After spending the morning in the Duval County Courthouse surrounded by criminals I was hungry. I decided to visit Angie’s Subs for lunch and made a quick call to my father-in-law for directions. In no time I was on the Hart Bridge headed for Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville Beach.
I kept my eyes peeled for Angie’s Sub an noticed a low slung brick building with a blue roof. Pulling in the restaurant looked like a convenience store. It was a little after 11:30 a.m. and the parking lot was full. I considered this a good sign as I walked into the restaurant.
Angie’s Subs is divided into three sections. To the left were three registers where orders are placed. In the middle was the cashier and behind her was the kitchen. The right side was the dining room. I looked over the menu and asked the guy behind the counter what he recommended. He said I could not go wrong with the Peruvian. I took his word and ordered a 10″ with a drink and chips.
While waiting for my order I grabbed my drink and settled on a high top towards the rear of the restaurant. The space was ecletic. Mismatched chairs surrounded various sized tables while a rubber chicken, beer bottle chandelier and a missing sock hung from the ceiling. Several televisions were positioned on the walls displaying sports and the news. It was a delightful mish-mash of mismatched items and gave the place a laid back beach vibe.
My Peruvian arrived warm wrapped in white paper. It was loaded with ham, Genoa salami, bacon, Italian sausage, provolone and Peruvian sauce (an Italian dressing of sorts). The bread was golden brown and apparently the entire sandwich had been baked in the oven. I took a bite. The bread had a nice crunch and the diffent kinds of meats worked well together. The vegetables in the sub were fresh. The Peruvian sauce had a sweet tang to it and gave the sandwich a unique flavor. It reminded me of an Italian sub with a twist.
Before heading back on the road I refilled my giant-sized styrofoam cup and noted the line at the cash registers and tables filling up with locals. Angie’s is a very good sandwich shop and I am glad I made the drive from downtown to the beach to check it out.
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