Meatball Hero, $8.75 whole, $4.37 split
In lieu of my usual Italian Sunday dinner, I decided to venture over to Kenny and Zukes Sandwichworks location on NW Thurman to try out their Meatball Hero. The sandwich really was my hangover hero—filled with scrumptious lean meatballs, that are made daily at their downtown restaurant, marinara sauce and melted mozzarella. The hoagie roll was more like ciabatta bread, which I always think is a perfect pairing for hot sandwiches. The meatballs were seasoned with garlic and Italian parsley and crumbled with each bite (almost as good as my mommas).
The cashier split our sandwiches at no charge and added two pickles and two sides of potatoe chips! Kenny and Zukes is casual, yet very NW cutesy. The shop is on the smaller side, with hefty wooden picnic tables inside and small round tables lining the large windows outside. Next on my list: going back to try their Tuna Melt with aged white cheddar, The Hood River sandwich with ham or turkey and granny smith apples and before the next Portland Beaver’s game, their New York Sabrett Hotdog!
Kenny and Zukes Delicatessen is Portland’s version of New York’s Carnegie Deli. Carnegie Deli is known around the states for their humongous sandwiches, which one can hardly get their mouth around. Kenny and Zuke’s downtown location, referred to as their delicatessen has similar mouth watering double deckers, that in essence are impossible to eat with one hand. However, this adorable restaurant is on the expensive side, with $12.00 sandwiches. For a much cheaper version, head to their NW Sandwichworks shop where I got my Meatball Hero today.
2376 NW Thurman St
Portland, OR 97210