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Strauss's avatar

Hoagie, grinder, hero, subway, what's your favorite and where's it from?

Asked by Strauss (20488points) March 7th, 2009

Americans (as well as other cultures) have a long lasting love affair with the sandwich described by Wikipedia as an ”...oblong roll, often of Italian or French bread, split lengthwise either into two pieces or opened in a “V” on one side, and filled with various meats, cheeses, vegetables, spices, and sauces.”

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hearkat's avatar

submarine sandwich… “sub” for short. Jersey Mike’s make my favorite.

casheroo's avatar

It’s a hoagie. I get mine from Wawa, but almost any deli can provide a delicious hoagie.

hearkat's avatar

@casheroo: You’re near Philly? I work in Cherry Hill.

exitnirvana's avatar

Hmm, both of my favorites are in RI: Grilled Chicken Grinder from Angelo’s Palace Pizza, or a Willow Tree Chicken Salad sub from J’s Deli.

I have yet to find my favorite sandwich in West Virginia. :(

babiturtle36's avatar

Its a sandwich… and I like it best from Jimmy Johns. YUM to the E.

SuperMouse's avatar

In my world it is called a Dagwood and I love the chicken salad from Rhineland Deli in Southern California.

Mr_M's avatar

Definitely the Blimpie’s “BEST” with extra meat and everything on it except hot peppers.

laureth's avatar

We love the subs / Coz they are good to us…

However, I’m more of a Subway gal. I’m old school like that.

AlfredaPrufrock's avatar

Jersey Mike’s for me. It requires a drive from civilization to the ‘burbs, but is worth it.

hearkat's avatar

@AlfredaPrufrock: Just curious about your location… not just because I’m amazed at how many awesome Flutherers live nearby, but also because I am curious about how widespread the Jersey Mike’s franchise is.

kwhull's avatar

Mom & Pop operation called Ankar’s in Chatt, TN….Steak in a sac with provolone cheese & lots & lots of Tabasco! (dang, I’m drooling on my keyboard!) Barring that, Subway.

AlfredaPrufrock's avatar

Kentucky. We have two in Louisville that I frequent.

aprilsimnel's avatar

I called it a sub growing up in Milwaukee. Out here in NYC, they’re subs too. My favorite was the Ham & Turkey Club Sub at Cousins in Milwaukee, specifically the location across the street from Atomic Records on Locust Street and Oakland Avenue. Now I can’t say. I pretty much stick to cheese steaks from Carl’s. The ordinary sub sandwiches here in NY have not compared to Cousins for me. I think it’s the bread.

Cousins had (has?) great bread.

hearkat's avatar

@AlfredaPrufrock: Wow! I had no idea they were that far away!
Thanks :-)

Mtl_zack's avatar

I like shwarma or souvlaki.

Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar

@aprilsimnel: Cousins is still around and so is Atomic records. I am a fan of Milwaukee’s Suburpia sub shop.

aprilsimnel's avatar

@Sueanne_Tremendous – That’s good to know, because I think Blimpies, the big regional chain in NYC, sucks major, major ass, sandwich-wise. Yup, that’s how much I dislike them. I remember Supurbia. Wow. I haven’t been to Milwaukee in a long, long, long time.

I need a care package from Cousins. :(

hearkat's avatar

@aprilsimnel: If you’re in or around NYC, there are gazillions of delis and sandwich shops you could go to for a sammich far better than any chain store would give you!

aprilsimnel's avatar

@hearkat – I know. And I do go to them! Maybe too often! :D

Jack79's avatar

half a loaf of bread with a HUGE chunk of ham, fresh tomato (heavily salted) and some butter, perhaps a slice of cheese there too. Very unhealthy, but there was this old woman selling these outside our school when I was a kid and I always got one when I had pocket money. I still remember the taste. And that old witch will be to blame if I ever get arthritis.

hearkat's avatar

@aprilsimnel: Whew! I inferred from your Blimpies comment that you regarded it as your prime source of sammich, despite living in the deli capital of the world! I am glad that I was mistaken :-D

kevinhardy's avatar

chicken pesto on wheat

gooch's avatar

Poboy- Fried shrimp poboy

rooeytoo's avatar

When I was going to college and then living in DC in the 60’s, there was a local chain of sub joints called Eddie Leonards. I don’t know if they are still going or not, but they had the best subs I ever ate! Nothing exotic on it, just salami, cheese, tomato, lettuce, onions, chilis, oil & vinegar, salt & pepper and oregano. Probably some other stuff too, but that is what I remember.

cyndyh's avatar

@gooch: You beat me to it. :^>

Po’ Boy. My kitchen.

Strauss's avatar

@Mtl_zack I’ve heard of souvlaki. Please enlighten us about shwarma.

kevinhardy's avatar

mcallisters has great sanwiches

Mtl_zack's avatar

Shawrma is a middle eastern dish. It’s chicken, lamb, turkey or beef in a similar style as a hero, with salad, humus, beats, and tachini sauce.

Kayak8's avatar

Philadelphia Cheese steak in the hoagie/sub category

Shrimp Po Boy for sandwiches in general

Zaku's avatar

Ok, so I’ve been pointlessly searching Gooch’s profile’s question and answer history looking for the question about what “gooch” means, and failing because it was a long time ago and the search matches everything Gooch has written, when I come across this almost-appropriate place to post my discovery for today.

Anyway, just to say there is a sandwich named “the gooch” at a restaurant in Seattle.

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