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Bub and Pop’s Opens in Former 3 Pizanos Space in Dupont

by Prince Of Petworth February 12, 2013 at 11:23 pm 35 Comments

1815 M Street, NW

A new sandwich shop, Bub and Pop’s, has opened in the former 3 Pizanos pizza spot at 1815 M St, NW. From a press release:

Chef Jonathan Taub, formerly of Pound the Hill, Adour, and the Philadelphia Ritz Carlton finally brings to DC something the city has sorely been missing, an authentic sandwich shop.

His restaurant, Bub and Pop’s, features traditional Philadelphia and New York style hoagies and sandwiches. Influenced by his upbringing in Philadelphia and moved by his dismay at not being able to find a good sandwich he opened his own sandwich shop. Bub and Pop’s is family owned and prides its self on the use of high grade ingredients and making every guest’s experience personal and unique. The menu items contain typical sandwich fair such as Bub’s Italian hoagie (Genoa salami, prosciutto, capicola, pepperoni, aged provolone, arugula, roma tomatoes, hoagie relish, mayonnaise, Bubs vinaigrette, and pecorino romano) and Pop’s Beef Brisket (Slow braised beef brisket, apple-horseradish cream, 5 year old gouda, and veal jus).

What isn’t typical about the food at Bub and Pop’s is that that all the items are house made and all the meats are sliced in house. The menu also includes house made pickles, salads, soups, potato chips, and coming soon, special late night offerings geared toward the late night M St crowd. We also provide catering for offices who have already fallen in love with Bub and Pop’s. Everyday Chef Jon comes up with a new creation to feed the hungry office workers of the Golden Triangle area that are always looking for something new to eat.

You can see their menu here.

I love the fact that have a separate pickle section including a pickle of the day!

They are open Mon.-Thurs. 11am – 7pm and Fri. & Sat. 11am – 3am.

  • DF

    DC is missing an “authentic” sandwich shop?
    Go on…..

    • D

      What he means is that it lacks a sandwich that John Montague, 4th Earl of Sandwich, would approve of. He loved New York-Philly fusion nostalgia fare.

  • I want to go to there…..

  • Anonymous

    Mayo on an Italian hoagie? That should be a hanging offense!

    • S

      Agreed, that Italian sub is a mess. The roast pork sounds really good, though.

  • Anonymous

    Italian hoagies should have mayo…especially when its homemade

  • “Influenced by his upbringing in Philadelphia and moved by his dismay at not being able to find a good sandwich…”

    Even if he believes this (he obviously didn’t look very hard), this is pretty much as hackneyed as a statement you can make around here.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t know, it’s not particularly easy to find a good quality hoagie around here. There are tons of mediocre sandwich joints.

      • monkeyrotica

        DC has never had “hoagies.” Or “grinders.” Or muffalettas for that matter. MGM has great roast beef, Deli City has the best reuben, Mangialardo’s has the G-Man, Horace & Dickies has cheap fried whiting, Market Lunch has “the Brick.” Good sandwiches are out there. It’s not their fault you haven’t looked.

        • Actually, Stachowski’s Market has a great grinder, down to the the finely shredded iceberg and raw onions (this from someone who grew up with grinders).

    • Anonymous

      Hackneyed yes. But also true for the urban core. I have yet to find a good quick service deli in town. Yes, maybe if I had a car I could find one in some MD/NoVa strip mall. Taylors is good, but not really a traditional whole in the wall sub shop you find all over Bos/NYC/Philly.

      • Anonymous

        I love the sandwiches at Cafe Phillips. They’re expensive, but worth it (and around the same price as what the local food trucks charge.) And there’s one right across the street from my office.

        • Anonymous

          Philips is a good sandwich. But, its a M-F office worker lunch shop. Not really a neighborhood place you can pop into any old time.

          Basically, what I’m looking for is the sandwich shop equivalent of a neighborhood dive bar.

          • Try Litteri’s, Vace, or Mangialardo & Sons. All of those are in DC proper.

  • Anonymous

    I had lunch there yesterday. And there Italian hoagie was far superior to the Italian store, or Taylor for that matter. Where do they get there bread?, its amazing, and I love the roasted garlic in the aoili they put on the hoagie

  • That 3 Pizanos place didn’t seem to last long, I wonder when they closed? Although their yelp reviews, and responses by the staff are pretty funny.

    • Yelp management replies are the GREATEST! You know a place is fcuked if the manager starts commenting on bad reviews.

      • Weird, I liked the pizza. They were only open for 2 or 3 months though and it was always deader than a doornail when I went in.

      • Anonymous

        I appreciate the management replies if they’re not being overly defensive. Especially if they explain how they’re remedying the situation.

  • I miss Maoz.

    • AP


      • CHSC

        Maoz was where Sala Thai is now, not Bub and Pop’s.

  • Bread source? And is it any good?

  • Do they have matzo ball soup…?

    • anon

      Yes. They had it when I went there last week

  • Always welcome a new sandwich shop, but my initial reaction is that the prices are a little high for lunch. I guess they’re competing with Taylor, but I also think Taylor is a little overpriced (perhaps it was justified when Taylor used to get their bread daily from Philly but not so much since they’ve been getting it local). But come on – $15 for a small pizza?

    • monkeyrotica

      Matchbox charges the same for their pizzas. You want cheap food you need to live/work in a cheap neighborhood. You want to price out all the muggers and hobos, you’re stuck with $15 pizzas.

      • And at Matchbox, I can get a beer and have someone serve me. And you’re paying for the scene and the costs to make the inside pretty. Not comparable. Enough with your snark – you don’t know where I live and work (in fact, I live in a pretty cheap area) and I’m not afraid of the muggers or the hobos. The douchebags that hang out in this area (especially at night) – well, those, I’m afraid of.

  • rebekah

    sandwiches dont cost that in philly.
    and a pickle is included, not $4.

    • Anonymous

      To Monkey’s point above, you want cheap food you need to live/work in a cheap city.

    • monkeyrotica

      Why would anyone expect Philly prices in Dupont Circle? Bewildering.

  • MMMM MMMM I just went there after seeing this post this morning. It is sloppy GOOOD!!!! Get the brisket!!! Clam chowder was pretty decent too.

  • Anonymous

    Plowing my way through an italian hoagie right now, and it’s AWESOME.

    Service was friendly and quick, too. $9 for a half-sandwich and a soda might be a bit spendy for every day, but I’m not complaining, and this is one fine sandwich.

    • Anonymous

      I’m kinda disappointed to hear it’s so good. Dupont’s a schlep for me and I never, ever find myself over there for any reason.

  • Upendar

    I really like this place.


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