Anybody remember Blimpies in downtown San Jose?
Sandwich shop next to McDonald's, not related to the chain, out of business for years. They had this killer hard crust sourdough bread I absolutely adored. Does anybody out there know what baker they got that from, and whether they're still in business?
Yes my mother used to take me there in the 70's when she went to S.J. State. Very good sandwiches and good memories. Years later, I lived downtown i would freguent this place quite often. The Blimpies chain had a problem with the name and they had to change the name to Rorshachs. I'm not sure why they closed, but it was a sad day for a lot of patrons. I still wonder what happened because they leveled the place and it's just an empty lot to this day. I'm sorry I can't help you with your bread question, but they did have great sandwiches.
re: martin blanchard
I thought it odd the Blimpie's chain was hassling them when it had no units in San Jose. it's probable that a lot of customers thought Rorshach's was a different business from Blimpie's and stayed away. I loved their Italian subs, the best I've ever had. If only I could buy that bread. The little building it was in was pretty nice too, very cool on a hot summer day.