I've been a big fan of Oswego Subs since they briefly had a branch opened in Ithaca about ten years ago. In fact, it was right where the new Taste of Thai Express has just opened. In between, there was a CTB Express there, I guess the sole example of a failure in Brous & Mehaffey's imperialist efforts.
How unfair that Oswego Subs didn't manage to survive in Ithaca! I think it may have been partly their attempted willingness to deliver just a single sandwich, even a half-size one, for free. That's no way to make a living. It's tough to identify what made their sandwiches so awesome, but even a two-day-old sandwich that's sat wrapped in my refrigerator since Saturday night was a hugely better Italian sub than anything I've managed to get in Ithaca since they closed up shop here.
Of course, their signature cheeseburger subs are also a big deal, and I had fun trying to replicate those a couple of months ago. Somewhat successfully, I thought.