As a drummer who had played in Austin several times while on tour, J.K. Bellucci moved here and opened All City Subs to fill a need for readily available good sandwiches in Austin. Having worked in every facet of the service industry for 20 years along with learning some tricks of the trade from family recipes, J.K. put together an all-star menu featuring some of his favorite sandwiches.
His pork sandwich is hugely popular. It was influenced from ‘the Mix’, a restaurant in Philadelphia. Although J.K modified the broccoli rabe to a more southern taste by using collard greens, the sandwich is similar. He takes a sweet Italian roll and toasts it with a garlic infused canola oil and builds the sandwich with homemade mustard, collard greens, slow roasted pork dipped in au jus, sweet pickled onions, and smoked provolone. He learned how to slow roast his pork from a family-owned restaurant in Rhode Island that made their roast beef similarly: brine the meat for 6 hours, season and slow roast it for four hours, and let it cool overnight. It takes a full day to develop the product for proper serving.
J.K and his crew aren’t afraid to color outside of the lines a little bit. Their 4/20 sandwich was so popular last April 20th, they brought it back a week later for Willie Nelson’s birthday (4/30). The 4/20 is a roast beef/pastrami with mustard, cheese, pickled onions, fried egg and Cheetos. Their favorite reaction to the sandwich was a patron proclaiming “I now know what God eats.”