I decided to end the nomination period early so we could perhaps catch the nominated sub shop/bakeries off guard. There was 4 nominees clearly in the lead at the time of the tally.
Our judges Craig Kimberley, Ed Collard, Toby Pett and Erik Lorden each individually placed their orders for a large Italian sub with oil and seasoning at the respective sub shop/bakeries. Again, wanting to perhaps throw off the nominated sub shops/bakeries that may have been on the lookout for a sub order for a “Large Italian Sub with everything on it”.
I assigned a point system that heavily favored taste (totally subjective) and value cost per pound (totally non-subjective) with 40 possible points awarded in each of those two categories.
Remaining was 20 possible points for equal distribution of meat and condiments. 5 points for the least equally distributed meat and condiments 20 points for the sub with the most equally distributed meat and condiments.
The scoring went as follows-
Cost per pound
Sclafanis $6.09 per lb- 40 points
Virgilios $7.14 per lb 34 points
Destinos $7.16 per lb 34 points
Jeff’s Variety $7.44 per lb 32 points
Taste 1-40 possible points
average of all 4 judges-
Sclafanis 33 points
Virgilios 21.25 points
Destinos 26.25 points
Jeff’s Variety 25.75 points
Equal Distribution of Meat
5-10-15-20 least Equally distributes to most equally distributed
Total of Scores Combined for Your Winner
JEFF’S VARIETY 77.75
Again I’d like to thank the four judges- Ed Collard, Toby Pett, Craig Kimberley and Erik Lorden. Thanks to Kim Smith and Craig Kimberley for taking photos.
I’d also like to reinforce that there’s no shame in coming in 4th.
It’s true what they say, just like the Oscars, just to tally the number of votes to be nominated makes you a formidable joint to get a sub in the first place. No losers all winners in my book. I wouldn’t hesitate to order a sub from any of these places as well as many other sub shops in GTown that didn’t get nominated.
We’re crazy lucky that way, spoiled with great eateries in Gloucester.