For all those fans of Artichoke Pizza out there (and who isn’t a fan, really?), owners Francis Garcia and Sal Basille are branching out from pizza, opening their new sandwich shop Chubby Mary’s last weekend next to their 14th Street Artichoke location.
The sandwich shop, located at 328 East 14th Street where sweet shop Led Zeppole used to be, advertises itself as having the “best heros in town,” and specializes in meat-heavy heros. The menu currently features eleven sandwiches that include meatball, sausage, and eggplant options. As we here at NYU Local can attest, the subs are excellent (we recommend the sausage and brocoli combo or meatball and provolone), but they are also heart-stopping in their size, so make sure to come with a good appetite.
The shop definitely feels like a shout-out to Philadelphian sandwich fans, with boxing gloves and a large Rocky mural donning one of the walls. Although there is no seating inside Chubby Marys, Artichoke has plenty of seats next door for you to use. And all the sandwiches are under $8, ordered on a hero or small roll, so it looks like it will be a great new drunk munchy option.
Chubby Marys is the second non-pizza shop for the Artichoke owners, who also own East Village restaurant This Little Piggy Had Roast Beef along with its pizza shops.