Before the invention of the sandwich, meats and cheeses were forced to roam the culinary world alone, enduring agonizing blind dates with pretentious potatoes and stuffy sauces. Toast the marriage of the happy comestibles with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of salad, sandwiches, and more at Snarf's on Delmar Boulevard in The Loop.
Since opening its first shop 15 years ago in Boulder, Colorado, Snarf's has served up a delicious menu of soups, salads, and sandwiches. Recoup after a long morning of dreading the long workweek ahead with one of more than 20 sandwiches ($5.25–$9.75), such as the roast beef and provolone or the italian sandwich, a toasty tetrad of salami, pepperoni, capicola, and mortadella smothered in a cheesy layer of provolone. Or opt instead for the eggplant-parmesan sub, a take on the italian classic that's been known to make other authentic versions throw their stems down in squashy defeat ($7.65–$10.50). For the carbohydrate-averse, Snarf's offers a leafy array of salads ($4.50–$7.95), drizzled in six different made-from-scratch dressings. Treat taste buds to a healthy dose of vitamins with the eatery's signature Snarf salad, featuring thinly sliced turkey, ham, and swiss cheese, accessorized by hard-boiled eggs, tomatoes, and onions and laid to rest on a bacon-topped bed of lettuce ($7.95).
- These are simply very good sandwiches, notable not because they are new, but because the shop makes the extra effort to make them better. – Ian Froeb, Riverfront Times
- The bread is hoagie-style has that great crispy texture, the cheese is nicely melted, and it is very easy to eat. Almost too easy, as half the sandwich is gone after a few bites. – vik s., Yelp, 1/17/10