Delaware Sub Store proprietor Pete Adenski holds up an genuine Philly cheesesteak Oct. 8. (Brian Perdue/Neighborhood Affect Newspaper)
Store proprietor Pete Adenski stated that’s precisely why his eatery has thrived since Jimmy Carter was president: preserve it easy and use high quality elements.
Adenski on Sept. 27 marked the sub store’s fortieth anniversary. The genuine Philadelphia cheesesteak restaurant—perched on a hill on the intersection of Spicewood Springs Highway and Mesa Drive—has survived a number of financial dips, the proliferation of chain sub outlets and, most just lately, the coronavirus pandemic.
Nonetheless, Adenski stated he wouldn’t commerce the sometimes bumpy experience as an unbiased restaurant proprietor for his unique profession path. After graduating from St. Edward’s College in 1974, the Wilmington, Delaware, native turned an accountant for the state comptroller.
“It was monotonous. It was simply not in my DNA. After my third 12 months, I stated to myself, ‘I don’t know if I can do that for 30 years,’” he stated.
So, on Sept. 27, 1980, Adenski opened Delaware Sub Store with a easy marketing strategy: supply genuine cheesesteaks and Italian hoagies.
“We purchase all of the product line from Philadelphia-area suppliers,” stated Adenski, who grew up half-hour south of the “Metropolis of Brotherly Love.” “We now have loads of •folks from that space which might be right here now that really give us credit score and attest to what we promote.”
From the ribeye sandwich beef steaks to the pickled peppers, the sandwich’s adherence to Philadelphia type has attracted loyal clients. Consuming lunch within the restaurant, Joe Zygarlenski stated he has been coming to the restaurant for many years.
“I’ve been consuming right here since highschool,” Zygarlenski stated. “It’s a very good sandwich. It’s the most effective round.”
Delaware Sub Store
8105 Mesa Drive, Austin
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Solar. 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.