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Denver Post columnist Kristen Browning-Blas wrote up something on a place called Fontano’s in Denver that sells cheap subs. Apparently they are really authentic or something. Here is a quote:

For those who haven’t experienced the squishy wonder of oregano-bathed roast beef and grilled peppers on a jus-soaked baguette, Fontano’s offers an authentic introduction … With prosciuttini, capicola (gabagool, if you’re Tony Soprano), Genoa salami and provolone, the Wiseguy keeps it in the family ($5 for a 6-inch, $6.35, 8-inch, $7.85, 10-inch, same for almost all sandwiches on the menu).

Authentic sub eating? Maybe. Cheap Eats? Probably not. Sounds like another syndrome of “homestyle” sandwiches for yuppies. You can get a 6-inch sub for much cheaper at Quizno’s, Subway, or any number of family owned Italian Delis. Some places will even throw in the drink.

Cheap Eats Score: 3/10

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  1. CSEdwards Says:

    For the local cost of living, this is quite reasonable for restaurant food. Denver has one of the higher costs of living in the nation, with housing and other basics in the top 25%. And while quizno’s and subway may be cheaper, they’re definitely not as good in terms of healthful ingredients.

  2. Cheap Eats Editor Says:

    CS – I didn’t know Denver was so pricey! I actually am not too fond of Quizno’s anyhow, never really was impressed with their sandwiches. There are a couple mom and pop type sandwich places that I’m assuming are similar to Fontano’s near me that rock ass over subway and quizno’s.. =)



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