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And time stood still…

And time stood still…

Review of: King Foot Submarine
By: Avery Glasser
Rating: 4
Read review on Judy’s Book.

When my wife and I left San Francisco in 1999, we were already dedicated denizens of King Foot, as they were the best place in the neighborhood to get a grinder. Every weekend, we stopped in to split a small roastbeef with pepperocini, provolone and avocado and a small meatball sub.

Fast forward to 2003 when we came back after three years on the East Coast. After moving back to the neighborhood, we stopped in and the owner quipped “long time no see… roastbeef and meatball?”

Which, not to digress, was our experience when heading back to most of the places in the Lower Haight where we used to go… Thep Phanom, the Toronado…. people saying that they hadn’t seen us for a few months when it had, in fact, been years. I’m not sure what the psychological phenomenon is, but I do think that a lack of seasons combined with a latent amount of THC floating throughout the Bay Area atmosphere retards San Franciscans’ ability to judge the passage of time. I’m sure there’s a research paper somewhere in it…

Anyway, back to the sandwiches. King Foot makes a damn good one – the roast beef, turkey, meatball and even the beef teriyaki are all excellent. If it wasn’t for the fact that the bread has slightly changed, making the smalls just a little bit smaller than before, it would be a perfect 5 star sandwich.

Though we now live closer to the ballpark than the Lower Haight, we still go there every few weeks… or is it months… I never can tell…

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