OC Register Readers Name Subway The Best Sandwich Shop In Orange County

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There's no reason to be surprised at OC Register's annual "Best Of Orange County" winner's list. This is Orange County, after all. And these are Register readers, after all. Still, every year, we weep inside.  

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The newspaper's People's Choice awards were recently unveiled. Here are some lowlights from the "Best Dining" category:   

Best Sandwich: Subway  
Best Pizza: Round Table Pizza 
Best Japanese Restaurant: Benihana 
Best Chinese Restaurant: P.F. Chang's China Bistro
Best Brewery: BJ's. 

And Taco Bell was named the third best taco restaurant in Orange County. 

Face-palm. 

We feel for the poor, poor reporters who had to write up sad blurbs to accompany each winner, such as, "Among the most popular sandwiches, are the Italian B.M.T, (a sandwich of Genoa salami, pepperoni, black forest ham, paired with a customer's favorite veggies and bread) Tuna and the Subway Club. New limited-time subs come out monthly, putting a twist on the traditional foot-long sandwiches."

On a less depressing note, Fast Food Maven Nancy Luna's personal picks are admirable--she chose Bruxie for Best Sandwich, Soho Taco for Best Taco and Haven Gastropub for Best Burger. 

But the real list of the best places to eat in Orange County is on its way. OC Weekly's annual "Best Of" issue hits newsstands on Oct.11!    

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125 comments
hiroko24
hiroko24

Eating My Way through OC...This guys got it right!

hiroko24
hiroko24

SUBWAY ? "YOUR FULL OF HOT AIR" Go with this guy. He knows what hes talkin about!

brawny13
brawny13

There are some great sandwich places here in the OC. Harry's Deli next to the airport, Stephanos in Yorba Linda, Roscoes in Fullerton, Ralph's Subs in Orange, etc ... But still nobody can touch Tony's Deli in Anaheim. Easily the best. The rest are just imposters to their throne. Although The Earl of Sandwich should give it a good run if they ever end up opening in Downtown Disney.

Laura Kanter
Laura Kanter

Locally owned businesses were disqualified from their pool. And OC has some great food. I wish people would not slam the OC and that subway won for best sandwich may be the reason why. I'm surprised Chick-fil-a did not win.

Fat People Know How to Eat
Fat People Know How to Eat

WHATTTTT????? OMG, I shouldn't EVEN justify this post with a response! If this is true, I'd like to meet the people polled, and I'd like to introduce them to ANY other sub shop around the OC!!! :((( Blech!!!

beechtree1
beechtree1

I hear Costco and THE WIENERGARGLER won for best Hot Dog.  Way to pound the pud, I mean the pavement

cdm_man
cdm_man

@mfigroid look at the best pizza too, its always so bad

toweleeeie
toweleeeie

@mfigroid Cheap and awesome pasta. It's second to Cap's in downtown SD in my book for the price if you like Italian. http://t.co/2gpMIrru

toweleeeie
toweleeeie

@mfigroid Cheap and awesome pasta. It's second to Cap's in downtown SD in my book for the price if you like Italian. It's kinda hidden.

toweleeeie
toweleeeie

@mfigroid Jesus. That's insane. And, that's a slap in the face to local mom and pop shops that are a guaranteed winner.

generic6161
generic6161

This is ridiculous. Orange County has so much more to offer than this.

Deskin Adair
Deskin Adair

.....I know Orange County sucks for food, but really guys?

Scream
Scream

I heard that those big chains receive a place in Best of because of their advertising with the paper itself.  Nothing to do with voters. 

PepsiMonster
PepsiMonster

@gildedpalate you'll be surprised. OC is so limited

Joey Haban
Joey Haban

Oh lord yes PLEASE. That was the most depressing "best of" list I ever read, especially having moved away from L.A. and my favorite little spots. At least the editor's picks looked good.

JackieIllum
JackieIllum

@GarrettBroad BUT THEY ARE ALL SUCH AUTHENTIC AND TASTY DINING OPTIONS!

Aja Ruiz
Aja Ruiz

The corps most likely pay for those wins!

Lucy Solorzano
Lucy Solorzano

Paul's Deli in Westminster or Togo's is even better than Subway (yuck)

Stick A Fork In It
Stick A Fork In It

Kevin: HA! Rachel: That's what we're here to do! Aja: Don't insult cardboard that way! Kevin: Yikes!

Kevin King
Kevin King

That best of oc poll is the worst. I get it every year. Pizza hut wins for best pizza. Lame!

Aja Ruiz
Aja Ruiz

Omg...if your gonna go chain do jersey mikes or which wich...subway is cardboard with veggies

K8Burk
K8Burk

@GarrettBroad Don't lose your Marlton roots where those are your only options! :)

Rachel Bannister
Rachel Bannister

Its sad when people vote a big chain(especially subway) as the best place to eat. They need to get out more and explore what oc really has to offer.

A_Fat_Bird
A_Fat_Bird

@dj_mosfett at least over the past few years after i realized how awful much of it is

A_Fat_Bird
A_Fat_Bird

@dj_mosfett that food blog singlehandedy kept me from hating orange county

faunafrailty
faunafrailty

@FakeBookCovers Well, it was people's choice. So really, people suck. I vote Lee's tofu bahn mi.

mindymayhem
mindymayhem

@OperationArche Hi, Dennis! Do you think you'll get jail time for violating your court order, or they'll send you straight to the asylum?

mfigroid
mfigroid

@cdm_man LOL, best bar: TGI Fridays, best seafood: Red Lobster, best Italian: Olive Garden, best hamburger: McDonald's.

Dave_Lieberman
Dave_Lieberman

 @Scream We get the same accusation every year with our Readers' Choice awards, and it's untrue. Sadly, the popularity contest is usually won by the shitty chain.

gildedpalate
gildedpalate

@PepsiMonster @sinosoul well these are OC Register readers. Wonder what the results would be if it was OC Weekly

GarrettBroad
GarrettBroad

@K8Burk there's also the MTown whole foods, which has food that is Garrett-approved.

dj_mosfett
dj_mosfett

@A_Fat_Bird Arellano and Goei both have great eyes for weird-as-fuck food

FakeBookCovers
FakeBookCovers

@faunafrailty It's journalists' job to tell people to stop being stupid. Walter Cronkite would've voted for Lee's Tofu Bahn Mi too.

AskAn_Atheist
AskAn_Atheist

@mfigroid @cdm_man OCR staff 1D10T has more RT Best Electronics Store, Best Buy, Wine Selection, BevMo, Pet Grooming, PetSmart

cdm_man
cdm_man

@mfigroid we used to like looking at the big insert of best of.now we just toss it because its so off. OC Weeklys is better but not by much

A_Fat_Bird
A_Fat_Bird

@dj_mosfett haha i'm browsing a bit on it and Goei's weird fixation with Yoshinoya is never not funny

faunafrailty
faunafrailty

@FakeBookCovers OC Register would never do that. OC Weekly, on the other hand...

dj_mosfett
dj_mosfett

@A_Fat_Bird yoshinoya is weird and patton oswalt's take on it is the most reflective of my experience

dj_mosfett
dj_mosfett

@A_Fat_Bird no, but I've lived there since I was 18 so it's almost like a second lifetime

A_Fat_Bird
A_Fat_Bird

@dj_mosfett are you from the area before you went to school?

dj_mosfett
dj_mosfett

@A_Fat_Bird YOU SIR KNOW YOUR LONCHERAS

faunafrailty
faunafrailty

@FakeBookCovers When I took my internship at Ent, I could have also interviewed at the Weekly. Suppose I chose correctly?

FakeBookCovers
FakeBookCovers

@faunafrailty Having a job at OC Weekly would be easy. Just hate everything except for Animal Collective and some hole in the wall cafe.

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