This small deli off of Lavaca and 16th Street is a great lunch spot for those working just north of the Capitol. They always have a good lunch special that tops out at $6.99, and it includes a drink. Their menu sandwiches are stuffed with meats and taste. The best part about this small deli is that it stands out for cleanliness and customer service. If you've paid over $5 for a sandwich and wonder if the guy's hands were clean, this is a place for you. Every time I've gone to Hog Island, their service staff seems clean and willing to help.
They have a great menu that ranges from hoagies, cheesesteaks, salads and pasta dishes. I highly recommend their Rose Pasta. It is a tasty blend of their homemade Alfredo sauce and marinara. Get it with the sausage (although chicken is also an option) and you've got yourself a winner. Their salads are also hearty and fresh. If you're into a ligh lunch, pair a salad with a Pellegrino (also sold there) and you'd be far from the usual greasy lunch standard.