Welcome back to the Great Sandwich Smackdown! Last week we saw epic battles unfold among four great purveyors of fillings and breads. After a tremendous showdown on Friday between G and Taylor Gourmet—not to mention plenty of, um, vocal commenters—the Taylor guys pulled ahead for the win and will compete against Shawafel in the semifinals.
Today we have one of the old guard pitted against a popular newcomer: Arlington’s 30-plus-year-old Italian Store goes up against Dupont newbie Bub and Pop’s. Both family-owned operations make a mean cold cut Italian sub, not to mention chicken Parm, meatballs, and more. Still, only one member of the famiglia can move on, and it’s time to decide.