To be honest, I have been nervous of going here despite my eagerness to finally find a giant tasty sandwich. The reviews made me feel like I would be intimidated by this crude motormouth of a sandwich man - but I had no reason to be scared! Like other reviewers say, he doesn't let up for a moment, continuing on his monologue of innuendos and rude jokes, whilst making the sandwiches, but he was also very respectful of the customers waiting in line. And a real softie!
I went with my baby daughter and he was smitten with her. In fact, he gave me my sandwich ahead of those waiting in line and for free because he thought my baby was cute! I suspect it was actually because he wanted to get me out of the store so he could continue telling rude jokes, but what a sweetheart!
Although there is a menu written on a whiteboard, it didn't really feel like the done thing to order from it. He obviously prefers to make whatever he feels like, and give all customers the same fillings ie whatever meats he currently has on his chopping board. Fine by me, I was happy to go with the flow. The only question he was asking the customers was which bread they wanted, and then proceeded to make the sandwiches using what ingredients he wanted.
The sandwich itself was awesome! Aside from the impressive size (it weighed in at a whopping 1 pound 12.5oz), it was really tasty too. Even if it was a fraction of the size, I still loved the flavour and quality of the meats, and the bread was proper bread, none of the light flavourless buns so favoured by most sandwich shops. The sandwich had a whole host of meats on it - salami, ham, beef and possibly turkey, I can't remember now. Far more than a sandwich should contain but wow, value for money. And some cheese then a bit of lettuce and tomato.
The shop itself doesn't look great and it doesn't have that sparkling clean deli feel about it, but it WAS clean and he washed his hands after handling money and wrapping the sandwiches etc. All in all, I will be back, I'm already craving my next giant sandwich!