Peggy Zabicki

Peggy Zabicki

New sub sandwich shop was a pleasure

By Peggy Zabicki

Your correspondent in West Lawn

3633 W. 60th Place • (773) 504-9327

My hubby, Ro, and I went to an outdoor concert recently. We decided to bring food and beverages with us. We stopped at the new Mr. Submarine, 8502 S. Pulaski, for sub sandwiches. This is a few blocks out of my West Lawn reporting area, but there is currently no Greater Southwest News-Herald correspondent in the Ashburn/Scottsdale neighborhood. Also, I had mentioned seeing new construction at this spot in a previous column, so I thought I’d do a follow up.

Mr. Submarine has a drive-through that is nicely tucked away around the side of the building. Unlike Panda Express at 65th and Cicero, their drive-through doesn’t block traffic. There is a parking lot and also a lot of off-street parking. You can eat there or get food to go.

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In addition to subs, they have soups, salads, fries with every kind of topping imaginable, chicken, shrimp, lots of side dishes and a catering menu. Call them at (773) 782-1969.

Ro got a large roast beef sub. I got a medium turkey. Both sandwiches were generous with the meat, certainly more generous than Subway. There were several choices of condiments. I asked for “no onions” because I thought I might be kissing someone later. Unfortunately, they put onions on my sandwich anyway. I guess it doesn’t really matter. A kiss is still a kiss.

I got a delightful phone call from Miami Joe, a long-time resident of the Southwest Side. He asked me if I knew of any places in or near our neighborhood that serve yankee pot roast. The only place I could think of is Mabenka, 7844 S. Cicero, Burbank. I think all their food is very good. I’m glad they are open again.

Anyone know of a restaurant that serves yankee pot roast? If you have a recommendation, let me know.

Miami Joe, it was great talking to you. I think you used to be neighbors with my hubby’s family on 60th Street. My hubby grew up there in the 50s and 60s with his eight siblings. His mom, Rita, was very active with St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church. His dad, Roman Sr., worked as a photographer for the Chicago American newspaper, the Sun-Times, the Southwest News-Herald and the Chicago Police Department. He was also a veteran and served in World War II.

Speaking of St. Nicholas of Tolentine, they are having a fall carnival on Friday, Sept. 9 through Sunday, Sept. 12 at 62nd and Lawndale. There will be rides, games, food and fun for the whole family. The hours are 5 to 10:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, noon to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, and 1 to 10 p.m. Sunday.

Queen of the Universe School, 7130 S. Hamlin, welcomes their new teacher, Lavinia Morozan. Ms. Morozan was born in Romania and came to the United States in 2005. She will be in charge of their new multicultural arts department. Welcome to Lavinia and best wishes for the coming school year.

If you are interested in enrolling your child at Queen of the Universe School, call them at (773) 582-4266.

A special thanks to my neighbor, Pat, for sending me cards, newsy notes and hilarious jokes. You are so kind and thoughtful.

Happy Birthday to my son, Joe, who brings a smile to my face every single day. I asked him what he’d like for his birthday dinner. Guess what he asked for? Pot roast!

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