Putting a man on the moon was briefly considered mankind's greatest achievement, until Neil Armstrong invented sliced bread. Savor civilization's finest creation with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of gourmet sandwiches at Smacky's on Broadway in Spokane Valley.
Under the direction of veteran restaurateurs, the staff at Smacky's on Broadway erects more than 40 different bread-and-meat sculptures dolloped with a signature homemade mayo and house mustard sauce. Diners grab hold of such specialty deli sandwiches ($4.75 for half; $6.95 for whole) as the pesto roast-beef melt and the avo-albacore melt—tuna on an english-muffin bed beneath a perforated blanket of swiss cheese, the favorite sleeping arrangement of Victorian children. Monte cristo and roasted-garlic turkey paninis, blackened-chicken caesar wraps ($6.95), and a rotating medley of soups ($2.75–$3.95) round out the menu selection. Walls decorated with vintage magazine covers and crumbs culled from the moustaches of 19th-century presidents provide a rich backdrop for classical sandwich scarfing.
Smacky's on Broadway
Though it’s not uncommon to hear lip smacking at Smacky’s on Broadway, that’s not how the eatery got its name. It was named after owner Mike’s childhood pet monkey. But despite its playful name, Smacky’s is serious about sandwich making. Its menu includes french dips, crispy paninis, and twice-baked hoagies. All of these handheld meals are made with fresh-baked bread, save for the selection of wraps, and top-choice black forest ham, roast beef, and slow-roasted turkey.
In 2009, Smacky’s moved into a roomy, newly renovated space with wood-paneled walls and an eclectic collection of furniture. Above a big fuzzy green sofa hang an assortment of frying pans, windowpanes, and a map of North America. These seemingly random decorations help create a casual atmosphere, not unlike when a corporation insists its employees wear footed pajamas to the office.
6415 E Broadway Ave.
Spokane Valley, Washington 99212Get Directions