After a recent remodel, Stax’s facelift looks great
Full disclosure to the readers: I am very biased when it comes to the local sandwich shop Stax. I eat there nearly once a week, if not more, and have yet to have a bad experience. However, I will do my best to give you an accurate representation of what the Stax experience is like and give reasons for why I enjoy the local-favorite so much.
For anyone who has been in Moscow for a few years, Stax brings up memories of a small, red shop with outdoor seating and just enough room inside to maneuver to the counter. Last May, Stax closed for a remodel. The nearly six months without the handmade sandwiches felt longer.
The remodel has done wonders for the little shop. There is now plenty of indoor seating and enough space for the staff to move around in the back. It is also refreshing to see a similar color scheme inside, which helps reconnect old regulars with the updated building.
Located just across Sixth Street from Taco Time, Stax is easily within walking distance for anyone on or around campus. The menu offers several options from hot sandwiches like a French dip to cold sandwiches such as the popular Holiday or the Gobbler (my personal favorite).
Stax also has salads and soups available, as well as an option to create your own sandwich. Soup options rotate based on the day. I have seen cheddar broccoli, chicken noodle and some kind of asparagus soup.
Sandwiches can be ordered in regular or large sizes, but a regular is generally big enough to fill most people up. The sandwiches are made on fresh bread and piled high with meat and veggies. Each sandwich also gets a small bag of Ruffles with it, and when an order is taken to go, the staff wrap it in aluminum foil and put it into a now iconic white bag with Stax written across one side.
So why do I love Stax so much? It sounds like just another sandwich place.
Well, I have to say that the service provided at the location, the quality of the ingredients used and the general atmosphere of the shop creates a wonderful combination. Amongst my friends and I, Stax is the place we can always agree on for lunch, and if they were open later, we would probably go there for dinner too.
That is the only complaint I have about the sandwich shop. The hours are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday and they aren’t open on Sunday.
Other than that, I highly recommend Stax to anyone who has never tried it. Once you have Stax, Jimmy John’s and Subway will never be the same.
Claire Whitley can be reached at email@example.com or on Twitter @Cewhitley24