Food aficionado Art Conn has graciously allowed me, Nicole June, to be a guest blogger for the Art of Food. Never fear, Art will be back next time to tickle your taste buds with his nuggets of culinary wisdom.
As a young, single, over-scheduled woman, it is often difficult to find the time and means to feed myself. I have recently been looking for new establishments to quickly stuff my face, as most of my usual haunts are attached to a drive-thru.
Lo and behold, Clarksville has welcomed a new joint made especially for the stressed and kitchen-illiterate: Wicked Good Sandwiches, conveniently located on College Street across from the APSU campus.
I have personally always felt Clarksville is run amok with chains, so this family-owned business is just what our town needs.
Sarah Copeland and I tried the place out, and we were instantly impressed by the laid-back, quiet atmosphere. (Note: this place is fully decked out in Boston sports memorabilia, so watch what you wear when you go in!)
The three small booths provide an ideal private hangout after a long day of class or work. Two wall-mounted TVs play classic and alternative rock videos, but not so loud as to be distracting.
The staff is friendly and attentive, but won’t intrude on your dining experience. They understand that you want to slip into a food coma in peace.
Oh yeah, the food. The menu is small, which helps people who often pore over a large menu for 20 minutes and eventually get a cheeseburger (you know who you are). These people are in luck, because the menu includes cheeseburgers, as well as specialty sandwiches, fries, egg rolls, and a mozzarella/pepperoni combo inside an egg roll casing. Naturally, I had to order two, and they were beyond delicious, albeit fattening.
Sarah ordered the Philly cheese steak and fries, and I ordered a turkey pesto sandwich. I must say every green flake left in my teeth was worth it. The sandwiches were fresh, hot, and flavorful.
We were most surprised by the cheap prices. The majority of the meals can be purchased for $10 or less, which isn’t bad, especially since we walked away full and happy.
Our consensus was 4 YUMS on the Art of Food rating scale, and we will be dragging Art there as soon as we get the chance. I look forward to getting three mozzarella sticks next time.