903 Broadway St., Homewood
Cozy lunch-only sandwich shop in the former Lag's Eatery location on Homewood. Menu includes items from basics such as grilled cheese and club sandwich to a Cajun chicken tortilla and a half or whole muffuletta. Order at the counter and help yourself to a drink. A June 2010 Birmingham News review by Deeana Crider praised the Texas Hammer, with grilled sliced ham and pepper jack cheese served in a hoagie bun and dressed with hot sauce and spicy salsa. The Juicy Lucy, a ground beef patty stuffed with cheddar, was found to be rather thin and dry, served on basil focaccia bread. The Greek marinated chicken in the Greek chicken pita also was said to be dry and lacking in flavor. The Greek salad, a creamy pasta salad rather than the traditional greens-based version, had "an overwhelmingly tangy flavor." Nevertheless, the restaurant got three stars out of five, and the service was fast and friendly.