Saturdays are for sub sandwiches from a meat market. Actually, the B&B calls them Killer Sandwiches which is more appropriate.
My husband is on a constant hunt for good Italian subs, wrapped in white paper and sold from behind a meat counter. He could have a diet entirely made up of Italian cold meat – capicola, pepperoni, salami, and roast beef. We dove into one of these shops on a side street in Boston’s North End while visiting a few years ago. Ever since, the local grocer’s deli meat just won’t due.
Good thing he found the B&B Market on the southeast side of downtown Des Moines. We’re frequent visitors to Graziano’s on the south side who pride themselves in authentic Italian grocery and meats, but when you want the meat and sandwich service, you go to B&B.
As a first time visitor today, I opted for something “safe” in my realm of foods. Smoked peppered turkey with lettuce, tomato and cheese. My experienced significant other quickly chose Zach’s Italian Killer which includes all his typical favorites. While waiting for our order, I read thru their menu more thoroughly and decided next time I will branch out. The meatball option will deliver, I just know it. They also have some “killer” sides I want to test including mini tacos, mushrooms, cheese balls and jalapeno poppers.
Established in 1922, this gem is no stranger to publicity. B&B is highly recognized in Des Moines as one of the best places to eat, and it’s only taken me four years to get there. Better late than never, and it definitely won’t be my last time.
Find the shop on the corner of Hartford and SE 6th Street. Enter their time capsule, head to the back, order from the enthusiastic workers, and eat the best sub you’ve had in years.
You’ll be doing yourself a favor.
Read all about B&B here.