Manny's opened during the last week of 2012 and features a variety of tasty gyros and subs. Owner Derar Ali brought his popular Manny’s sub shop from the Washington, D.C., area to the former Bobo’s west location, just north of the West Ridge Mall.
No stranger to Topeka, Ali lived here in the 1970s while a graduate student at KU and he owned the former Venus restaurant in the mid-1980s. When it came time to retire, he decided Topeka was the place.
Manny’s most popular sandwich was the Philly cheese steak. “People would come from far away just for our steak and cheese,” Ali said.