The owner of El Pasoan-Jewish restaurant JewBoy Burgers, Mo Pittle, is venturing into new sandwich territory with a sub shop in Allandale. JewBoy Sub Shop will open at 6701 Burnet Road in the former Pour House Pub space on Tuesday, March 23.
JewBoy Sub Shop — which Pittle specifies will not function as a deli — will serve a small menu of sandwiches, including three kinds of cheesesteaks (with carne asada, smoked chicken fajita, and pastrami), three parmesan hoagies (meatball, eggplant, and chicken schnitzel), and an Italian beef sub. There are also cold sandwiches like roast beef, turkey, and ham on thick Pullman bread. Pittle will be smoking the pastrami, turkey, and chicken in-house. Sides include house-made potato chips with dipping sauces like salsas, ranch, and beer cheese; shoestring fries; fried pickle chips; fried meatballs in tomato gravy; and matzo ball and fideo (Mexican noodle) soups.
This new restaurant will also have a full bar and spacious patio. Pittle plans to offer specialty drinks like Orange Whips and boozy slushies and shakes.
Jewish El Paso native Pittle modeled the menu after the East Coast sub shops he visited with his grandfather — like White House Subs in Atlantic City, New Jersey, or Dalessandro’s in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — while incorporating other aspects of his heritage. He wanted to open a sub shop to be able to offer catering services, as he doesn’t believe JewBoy Burgers’s menu translates to catering.
The sub shop is across the street from the original location of the JewBoy Burgers food truck, which opened in 2016. The truck closed in August 2020 with the opening of the physical restaurant on Airport Boulevard that September.