Super Sub at 1050 N Ashland has weathered the changing tides of its neighborhood, serving fresh, hot, greasy food until 4 AM to just about everybody for more than 20 years. Their fried chicken wing trays, in 30, 50, and 100 piece sizes are a staple of Roots & Culture’s after parties. Don’t let the bullet proof glass fool you, these guys do it right– Asad and the crew hand bread each and every wing, frying them fresh.
Dipped in styrofoam cups of Cajun Chef hot sauce with rounds of cheapo fries and variably tasty garlic bread and chased with shots of Jim Beam, this has been the spread you’ll find on R&C’s trippy aqua blue- tiled counter after 10 PM since the unkempt early days of the “suburban basement of the Chicago art scene”. In 2013, Super Sub added the fabled Southside delicacy, the Jim Shoo sub sandwich, to its menu, which is a subject of research for R&C Director, Eric May and his omnivorous practices.