When: July 16, 2017, 11:50 AM
Studio Catering Company is a quick-service restaurant located in Disney California Adventure’s Hollywood Land. Like the Little Red Wagon in Disneyland, Studio Catering takes the form of a food truck, parked in a conspicuous location. The ostensible theme is that you’re on a Hollywood backlot, and this “catering truck” is on the set with you.
Clearly, some money was saved on the concept.
Studio Catering normally deals in theme-park essentials like corn dog bites and cotton candy. However, Disney is putting on their “Summer of Heroes,” so DCA is hip-deep in Marvel characters and superhero stuff. The Studio Catering menu has been revamped for the season, and has entirely new items.
Enter the “Super Hero-Sized Sub.”
This is the top item on the menu, and the description sounds pretty good. Three kinds of meats. Provolone. Lettuce, tomato, pickled onion. Red wine viniagrette, Hoagie roll. Let’s do it.
I place my order, step up to the truck, and collect my sandwich (along with a small bag of Lay’s).
First impression: this is a a very full sub sandwich. The hoagie roll is split down the middle and pre-cut horizontally. It’s overflowing with ingredients, and drenched in vinaigrette. It looks, and smells, exactly like a sub sandwich you might get from a chain restaurant outside the parks.
Elaine and I each grab a half, and get to work.
This is a pretty good sandwich!
Look, I’m not going to oversell, here: it’s a sub. A standard sub. Good ingredients. The bread is soft. The cheese is good. The meats are solid. The tomato is fresh. There’s too much shredded lettuce, and too much vinaigrette. But this is a credible, filling, unpretentious sandwich that will scratch the itch if you’re hungry.
Elaine was slightly-less-positive than I was, mostly due to the vinaigrette. “They hosed it down in that dressing,” she said. “Too much.” Be warned.
UPDATE: As of October 2017, this dish is no longer available.