When he cofounded his first sandwich shop in 1965, 17-year-old Fred DeLuca planned to use his profits to pay his way through medical school. But the combination of quality ingredients and friendly service at the shop—then called Pete's Subway—proved so popular that nine years later, he and his partner found themselves in charge of 16 locations across Connecticut, and Fred left behind his doctoring plans for a career in business.
Today, Subway restaurants number over 34,000 around the world—almost as many shops as there are sightings of Elvis buying cold cuts. At each location, staffers pile sliced ham, marinara-slathered meatballs, and other fillings into halved loaves of bread before customizing handhelds with tomatoes, shredded lettuce, and other healthy toppings plucked from chilled containers behind the counter. Salads free crisp veggies from bread's overprotective embrace, and crunchy baked chips or apple slices accompany entrees to tables. Subway's website also facilitates health-conscious eating by listing each item's nutrition information and fastest mile time online.
O’Neills blends all the charms of an Irish pub with the advantages of a physical location on the East Coast. The menu features traditional Irish fare such as shepherd's pie and fish and chips alongside iconic New England dishes, including Maryland crab cakes and New York strip steak. Meanwhile, the beer and whisky lists offer pairings beloved on both continents.
The decor tends to favor elements of the Irish over the New English, with handcrafted woodwork found on the bar and booths, as well as a candlelit brick hearth. Shelves stocked with leather-bound books and old rotary telephones line the walls, and a gramophone sits on one windowsill to enhance the feeling of being in an Old World establishment. Of course, it's not all quaint touches; large-screen televisions occupy the space above the bar, where they broadcast international sports action and commercials that could be from just about anywhere.
Wine and dine at Victory Sports in Staten Island.
At Victory Sports, your large or small group can be seated quickly and comfortably.
Victory Sports' dress code is casual — diners are welcome to dress up (or down) to their comfort level.
Street parking is the only parking option close to Victory Sports.
Thrifty diners will love the reasonable prices here as well, with a meal usually costing less than $15.
You can stop by at practically any time, since Victory Sports serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
For the best pick-me-up in town, grab a cup of java at Anujee Grocery.
Save your formal dress for another occasion — a nice top is the perfect fit for Anujee Grocery's business casual code.
Take your vehicle to dinner
nearby parking is plentiful and will not pose a problem for drivers looking to dine.
When you have a long and busy day scheduled, head on over to Anujee Grocery and enjoy a cup of Joe.
Disara Cafe in Staten Island offers flavorful eats and tasty desserts.
Catering makes it easier to organize any event, and Disara Cafe will ensure that it is delicious.
Whether you have a large or small vehicle, parking is easy near Disara Cafe.
Taste the greatness Disara Cafe is serving up with meals around $30.
Whether you need help waking up in the morning or a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, the coffee at Chock Cafe in Staten Island will do the trick.
Drivers will find quick and easy parking just around the corner from Chock Cafe.
When you need an energy boost, head on over to Chock Cafe and enjoy a delicious cup of Joe.