BM's Polish Boy 'Sandwich' is special
It was Friday and everything was going the GLOB Master's way. It was a beautiful day in the neighborhood. I just published the Daily GLOB to 19,000 subscribers. A fabulous weekend was looking me straight in my face.So to hell with any diabetic counting, measuring, or grading my lunch plans which include Big Mill's Cheesesteaks and my very own order of French Fries. You got it. I was a very happy boy thinking seriously about chopped steak, onions, and cheese over-stuffing a sub roll.
Arriving early I scanned the menu and spied delicious sounding sausage subs the Italian Sausage Sub and the Polish Sausage sub. "Which of those Sausage subs is the hottest," I asked Jamie standing behind the counter.
"The Italian is a little sweeter with the pepper, the Polish sub is a little spicier," Jamie explained from behind the counter.
"Did you see the Big Mill's April Special on the wall," Jamie asked pointing upward toward the specials board. "That's a popular sandwich," she added.
The Big Mill's Polish Boy Special did sound good with Kielbasa sausage, French fried onions, slaw, Cheese Whiz, on a potato roll for $7.75 I decided ordering my fir BM Polish Boy Special.
I like the table in the back corner so I can watch Big Mill's fill up with patrons, and the staff delivers your lunch.
My Sub and fries appeared quickly as Jamie brought my devil-may-care lunch to my table. "You're gonna like this sandwich." Jamie said with a gleam in her eye. "I love Cheese Whiz and it as my idea on this special," She added proudly.
I cut the sandwich in half and the Cheese Whiz flowed out onto my plate. My first bite was meat protein nirvana. The spicy sausage enveloped by the yummy goo of the Cheese Whiz. The slaw and onions added tart, and crunchy features to an incredible sandwich fulfilling my desires to perfect.
I was for certain eating outside the GLOB Master lunch box.
I'm not sure what the BBQ ingredient was on the special but I don't care, I could happily eat this Sammy every day.
The French Fries were amazingly crunchy on the outside, yummy, creamy spuds-like on the inside, and I ate every one of them.
- Mike Sanford, GLOB Editor
Supreme Cheesesteak is top flight sandwich
By Mike Sanford, GLOB Editor
Sometimes you have to stand up, and take one for the team.
You know, give it up, be brave for all your GLOB compadres.
I was ready to jump in front of that hurtling dill pickle spear to protect my fellow lunch outers.
Those were my thoughts as I checked out the Cheese steak menu in the Big Mill's Cheesesteaks house on NW 13th near NW 23rd St.
Sure GLOBer, I knew I was trashing a day, or two of good diabetes blood sugar numbers by even thinking should I eat a whole cheesesteak sub,. Or even just a half? But I was thinking of you fellow GLOBer as I gazed upon a menu of Chicago style, Hoagie Style. Italian and polish sausage subs.
I'm not even going to talk about the six different hot dogs on the Big Mill's menu. Those are for another day of being bad, er, ugh, doing what must be done for all good lunch time GLOBers.
We're talking lunch time diner food here GLOBers. Nothing fancy, a good number of tables with all the lunch time pit stop, deli style kitsch. A nicely moving lunch counter line, guided by a customer friendly Big Mill's staffer named Elizabeth.
Elizabeth keeps the orders moving and isn't afraid to talk over customers, staffers and even Big Mill himself.
You have to like that I thought to myself knowing my lunch will be efficiently served to the GLOB Master at my checkerboard covered table for two.
I decided since I was a newbie at Big Mill's I should go for the tried and true and ordered the Big Mill's Supreme Cheesesteak topped with bacon, your choice of cheese and toppings (Reg $10.25, Big $13.85).
Big Mill's has an impressive list of free sandwich toppings including marinara sauce, giardiniera peppers, and sauerkraut. Bacon, Pepperoni, Extra Cheese, and extra meat can be added to your sandwich for an additional charge. There is a complete Big Mill'S Cheesesteak menu at the restaurant link below this review.
Big Mill's was jumping with a steady line of customers with most of the tables filled. This was a happy lunch stop. It was obvious there is much enthusiasm on this side of Gainesville for a cheese steak shop they can call their won.
There did appear to be many customers that new Big Mill's Cheesesteaks and hotdogs. These tailgators made a lunch trip just to catch up with Big Mill who has been serving sandwiches and hot dogs to Florida football game fans for a while.
My lunch of certified angus beef sirloin was masterful in appearance with an amazing regular sub ($8.25, Large $11.85) that easily could have fed two customers.
I tried to be traditional by adding provolone cheese, peppers, onions a, and mushroom to my sub. The bacon was automatically included and added an additional salty flavor to my sub.
The bacon was unique, however for a $1.95 up charge. I won't do that again. 100% chicken breast may be substituted in place of the beef protein.
The supremely soft sub roll encasing my sandwich was divine holding all my toppings together with the bread melding into my sandwich almost like an extra cheese.
The onion rings were spectacular ($8.75). With an extra thick, crisp crunchy coating the O-Rings created a nice crunch factor amidst my cheesesteak's sautéed toppings. Elizabeth was doling out free boxes of Crackerjacks to happy customers
Big Mill's is going to work here on NW13th St. I'm thinking you can expect lunch lines at the busier times of the day. That said this is a very good cheese steak sub certainly worth waiting in line for.
The Pluses and Minuses of Big Mills Cheesesteaks:
Big Mills Cheesesteaks + indicators: Sandwiches large enough to share. An abundance of free toppings. Onion rings are a nice treat. I'm thinking the GLOB Master is waiting to check his blood sugar in the morning . . .
Big Mills Cheesesteaks - indicators: Pricey for a sub. But they are big enough to share. If lines bother you need to be first in the lunch line or lunch later in the day. A serious one hour walk prior to lunch could lessen my bodies carbohydrate shock.
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