December 26th brought a long-awaited gift to residents of The Laurel Apartments. At Noon sharp, Snarf’s opened the doors to give residents a quick delicious dining option, just across the street. Fittingly, the first two customers were Laurel residents. The sub shop opened just in time for the InterVarsity’s Urbana ’12 conference. 16,000 college students descended on the streets of St. Louis for the conference. From the looks of things, must all have tried Snarf’s at some point during the week-long conference.
This is the second St. Louis location for Snarf’s with the other located on the Delmar Loop. Both stores are owned by Maty and Jodi Aronson. The fast-casual sandwich chain opened its first location in Colorado in 1996. Jim Seidel, a former St. Louisan, is the man behind the chain. Seidel happens to be Jodi Aronson’s brother. The Aronson’s opened the Delmar Loop location in 2010. Jim Seidel’s bread recipe is baked locally by Fazio’s Bakery on the Hill for both locations. In 2011, Snarf’s was awarded the “Best Sanwiches’ designation by The Riverfront Times.
The Snarf’s location in the MX, a 614 Washington Avenue next to Pi, is open Monday to Friday from 7am-Midnight and Saturday and Sunday from 8am-Midnight. Breakfast is available all day. Staff favorites thus far are the corned beef, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich, the peanut butter, banana and honey Snarflette and the Reuben.