$3 soup and sandwich

Driving down Michigan Ave the other day, I noticed a new sign out in front of the seedy strip joint formerly knows as Legg’s. The place, which I believe was re-christened the Hot Spot after almost burning down a few months ago, is advertising a $3 soup and sandwich combo. While I’d likely never go in and try it myself, I’m insanely curious as to what it could possibly be like. And, toward that end, I’d like to offer $3 to the first person to go in, try it, and write a review (preferably with a photo) for MM.com.

…Of course, if you’d rather talk about Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter changing party affiliations, we can do that in this thread too.

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38 Comments

  1. Kant
    Posted April 29, 2009 at 9:26 am | Permalink

    You have no idea how funny this is. Specter’s favorite food is she crab soup.

  2. Scott K
    Posted April 29, 2009 at 12:43 pm | Permalink

    I have always been a fan of Senator Specter, having lived in Pennsylvania for several years, even though he was republican…..it’s nice to see another conservative democrat (conservacrat)

  3. Scott K
    Posted April 29, 2009 at 12:46 pm | Permalink

    My wife and I keep threatening to go to Leggs for our next date night. Although I think I passed up my opportunity for a truly interesting experience when I didn’t visit the “Asch Hole” in the tiny town of Marenisco in the western U.P.

  4. Robert
    Posted April 29, 2009 at 4:20 pm | Permalink

    “Cheaper than a strip club sandwitch” is what they’ve been saying for years inside the beltway about Arlan Specter.

  5. Smeetfrog
    Posted April 29, 2009 at 4:34 pm | Permalink

    I once was at Gabe’s getting a cheese steak, the ladies behind the counter were discussing the merits of Legg’s. “I would waitress there but I’m not going to strip in that place.”

    She gave me extra hot peppers.

  6. Andy
    Posted April 29, 2009 at 6:57 pm | Permalink

    If only I didn’t have plans tonight… Is this avaliable as a lunch special only???

  7. Posted April 29, 2009 at 8:34 pm | Permalink

    I’m torn on Specter. I respected him up to half way through Bush’s first term, when it became clear what was going on. The fact that he continued in the party in spite of everything, in my opinion, is unforgivable. The fact that he’s changing parties now isn’t about ethics. It’s about winning. So, he doesn’t get my respect. I’ll take his votes, though.

    And I don’t know if the special is only during lunch. I guess I could call and find out for you. I’m guessing they have a phone.

    It would be fun to call every day and ask them what the soup of the day is.

  8. Posted April 29, 2009 at 8:37 pm | Permalink

    There’s a car wrecking place next door. It starts with an “A.” I think it’s something like Achen. Anyway, a few years ago they were selling a video of women in bikinis crushing cars. They ran ads on cable. I think I posted something about it here. I never verified it, but my guess is that the women in the video crushing the cars were employees of Legg’s. If so, I don’t see any reason to ever enter the building.

  9. Posted April 29, 2009 at 8:39 pm | Permalink

    And I was serious, by the way, when I offered to pay the $3. I’d love to have someone go there on assignment.

  10. Brackinald Achery
    Posted April 29, 2009 at 9:15 pm | Permalink

    Maybe OEC and I should critique local strip joints.

  11. Ol' E Cross
    Posted April 29, 2009 at 9:32 pm | Permalink

    How come Mark didn’t offer to pay for our chicken?

    According to their myspace page, they also .50 coney weekends if anyone wants to follow up on the Ypsi coney reviews…

  12. Posted April 29, 2009 at 10:56 pm | Permalink

    I too noticed the sign the last time I headed that way down Michigan– and I’ve decided that I can understand the sandwich. At least with a sandwich you can wave around dollar bills with your free hand. But soup? Soup is such an involved eating experience– it seems counter productive.

  13. Robert
    Posted April 30, 2009 at 12:44 pm | Permalink

    I’d take the assignment Mark, but I don’t want to have another OSA flare-up.

  14. Jules
    Posted April 30, 2009 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

    Really? You had respect for Arlen Spector AFTER his horrid conduct during the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill hearings? Maybe you’re too young to remember, Mark. But he’s a fucking asshole now and has been for a very long time. Take a looksee.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BidWboS3p5E

  15. Robert
    Posted April 30, 2009 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

    Arlen Spector has always been a tool. The extraordinary degree to which that guy will kiss ass has been obvious since his bullshit “magic bullet” presentation for the Warren Commission.

  16. galan
    Posted May 1, 2009 at 11:47 am | Permalink

    I drive by there every day and have been interested by the offer of a luncheon special.
    I would like to go in and eat that soup and samdwich combo while having a lapdance and a discussion of Arlen Spector’s defection from the Republican party.

  17. galan
    Posted May 1, 2009 at 2:17 pm | Permalink

    Wait a minute. Did Ol’ East Cross say they served hot dogs now too?
    I do not know where to start. on that one.

  18. Robert
    Posted May 2, 2009 at 10:09 am | Permalink

    Has anyone accepted the assignment yet, Mark? I want to, but I honestly don’t know if I can bring myself to ingest anything handled by the kind of guys who run strip joints.

  19. Posted May 2, 2009 at 3:33 pm | Permalink

    No one to date has sent me either a review or a photo… so please do go, Robert.

  20. stella
    Posted May 2, 2009 at 5:28 pm | Permalink

    I got the word. Cold cuts (turkey, roast beef, salami etc.) on white bread. GFS soups like potato etc. Somewhat helpful to the staff when needing something to get through their shift. Somewhat helpful to the drunk.

  21. Posted May 3, 2009 at 8:00 am | Permalink

    I want someone to find my hot spot.

    What would be the best time to put my facial cream on?

  22. Posted May 3, 2009 at 8:02 am | Permalink

    Would I be able to bring Two Tooth my Mate Tim VK4HFO along as he has not seen anything like this, he usually sticks to humping sheep on Lamb Island IOTA OC-137

  23. Posted May 3, 2009 at 8:05 am | Permalink

    Join me here as well. Let me know what Drugs you like.

  24. Robert
    Posted May 3, 2009 at 12:24 pm | Permalink

    You “got the word?” Stella…and how, may I ask, did you do that? Is the story hot?

    …and I just have to ask, Paul VK2HV, what in the world are you talking about?…and for the record, my favorite drug is sextacy, the viagra & X-tacy cocktail. I’ve never tried it, but I love any and all of these new combination words, like “sexting” and “gaydar.”

  25. Posted May 4, 2009 at 6:47 am | Permalink

    I like humping my rhino,but she is getting a little loose of late
    I also like th denagrade women,calling them FILTHY names.

  26. Posted May 4, 2009 at 6:49 am | Permalink

    my name is karen and i am a lovely person with the exception of my 2 horns.
    they suit me though as they help me dig the weeds out of the garden

  27. Posted May 4, 2009 at 7:19 am | Permalink

    does anyone know where to find the HOT SPOT on a rhino
    i have been trying for years to find it and she will not tell
    me where it is…please help me…chris

  28. Posted May 4, 2009 at 7:27 am | Permalink

    I want someone to find my hot spot.

    What would be the best time to put my cream in?

  29. Posted May 4, 2009 at 7:29 am | Permalink

    Would I be able to bring Two Tooth my Mate Karen VK2krw along as she has not seen anything like this, she usually sticks to the zoo animals in pmq zoo
    where there is more food to munch on

  30. bill
    Posted May 4, 2009 at 7:33 am | Permalink

    would the owner of this site get rid of this crud ..chris vk2uw and paul vk2hv
    please and keep it for what it was designed for !!!!!!!!!!!

  31. vk2uw
    Posted May 4, 2009 at 7:34 am | Permalink

    looks like no one loves me

  32. Robert
    Posted May 6, 2009 at 3:14 pm | Permalink

    vk2uw, I think you’re right. However, if you’d be willing to drop by the Hot Spot for that soup and sandwich for us and bring back a report, you may begin to win us over.

  33. Paw
    Posted May 6, 2009 at 3:49 pm | Permalink

    The economy is so bad, I’ve heard that the ladies dance for lunch meat.

  34. Posted May 12, 2009 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

    A real Democrat should challenge that weasel Specter in the primary. Some are trying to persuade US Representative Joe Sestak to do it. I hope he does. Specter is a self-serving jackass. If I lived in Pennsylvania, I’d rather have vk2uw as a senator.

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0509/22385.html

    I don’t think a super-majority is good for the Democrats anyway. With that much rope, they’ll certainly hang themselves.

  35. Posted June 18, 2009 at 12:00 pm | Permalink

    Jimmy John’s in Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor have $1 subs today until 3pm. And if you offer another $20, I’m sure one of the dudes working there will throw in a lap dance.

  36. Robert
    Posted May 18, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Permalink

    Sestak may very well rid us of that jackass Specter in today’s primary. I’ll be glad. I may celebrate by heading down to the Hot Spot for a dinner special.

  37. Edward
    Posted May 18, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

    I recommend staying away from the crab salad.

  38. Tim Wrigh
    Posted August 19, 2010 at 5:48 am | Permalink

    Is anyone into “Sheep Humping” or plain Crutching?

    Maaaaaaaaaaarni anD I love it, the only problem that I have is the boys in Blue (Police) don’t bloody like it, they have caught me 4 times now and have done 4yrs behind bars for it but I can’t just give it up, they will have to Wean me off. Even the good old two tooth give great head.

    If you want a lamb just let me know as I now export all my interbred Sheep world wide.

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