Student raves: Sub-Zone at Pizza Paul's a winner

There was a time when taking a stroll to the local pizza shop to savor a hot slice really hit the spot. After days of indulging on the same insipid pizza, however, the thought becomes sickening and the idea quickly abandoned. Fortunately, if you want to change up your lunch routine, or need a new way to satisfy your cravings, Pizza Paul's has the perfect solution: a half-calzone, half-sub creation known as the "Sub-Zone."

A warning: If you have trouble finishing your measly, one-slice portion of food, this isn't for you. This doesn't mean you should stop reading this article: you will simply need to embark on a training regimen before you enter this arena of skilled eating.

The Sub-Zone is a large calzone split into two sections: one is packed with melted cheese and hearty pizza toppings, and the other is open to as many sub-sandwich combinations you can think of. So, when your stomach is screaming for pizza and a sandwich, you can have both at the same time! As an added bonus, the Sub-Zone costs about as much as two pizza slices, but with more bang for the buck. The prep-time is approximately 10-15 minutes and each order is made fresh. If you do not have spare time, call in advance.

The Sub-Zone was introduced at the beginning of the fall 2007 semester, with the principle goal of providing college students with lots of food for less coin. Surprisingly, the Sub-Zone has not received the recognition it deserves. It is has survived only by word-of-mouth from brave customers who were willing to try something new.

One day, when ordering a Sub-Zone with my roommate, Dario, I spoke with Teresa, the creator of the Sub-Zone. It was then she informed me that Dario was one of the first people to ever order a Sub-Zone. Shocked to hear his "claim to fame," I asked him what his feelings were.

"Being one of the first people to eat a Sub-Zone has been one of my greatest accomplishments while attending Geneseo," Dario said. "In fact, at one point, I considered adding it to my resume." Currently Dario is working on his next claim to fame: eating two Sub-Zones in one sitting.

In a past Lamron issue, students were asked to reveal the hidden gems of Geneseo. The Sub-Zone failed to be mentioned. The Sub-Zone is one of the tastiest hidden gems of Geneseo.