The weed-themed sub chain Cheba Hut has been curing Milwaukeeans' munchies for about a month now since opening in the former Five Guys and Blaze Pizza near the UWM campus at 2907 N. Oakland Ave. – so it seemed about high time for Lori and me to
toke take a puff peek.
In the place of Blaze Pizza is now a meal-serving monument to getting blazed, with the walls covered with a psychedelic Wonda-themed mural through "SnickleSchlitz Brewery" along with a collection of classic stoner movie posters and weed-themed artwork.
All of that was to be expected; what was unexpected, however, had to do with a different attitude-altering substance as Cheba Hut comes with a full bar inside – and a pretty substantial one at that – offering beer, cocktails and more. So while you'll have to bring your own high (thanks a lot, Wisconsin government), you can snag a buzz.
The menu keeps the party going with a lineup of "munchies" (sides), "cottonmouth cures" (beverages) and "toasted" subs that come in three sizes: a four-inch "nug," an eight-inch "pinner" and a foot-long "blunt." The sandwiches themselves come in such strains as a chronic (barbecue roast beef), a sensi kush (BLT), the popular white widow (chicken, bacon and ranch), Pacific blue (tuna melt) and many more – including two local favorites in their "secret stash," the Skywalker and the Barry White. The "toasted" subs claim isn't just on-theme marketing either, as the sandwiches come hot, lightly crispy and smelling great after a quick run through the oven.
The only thing missing from the marijuana-filled menu: any actual weed or even any CBD seasoning. (Again: Thanks again, Wisco politics.) But between all the decor, the themed menu and the smell of the freshly toasted ingredients, you still might catch a secondhand high inside Cheba Hut.
So would this new sub shop's edibles cause reefer madness or reefer gladness? Let's take a hit:
As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.
When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.