ThunderCloud Subs #9
2021 E. Riverside, Austin, 78741, 512/445-4163
Hours: Mon.-Thu., 10:30am-10pm; Fri., 10:30am-11pm;
Sat., 11am-11pm; Sun., 11am-10pm
Dependably good sub sandwiches from this local chain. Standard fare for the college student: inexpensive and tasty.
Armed with a wealth of cherished family recipes for fresh, home-style Cuban cuisine, the menu's opening salvo may be Masas fritas, or chunks of mojo criollo-marinated pork fried in lard, golden outside and succulent within. Lechon asado gets the same marinade and hours in a slow oven until it gets so tender it melts in your mouth. Pollo al horno is a marinated chicken leg quarter that is roasted with onion and red bell peppers, turning it moist and juicy.
6800 West Gate Blvd. #112, 512/382-1022
This sleek, minimalist diner has a warm interior with modern banquettes, exposed wood, and an inviting deli case filled with side salads and desserts. The extensive sandwich selection includes a commendable pork belly bánh mi.
1807 W. Slaughter #100, 512/363-5672
Combining Philly cheesesteak with a side of tortilla chips and salsa since 1985. They also serve chicken, burgers, and a handful of deli subs.
5510 S. I-35, Ste. E410, 512/804-0804