Full of Bull Famous Roast Beef is coming to the former Pizza Extreme space at the corner of Blair Street and East Washington Avenue. A mid-April opening is expected.
From this somewhat unpromising-looking storefront, Full of Bull hopes to serve a more thoughtful -- and certainly more flavorful -- form of fast food. The roast beef in the sandwiches will be rare and served with special sauce. Roast beef lovers might hope for something more akin to the rare beef sandwiches served at late great "Elsie's" in Harvard Square than the thin facsimile that folks might be familiar with from Arby's (which gave rise to the great Homer Simpson catchphrase, "I'm so hungry I could eat at Arby's").
Burgers, a fish sandwich (you heard that right, a fish sandwich), salads, fries, and "double decker chips" also show up on a Full of Bull menu prospectus.
Over on the far west side, Capriotti's Sandwich Shop is now open at 610 Junction Road. The chain, originally out of Delaware, is coast-to-coast, and its distinguishing characteristic is "homemade" roast beef and turkey for its subs, which come on a Italian-style roll.
Some of Cap's special subs include "The Bobbie," which packs almost an entire Thanksgiving dinner into the bun (turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and mayo), and three subs that feature provolone cheese, Russian dressing, and a sweet cole slaw -- pastrami, roast beef, or turkey. The subs come in a 9", 12" or monster 20" roll. There's also a vegetarian turkey (meat substitute) sandwich and a veggie cheeseburger on the menu.