Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Bowie Restaurant Project: (9) Subway (Pointer Ridge Plaza)

For an explanation of the Bowie Restaurant Project, look here.

For a collection of all the Bowie Restaurant Project entries, look here.

Subway, 1334 Crain Highway

Most Recent Foursquare Check-in: 6/10/2011
Total Foursquare Check-ins: 1
Pre-Foursquare Visits: No
Rating: 1 1/2 out of 5 stars

It's another Subway. From what I read, it's a relatively new one. I stopped there on my way to see a house in the area -- one we ultimately decided against -- and had a fairly standard-issue Subway experience. The location of that house was a major factor in not buying, and while restaurant selection was not at the top of our list, I think the lack of choices in the area is pretty telling. Bowie is about 8 or 9 miles north to south, but in the southernmost 3 miles, you only have 5 restaurants -- this Subway, two Chinese places, a Pizza Hut, and a Domino's I recently decided doesn't count.

So given these facts: it's a standard Subway restaurant in a bleak part of Bowie for restaurants, how should it rate? Should it get extra credit for being one of the few choices "down south"? Or should it be penalized for contributing to the boringness of the choices? Let's say both, and give it the same 1 1/2 stars as the previously reviewed Subway.

2 Subways down, 5 to go. While this was perfectly adequate, given that it is the farthest Subway from our new house (and tied for the farthest restaurant), I don't see myself making a return trip.

As a parent of twins, I don't have a lot of time for hobbies. In the interests of efficiency, I decided to combine my restaurant reviewing hobby with my waymarking hobby by submitting this Subway as a waymark. I don't find the "Subway restaurants" to be the most exciting category, but it's pretty straightforward, especially now that I've enabled geotagging on my phone. Since I am taking these pictures anyway, I get the coordinates and the requisite picture.

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