This week’s restaurants: Sho Sushi and Route 66 Subs, both at 373 E. Foothill Blvd., Upland.
Both restaurants in a yellow strip center at Third Avenue (I think — the street signs are missing) notable for a Green Burrito, Digital Color World and Check ‘n Go.
At lunch Tuesday I entered Sho Sushi and took a seat at the sushi bar. I had most of my usual sushi items: salmon skin cut rolls, spicy tuna cut rolls, salmon sushi and albacore sushi. I’m inexpert at these things but would judge the sushi to be average — not excellent but not bad.
Sho seems to be known for “all you can eat.” I simply ordered my items off the menu and when the bill came, it was “all you can eat,” $19.95. Mentally adding up what I’d ordered, it came to slightly more than that, about $23, so I guess it worked to my advantage, barely.
Sho Sushi, by the way, used to be owned by the people who now own King’s Teriyaki on East Holt in Pomona, where I wrote about getting napkins imprinted with the Sho Sushi logo.
Thursday, figuring I’d polish off the strip center, I had lunch at Route 66 Subs. (I’ve been to a Green Burrito before and that’s good enough for my little restaurant survey.)
The interior has a black-and-white motif with Route 66 and car-related decor. I got the Maserati, which is an Italian Trio sub (ham, mortadella and capicolla, I believe), 8-inch size, plus macaroni salad and a Coke, for $9.42. The sub was fine and filling, the salad pleasingly peppery.
They gave me a sub card — a free sub on your eighth visit — and you can sign up for e-mail coupons that will also net you a free meal on your birthday.
I’m not a sub guy, and when I am I go to Grinder Haven, but this was a nice little place. On my way out, after almost an hour of eating and reading, the guy behind the counter, who had taken my name with my order, called out, “‘Bye, David.” So he gets points for trying, and maybe I will go back sometime.