Sinful Subs by Vic Vegas
Jive Turkey – Oven Roasted Turkey, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Corn on the Cob, Cranberry Sauce, Gravy
Italian Chick-en Vegas – Hand Breaded Chicken Cutlet, Housemade Marinara, Melted Mozzarella
Walk o’ Shame – Triple Decker Cinnamon French Toast, Fried Eggs, Sausage Patties, Bacon, Grilled Ham, American Cheese, Cream Cheese, Hash Browns, Powdered Sugar, Syrup and a Fruit Cocktail
Black Chip Cannoli – Chocolate Dipped with Mascarpone and Dark Chocolate Chips
Originally titled Seven Sinful Subs, but since expanding that idea to a few more sandwiches and dropping the number, Vic Vegas’ Sinful Subs on Maryland Parkway originally opened its doors just under one year ago and although a bit tucked away in one of the shopping centers near UNLV a late lunch on Saturday showed the product to be far better than one might guess from the outside signage or website.
Officially located at 4632 South Maryland Parkway, nearby businesses including the expected head shops, a US Post Office and other grab n’ go dining ideas, it was just past 2:00pm that online ordering was accessed by way of the website and perusing the choices with a coupon in hand the decision was made to order three Sandwiches plus one Dessert, the quoted preparation time of forty-five minutes a little hard to believe and a quick call to the restaurant suggesting this was automated, a ten minute drive finding 2/3 of the items already hot, ready and waiting.
Now open for Breakfast six-days a week, the upcoming semester not yet in session and things still fairly quiet, it was with Mötley Crüe’s Kickstart My Heart playing overhead that the store was entered, a lengthy space decorated in flames and pictures of menu choices traversed en route to a counter set next to the kitchen, a trio of servers all pleasant and hard at work slicing Deli-meat, frying Chicken and assembling what would turn out to be several to-go orders plus some food for another duo of dine-in patrons.
Certainly not an upscale spot, the soundtrack next transitioning to Metallica’s Seek and Destroy before some KISS, it was with one Sandwich plated while the rest was boxed to go that a seat along one wall was taken, the “Nosebleed Seats” as good a place as any to tuck into a dastardly combination entitled “Walk o’ Shame” that sees three thick slices of Cinnamon and Custard seared French Toast wrapped around two Eggs, crispy Bacon, Ham, Fennel Sausage, two types of Cheese and Hashbrowns, all of it exactly as ridiculous as it sounds and best eaten disassembled as the whole is really no better or worse than the sum of its parts.
Chuckling at the Fruit Cocktail served alongside the Sandwich, a variety of Chips or upgraded sides such as Macaroni and Cheese offered alongside other Sandwiches, it was with Hot Cheetos packed up for the lady that both the Jive Turkey and Italian Chick-en Vegas were next given a taste while still warm, the former clearly a riff on Capriotti’s famous “The Bobbie” but bettered by way of a toasty Roll, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy plus Cranberry Sauce on the side while the Parm was on par with many local sit-down restaurants thanks to a hand-breaded and fried-to-order Cutlet topped in housemade Marinara and melted Mozzarella.
Admittedly intrigued by The Baller and its housemade Meatballs as well as the bargain New York Breakfast Sandwich on a Kaiser Roll with Coffee and Hashbrowns for just $6 it was instead with Dessert that the meal came to a conclusion, Vic’s family recipe Cannoli a bit disappointing in that it had clearly been pre-filled with some notable sog, though the Chocolate dip and Chips did help a little bit with both flavor and consistency.
THREE AND A HALF STARS: Sort of an overwrought concept, though executed far better than it need be given the location, Sinful Subs offers several unique and hearty Sandwiches as a price that is a bit higher than the Chains but justified by good customer service and far better ingredients, plus the obvious support of a local business.
RECOMMENED: Jive Turkey, Italian Chick-en Vegas.
AVOID: Better Cannoli’s can be found elsewhere, including nearby Cugino’s.
TIP: Currently offering $15 off a $30 purchase coupons on Restaurant.com and online ordering available, though those in a hurry may wish to call instead.
WHAT THE STARS MEAN: 5 World Class, 4 Excellent, 3 Good, 2 Fair, 1 Poor.