Compliments Only

Image: The Teamster

Last Updated: April 2021

Current Status: Many places switched to simpler food to get through the crisis.  Coconut Club was one of those places when it opened a ghost kitchen selling sandwiches called Crush Subbies.  Coconut Club closed up shop though, and the guy behind the subs, Pete Sitcov, looked to open his own spot.  He and Coconut Club co-owner Emily Cipes opened this storefront shop wedged between the gym and Miss Pixie’s.  The subs are mostly rooted is classics and tradition, with occasional playfulness (one sub is called Marisa Tomei Eats Free) and childhood nostalgia (potato chips sprinkled inside the turkey sub) thrown in. There is no seating currently, just a counter to pick up orders.  They do take-out and delivery.  Hours are limited from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Closed Tuesdays.

Summary:

Cuisine: Sandwiches/Salads
Neighborhood: 14th Street
Address: 1630 14th St NW, Washington D.C. 20009
Website: https://www.complimentsonlysubs.com/
Reservations: Walk-in (Online Orders)

Other Critics/Voices:

Washington Post: No coverage

Washingtonian: 12 New Restaurants and Creative Pop-Ups to Start 2021

DonRockwell.com – no thread yet

Washington City Paper: Laura Hayes included it on a list of pandemic sandwiches to try.