$10 Lunch: Mr. Nick's Sub Shoppe
What you get: There are half-a-dozen kinds of cheese steaks, ranging from a regular variety with onions to a "gourmet" cheese steak with garlic butter sauce and herbs cooked into the meat. Most of the
hot sandwiches run $5.75 for a six-inch (more than enough for one hungry dude) to $9.75 for a 12-inch. There is also a huge variety of cold subs like ham and cheese, turkey, and roast beef, plus an assortment of salads with crunchy homemade croutons for under $7. A daily sandwich special is $6 and comes with pasta salad, potato salad, or chips.
We tried: Just about everything we've tried at Mr. Nick's has been fresh and tasty. The cheese steak sandwiches aren't made with Cheez Wiz like an authentic Philly, but they do have plenty of American cheese melted throughout and some chewy-soft bread that's hard to top. The cold subs full of lettuce, tomato, onion, peppers, and whatever else you could ask for won't break you of your LaSpada's habit, but they are good for an honest sandwich. The only miss is the daily-made chili -- it's just too sweet.
Bonus points: Service is friendly and fast even when the line is extra long.
Mr. Nick's Sub Shoppe
901 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale 33071