Erbert and Gerbert's
In a word: Delicious enough.
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JM ate the Comet Candy with a bag of BBQ chips.
Nichole ate the Cally plus hummus and a bag of plain chips.
The bill was $13, or $6.50/person, plus tip.
JM and Nichole both gave Erb's and Gerb's an A- (see our grading rubric).
Erbert and Gerbert's is a sub shop close to our Blugold hearts. Though their sprouts have bolted, they still make tasty sandwiches with silly names. When we went, they were matching customers' donations for Madison Goodwill, which was sweet.
JM got the Comet Candy: ham and roast beef with provolone and not at all flavored like raw sugar. The dijon mustard was spicy but a tad bitter and mixing the meats may not have done it a favor. Overall, though, a well-put-together sub.
The Cally, already a mellow veggie sub with avocado, was made heavier with hummus. The hummus was very smooth but somewhat bland, with very little tahini flavor and no extra jolt of lemon or garlic or anything, but it's kinda awesome that Erb's & Gerb's offers it. The sleepy sandwich was roused by a zingy sweet chili sauce that was in the flavor family of the hot pepper relish that someone's aunt brings out at Christmas. Which is to say, it's good. Next time, we'll remember to ask for a dash of salt, too.
They're doing this thing now where they gut the loaves and put the long strips of bread on the top of your sandwich when they wrap it up. We don't know what came first, the "Guts" mascot or the thrifty move of serving the guts. Maybe it helps sell soup?
There were some good lookin' sweets (cookies and brownies) and a house brand of bagged potato chips, and Coke products to round out a meal. All told, we put Erbert & Gerbert's somewhere between Subway and Cousins.