I know everybody wants me to get to Carshon's for a sandwich, and I'm working on that. Until I make it however, I have had to fill my time with other options that are closer to where I work. So, with that being said, lets all reminisce about Galligaskins.
Actually there's no reason for me to ask you to reminisce. I don't know how long the place has been there or how long people have been going, but a friend recommended we meet there for lunch. I have to admit, I'm skeptical of sub shops and sandwich type restaurants. They always tend to be the same and they each advertise their "super fresh, no health violation cleanliness, low cal" features. All things I care little about.
But I was told the philly cheese steak was good here. I know what some of your are saying, "Yo I'm from or been to philly and this place got nutin' on a real philly cheese steak, Go Eagles!!" Well, I haven't been to Philly and I don't care for the Eagles (no offense to the bald ones or to Todd Dodge at UNT).
Apparently this is their number one seller. I don't know why they don't slightly alter it and call it the Cowtown calfwich or something quirky like that. Anyways, its really good. The meat was a bit salty but overall it had great flavor and came on some really soft hoagie type bread. Plus, it was hot and just made, along with the french fries. The fries sort of stole the show, in my opinion. I would put them close to the category of Railhead fries which I believe are the best in town. Crispy, hot, not greasy. Kind of like good hicken.
So it was a good lunch. The food is not so overwhelming that you want to go back to work and die. It's enough to fill you up for a decent price and send you on your way. And everybody knows that Cowtown calfwiches are low fat. So its got that going for it.
I think this would be a cool place to work into a monthly schedule of dining out only because they have a bunch of sandwiches and its a compromise of unhealthy and healthy (sandwiches and fries). Its the best of Subway and Whataburger (but better fries). That really isn't a good sales pitch is it?
So I like Galligaskins and I promise I'll go to Carshon's to get a real sandwich soon. Until then, I will probably have at least one more Cowtown calfwich.
Galligaskins is on Camp Bowie between Bryant Irvin and Horne, on the south side of the road. It's open during its operating hours and closed at other times.