Yes, that’s right: $4 Bobbies at Capriotti’s. Read on to find out where, why and when, and then mark your calendars in red!
Happy 40th birthday Capriotti’s!
In 1976, the year I was born, a sandwich shop was opened on Union Street, just a few blocks away from my house in Little Italy. (The two events were probably not connected.)
Now, I grew up eating subs from all over Little Italy— there used to be a ton in that area, more than there is now— and Capriotti’s is still my favorite, hands down. I’m partial to the near-perfect cheesesteaks; I like ’em with extra cheese, fried onions and sweet peppers. Every time I order a large sandwich, the guy asks me if I know those are 20 inches.
My boys are extremely loyal to their signature sandwich, the Bobbie:
- all-natural turkey, slow-roasted whole overnight and hand shredded off the bones the very next morning
- cranberry sauce
- homemade stuffing
It is delightful; the best parts of Thanksgiving dinner in a sandwich without the turkey hangover.
Maverick has claimed the Bobbie is his favorite food of all time, so whenever I make a turkey, I make sure to hold onto some cranberry sauce and stuffing so we can make our own DIY version. This is a rare instance where the kids tell me that my homemade version is not superior (but still good. My kids are pretty nice about not hurting my feelings when it comes to homecooked meals).
Anyway. Capriotti’s is celebrating its Ruby Anniversary throughout the month of June! If you live near the Newark, Bethany Beach, Kirkwood or Hockessin Capriotti’s locations, run— don’t walk— on June 12th to get yourself a 9″ Bobbie for just $4.
Sure, you can get a Bobbie other times, but it’ll cost almost twice as much and the anticipation waiting until Sunday will make it taste oh so good. Honestly, I’m craving one right now.
If you’ve never had one before you are in for a tasty treat!
I know it’s supremely tempting to buy a whole bunch and see how the thing freezes for later, but sorry Charlie, this deal is limited to one per customer.
There are Capriotti’s locations all over Delaware. I’ve visited at least half of them and never had a bad experience, but I am partial to the ones in the Newark Shopping Center on Main Street, on Kirkwood Highway by 7 and of course the original location in Wilmington.
You can order online to speed up the whole process, and I just discovered there’s a loyalty app so you can earn points towards free food. SOLD.
Enjoy your Bobbie!