I was on my way back from Key West when I remembered there was a sub shop that had opened up in Key Largo last year. One tip I will give you to finding Chubs Subs & Wings, it’s in the strip mall with the Publix. My friend and I went crazy as my GPS couldn’t seem to figure it out.
Tamiami Subs came to my attention a few months back during their year anniversary party. How did they celebrate? By having a cheesesteak eating competition with the winner receiving a 32″ TV. Sounds like my kind of competition. More on that later.
Caveman and I decided to hit up Tamiami Subs and see what they’re all about. We figured we should order 2 subs and split them, divide and conquer. We ordered their standard Philly Cheese (size: Full not Half) with Caveman deciding he should have lettuce on his half. A strand of that dastardly stuff made it onto my side as you can see in the picture. Great cheesesteak which is even better without lettuce.
Tamiami Subs’ Philly Sub
While I disagree with the “Juicy All Beef Patty” mentioned on their menu, it is in fact a frozen burger patty for the burgers and/or burger sub. We went Full (no Halfsies around here) size on the Burger Sub with Bacon.
Tamiami Subs’ Burger Sub with bacon
The bacon was the real deal, not that reheated fast food style bacon that seems to be popping up at a whole bunch of sub shops. It was a solid sub but I was hoping for more because of the description.
The fries are the seasoned kind and tasted pretty good with the cheese sauce.
Papitas with cheese
I can’t help but think we messed up. We should have ordered one of their specialty subs like the Firecracker Chicken (chicken topped with buffalo wing sauce) or the Garlic Steak Sub (Philly steak topped with their homemade Garlic sauce). Hey, there’s always next time. A good thing for those of you who live near Tamiami Subs is that you can also place your order online through their website.
Now, getting back to their 1 year anniversary, courtesy of Tamiami Subs is a video recap of their eating contest:
If you watch Man v. Food then you’ve heard of Big Pie In The Sky (it was featured in one of the earlier episodes). It’s known for The Carnivore Challenge (you and a friend must eat an 11 pound pizza consisting of pepperoni, ground beef, Italian sausage, ham and bacon in under an hour and you win $250).
Man V. Food on the front glass
The challenges are only available Monday through Thursday at 3:30 and 8:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3:30 p.m. We did not order the Carnivore (we weren’t here on the right day) although my friend did claim he wanted to. Even though it was raining the place was busy and there was a bit of a wait. We decide to go ahead and order the XL 30″ (Half Cheese/Half Carnivore) and I tack on a meatball and chicken parmesan sub as our future table clears up. Their catchphrase is right, their slices are literally bigger than your head.
Bigger than your head?
As we dig in, I decide to sample the 2 subs. Both subs were lackluster. The meatballs didn’t really have too much flavor and the chicken parmesan, well there is no way it was fresh. It had to be frozen.
Once my friends got around to trying the subs they agreed with me. On the flip side, the pizza was amazing. We all agreed that this is definitely a good pizza with a great crust. Now the real question is, could my friend have completed The Carnivore Challenge? Doubtful.
I started writing the Burger Beast food blog to tell folks about those little forgotten gems in South Florida. Over the course of the last 4 years or so I've added News, Opinions, & Tips on a variety of Food related subjects. My first love will always be Burgers but Comfort Food is where it's at. At the end of the day I’m a regular dude who writes about a bunch of things I think you should know about.