By Estella Fullmer Brown
For Hometown News
Cathy Steindecker and Mike Pomeroy have taken the great flavors and homey atmosphere of a New York-style diner to the U.S. 1 corridor of Edgewater.
Previously on Mary Avenue in New Smyrna Beach, they moved to Edgewater during the holidays and changed the name slightly to Cathy and Mike's Subs-N-Suds NY Eatery, "Home of the Free Beer!" They are now at 2119 S. Ridgewood Ave. in Edgewater, just one block south of No Name Saloon and the U.S. 1-State Road 442 intersection.
Subs-N-Suds provides great food with ample portions at a great price.
"We built the place for the working class to eat," Ms. Steindecker said. "Diners get free beer, premium tap, all day, every day with a minimum $8 order each while you eat."
The new building has a large dining area and a game room with a pool table and an electronic bowling game, as well as a free WiFi connection. There are 52-inch flat screen TV's for those who want to sit and watch their favorite game while they eat.
The best thing about Subs-N-Suds is the great tasting food.
"It's way better than Denny's, but for the same prices or even less," exclaimed diner Jesse from California. Her fiancÚ agreed, stating he would have never moved out of the area if this restaurant had been in Edgewater a year ago. The couple said they enjoyed the food so much the day before they were back to try other items on the menu and plan to keep eating at Subs-N-Suds while they are in Edgewater on vacation.
The menu offers a variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner options of New York Italian-style food. "Everything is cooked and made here fresh daily," Ms. Steindecker said. "We don't have anything frozen except the bread we ship in from New York and I bake in the store. I make all the sauces, too."
Breakfast is served all day long and made to order. Lunch and dinner are also made at the time you place your order so nothing is sitting out 'waiting' to be served during the day.
Breakfast starts at $2.95 for 2 eggs any style, home fries or grits and toast. Some other options include a bagel with cream cheese, omelets, pancakes or a breakfast wrap.
"We have 6 varieties of Reubens on the menu," said Ms. Steindecker. "We are getting known for being the home of the Reuben now, too."
Subs-N-Suds also offers a Brooklyn Cheese Steak sandwich, The Jersey Burger and a variety of other burgers, ciabattas and hot dogs. Specialty sandwiches are $7.95 - $8.95 and are made with Thumann's Cold Cuts. They have wraps and wings, soups and salads on the lunch menu which is also available at anytime during the day. All of the soups are made fresh right there in the restaurant.
For dinner, they have baked ziti, eggplant rollatini, meat loaf, blue crabs and grilled chicken breast starting around $9.75 and sport large portions with fresh ingredients. Most of their seafood is from local fisherman and they support local farmers. They have an early bird dinner special from 3 to 7 p.m. daily that starts at $7.95. The special varies, but it includes three courses and is up on the board each afternoon.
One of their best selling breakfasts, and Mr. Pomeroy's favorite, is the "Taylor Pork Roll," which is almost as popular as the blue crab dinner special. They have all you can eat crab on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The blue crab is steamed Maryland style with your choice of Old Bay or J.O. seasoning and comes from local fishermen.
On the third Friday of each month, usually there is the DJ Frank Robert's Car and Bike Show in the shopping center's parking lot. Drivers get a free beverage and they and one guest get 10 percent off their check during the show. There is also a 50/50 raffle and door prize raffles that day. March 14 is the next Car and Bike Show, on the second Friday rather than the usual third Friday.
"We will have specials during Bike Week," Ms. Steindecker said. "We welcome the bikers and want them to know they can get a great meal here without spending a fortune."
They offer delivery all day to New Smyrna Beach, Edgewater and Oak Hill.
"We are one of the few places that deliver breakfast," she said. "We are also one of the few that deliver down to Oak Hill."
Ms. Steindecker is planning a larger menu after Bike Week. "I won't say what I am adding right now, but I have a few things I want to cook," she said. "It will be more extensive."
Her other plans include adding a bakery counter by the door that will feature bagels and New York-style breads and pastries. "That's down the road a bit, though," she said.
The restaurant is open 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information on menu items or to place an order, call (386) 410-4737.