Deep Ellum News
Cheba Hut brings toasted subs and pot puns to Dallas' Deep Ellum
A restaurant chain that loves weed jokes is about to debut in Dallas: Cheba Hut, the Arizona-based sub shop chain, will premiere its Dallas location in Deep Ellum, with a date set for September 21.
As a release notes, the opening comes months after they first signed the lease to the space at 2808 Main St.
Founded in 1998, Cheba Hut embraces a marijuana theme in their menu although there is no actual marijuana in the products. The quality of their sub sandwiches earns high marks.
Favorites include the White Widow with chicken, ranch dressing, mushrooms, bacon, and provolone; and Kali Mist, with roasted turkey breast, chipotle mayo, fresh jalapeños, bacon, pepper jack, and avocado.
Customers can also build their own sandwich, in three sizes: nug (4-inch), pinner (8-inch), and blunt (12-inch).
A Munchies section features appetizers such as loaded nachos, pretzel nuggets, and salads. Stoner desserts include the Goo Ball with Rice Krispies, peanut butter, honey, and cocoa.
A full bar and playful beverage program has cleverly-named house cocktails like the Hash Can, with blue curacao and Red Bull. The Dirty Hippie combines cucumbers, lemonade, and Deep Eddy Vodka.
Cheba Hut Dallas will open at 50 percent dine-in capacity. Guests can also place orders for pickup online and via Cheba Hut’s free app available for Android and iOS. Delivery is available through DoorDash.
Owners are Chance and Angie Steed, who say in a statement that, after experiencing Cheba Hut's offerings in Colorado, they wanted to bring it to Dallas. They chose Deep Ellum because they felt the stoner-themed fare would fit in with the neighborhood.
"We're stoked that Cheba Hut will become Deep Ellum’s newest destination, whether it’s for a quick sub or for a late-night cocktail after a concert," Chance says.
The Steeds retained Texas muralists Candy Kuo, Fish, and Briks to create a mural with nods to Dallas' culture and landmarks, such as the famed Reunion Tower fashioned into a bong, and an eclectic collection of party guests crashing an art show thrown by Gene and Jerry Jones.