Filling Up On Hoagies At Slack’s

This week, the Daily News’ “Chain Gang” column skipped the national ApplebeesChilisTuesdays in favor of something more local — sandwich mini chain Slack’s Hoagie Shack. The food turned out to be a mixed bag:

“Slack’s new “Godfather” ($6.99) works well either there or to go. Drizzled with oil and piled high with sharp Provolone cheese, prosciutto, Genoa salami, Capicola and roasted peppers on a seeded Amoroso’s roll, the “Godfather” was a sandwich we couldn’t refuse.One Gangster said it would replace the standard Italian hoagie he usually ordered.As for those standard Italians ($5.20), they also scored well.One Gangster devoured his so fast he clamored for another. Another said the sandwich, although not the best he’d ever had, was far superior to the Italian hoagies at chains like Quizno’s and Subway.Gangsters watching their figures ordered Slack’s Cacciatore Salad ($6.25), made with diced, grilled chicken, sweet peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes, onions, croutons and Parmigiana cheese. It too traveled well, tasted good and was plenty filling. Way better than those McDonald’s/Wendy’s salads.The Meatball Parmigiana ($5) was OK for the price, but the meatballs were spongy and non-descript. Once you’ve had the meatball sandwich at By George! in the Reading Terminal Market, it’s hard to eat one from a different place.”

Check out the menus for their Port Richmond, Grant Avenue, Far Northeast, Huntingdon Valley and Springfield locations.

A heap of hoagies from Slack’s [Daily News]

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Filling Up On Hoagies At Slack’s