reliability of a chain and the local charm of a mom-and-pop shop.
Underneath the new Sterling Fry Street Apartments and next to Chipotle, Potbelly offers lighter, healthier fare than the surrounding bars and pizza joints, and is within walking distance from UNT.
Red, blue, and green walls adorned with historical maps of Denton and famous alumni welcome hungry customers. Free Wi-Fi, plenty of space, an outdoor patio, and lunchtime live music invite patrons to kick back and stay for awhile.
The Wreck Original is a $4.50 sandwich with roast beef, ham, turkey, salami, and Swiss cheese on multigrain bread. This sandwich is a filling meal with fresh-tasting meat and cheese, and with a drink, it only costs $6.39.
Boasting toasty warm bread, choices include multigrain or white.
Potbelly offers a multitude of menu options for different cravings. From $6.95 salads to $1.25 cookies to hand-dipped shakes and classic Coca-Cola bottles, there really is something for everyone.
Original-sized sandwiches – approximately the size of a Subway foot-long – are $4.50, and the big size costs a dollar more. There are classics, like the chicken and cheddar, as well as more adventurous eats, like the mediterranean (hummus, peppers, feta, cucumbers, and artichokes) and the pizza sandwich.
Beneath the large menu designed to look like a chalkboard are refrigerators loaded with various types of bottled sodas and juices, and there are a variety of chips and fountain drinks to choose from to complete the meal.
The only complaints are the nightmare parking (circling the block five times for a space) and a menu based on nine basic sandwiches. There is little room for imagination and constructing a personalized sandwich.
All in all, a solid win for healthy eaters looking for a meal between classes.
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